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Leslie Hall Pinder

Leslie Hall Pinder was born in Saskatchewan in 1948. She earned a B.A. in English, with Distinction, in 1968. After travelling in Europe, she moved to Vancouver where she entered the Masters Program in English at the University of British Columbia. After working at the Police Department and as a Court reporter, she completed her law degree in 1976. In 1978 she commenced working for the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, as in-house counsel. In 1982 she formed her own firm; she and her partner now work with two associate counsel in the firm working almost exclusively for Indian people. They have been involved in the major litigation on behalf of Indian people in Canada. From 1970-1986 she continued to write and submit stories for publication. In 1986 Under the House was published in Canada by Talonbooks. It was then picked up by Bloomsbury Publishing in the U.K., and published in hardback in 1987. Faber and Faber published the softcover edition in 1989. Her second book, On Double Tracks was published in Canada in 1990 by Lester and Orpen Dennys.

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On Double Tracks. Toronto: Lester and Orpen Dennys, 1990.
Under the House. Burnaby, BC: Talon Books, 1986.


Inter-regional scholarship, Dalhousie University.
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