Frances Itani

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Frances Susan Itani (born August 25, 1942) (née Hill) is a Canadian fiction writer, poet and essayist. She is a Member of the Order of Canada.

Itani was born in Belleville, Ontario and grew up in Quebec. She studied nursing in Montreal and North Carolina, a profession which she taught and practised for eight years. However, after enrolling in a writing class taught by W. O. Mitchell, she decided to change careers.

Itani has published thirteen books, ranging from fiction and poetry to a children's book. Her 2003 novel Deafening was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Award, and won the Commonwealth Writers Prize, Caribbean and Canada region, and has been published in 16 countries.

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Children's[edit]

  • Linger By the Sea (1979) (illustrated by Molly Bobak)

Short stories[edit]

  • Pack Ice (1989)
  • Truth or Lies (1989)
  • Man Without Face (1994)
  • Poached Egg on Toast (2004)

Poetry[edit]

  • A Season of Mourning
  • No Other Lodgings (1978)
  • Rentee Bay: poems from the Bay of Quinte, 1785-89 (1983)

Novels[edit]

  • Leaning, Leaning Over Water (1998)
  • Deafening (2003)
  • Remembering the Bones (2007)
  • Missing (2011)
  • Requiem (2011)

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