Jane Urquhart is the author of seven acclaimed novels, four poetry collections and a collection of short stories. Born in Little Longlac, Ontario, she has become a staple of Canadian literature with her brilliant prose and narrative and has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada. Alice Munro praises her body of work, saying her “writing compellingly depicts the sense of place in human lives.”
Jane’s novel The Underpainter was the winner of the Governor General’s Award – Kirkus Reviews calls it “A painterly masterwork…poignant in each of its several landscapes and subtle in tracing the mingled nuances of love and pain.” Her most recent novel, The Night Stages, is described by Jane Mendelsohn as “an emotional story that manages to feel both very real and deeply mythic. A beautiful, moving constellation of people, places, and ideas.”
Other works of hers include Sanctuary Line, Storm Glass, The Stone Carvers, a finalist for the Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award and Away, winner of the Trillium Award.
Jane lives in Northumberland County, Ontario, spending some of her time in Ireland.
Author Patrons: Pat MacKay and Gillian Sadinsky
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