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Susan Olding

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Susan Olding was born in Toronto. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto, a B.Ed. from Queen's, and an M.F.A. from UBC. Her fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in literary journals and anthologies throughout Canada and the U.S. and have won numerous awards, including the Event Creative Nonfiction Contest (two-time winner); the Prairie Fire Creative Nonfiction Contest; the New Quarterly's Edna (two-time winner); and a National Magazine Award. She lives in Vancouver. 

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Pathologies: A Life in Essays. Freehand Books, Fall, 2008


CNFC Readers' Choice Award, 2010
National Magazine Awards Foundation for Silver Medal and Honourable Mention in Personal Journalism, 2012
Edna Award for The New Quarterly, 2012
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