Saturday, September 10, 2011

Frances Susan Itani


Born in 1942 in Belleville, Ontario; lives in Ottawa.

Studied nursing in Montreal and North Carolina, a profession which she taught and practiced for eight years.

After enrolling in a writing class taught by W.O. Mitchell, she decided to change careers.

Has published ten books, ranging from fiction and poetry to a children's book. Her 2003 debut novel Deafening won the Commonwealth Writers Prize, Caribbean and Canada region, and has been published in 16 countries.

Her lastest book is entitled Requiem (2011).

She has received the Order of Canada in 2006.

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