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Jane Urquhart

Photo: Tony Urquhart 1992

Jane Urquhart was born in Little Long Lac, Ontario and educated in Toronto and Guelph. She has had three books of poetry, one collection of short fiction, and two novels published. Her novels are also published in the U.S., the U.K., and France. She has been a writer-in-residence at the University of Ottawa, Memorial University, and the University of Toronto (1997). Her fourth novel was published in Autumn, 1997.

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Away. Toronto: McCelland & Stewart, 1993.
Changing Heaven. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1990.
Storm Glass. Erin, ON: Porcupine's Quill, 1987.
The Whirlpool. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1986.
Montespan. Erin, ON: Porcupine's Quill, 1984.
False Shuffles. Victoria, BC: Porcépic, 1982.


Governor General's Award for fiction for The Underpainter, 1997.
Marian Engel Prize, 1994.
Trillium Book Award, 1993.
Le Prix de Meilleur Livre Étranger (Best Foreign Book Award), France for The Whirlpool, 1992.
Les Lettres Nouvelles, Maurice Nadeau.
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