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Peggy Herring


Peggy Herring is the author of Anna, Like Thunder (Brindle & Glass, 2018) and This Innocent Corner  (Oolichan Books, 2010). She has also published short fiction in The Antigonish Review, The New Quarterly, Prism international, and This Magazine. She has published a chapbook, Lima Bean and Other Short Prose (Bada Talaab Press, 2007).

Peggy grew up on a small farm outside Tottenham, Ontario. In 1984, she graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Journalism degree. She then worked for CBC Radio, in current affairs, in Grand Falls, NL, St. John's, NL, and Vancouver, BC. In 1994, she went overseas, and for the next fourteen years lived and worked in India, Bangladesh and Nepal. Among her employers at that time were the United Nations, Save the Children Fund, CARE and The Asia Foundation.

She now lives and writes in Victoria, BC.

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Anna, Like Thunder. Brindle & Glass, 2018
This Innocent Corner. Oolichan Books, 2010


Great Canadian Literary Hunt (3rd place) for "The Apprentice" in This Magazine, 2003
The Eleanor Abram Prize for Fiction for "Feeding the Gracklings" in The Harpweaver, 2001-02
Silver Award, Film and Video Production, Children's Issues for "Seen, Heard and Respected: The Street Children of CSKS", 1999
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