Famous for her highly original experiments with form, Diane Schoemperlen has published four critically acclaimed books of short fiction and three novels, including In the Language of Love, Our Lady of the Lost and Found, and most recently, At a Loss for Words: A Post-Romantic Novel, which the National Post called “a laugh-out-loud anti-love letter. As Schoemperlen holds the mirror up to us, we can’t help but see that love is always archetypal and banal at the same time.”
Diane was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction in 1990 with her story collection, Man of My Dreams. In 1998 she won the covetted award with Forms of Devotion. The jury called it “the work of a major literary talent at the top of her craft. A virtuoso performance.” It went on to be published in the United States, Spain, Korea, and the UK and was adapted as a stage play, performed at Toronto’s Fringe Theatre.
Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Diane received the Marian Engel Award in 2008 for a body of work by a writer in mid-career from the Writers’ Trust of Canada. Diane lives in Kingston where she writes, edits, and serves as the Book Club Coordinator for Kingston WritersFest’s Devour.