Janette Turner Hospital

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Janette Turner Hospital (née Turner) (born 12 November 1942) is an Australian-born novelist and short story writer who has lived most of her adult life in Canada or the US, principally Boston (Massachusetts), Kingston (Ontario) and Columbia (South Carolina).[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Turner was born in Melbourne and grew up in Queensland. She studied at the University of Queensland and Kelvin Grove Teachers College, gaining a BA in 1965.[2] She holds an MA from Queen's University, Canada, 1973,[3]

Career[edit]

Her books are published in multiple translations.[4]

Turner Hospital also teaches literature and creative writing and has been writer-in-residence at universities in Australia, Canada, England and the US (MIT, Boston University, Colgate and the University of South Carolina).

She is currently Visiting Writer-in-Residence in the MFA program at Columbia University.[5][6]

Honours and awards[edit]

Turner Hospital was awarded an honorary D.Litt from the University of Queensland, Australia, for "services to Australian Literature."[7] She has won a number of international literary awards,[8] including the Steele Rudd Award for Best Collection of Short Stories, 2012. She was also a finalist (one of five) for Prime Minister's Literary Award for Fiction and for the Melbourne AGE Book of the Year Award for Fiction.

Bibliography[edit]

  • The Ivory Swing (novel) (1982),
  • The Tiger in the Tiger Pit (novel) (1983),
  • Borderline (novel) (1985),
  • Dislocations (short stories) (1986),
  • Charades (novel) (1988),
  • Isobars (short stories) (1990),
  • A Very Proper Death, as Alex Juniper (novel) (1990),
  • The Last Magician (novel) (1992),
  • Oyster (novel) (1996)
  • Collected Stories (short stories) (1995),
  • Due Preparations for the Plague (novel) (2003),
  • North of Nowhere, South of Loss (short stories) (2003),
  • Orpheus Lost (novel) (2007)[9]
  • Forecast: Turbulence (short stories) (2012)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Selina Samuels. "Janette Turner Hospital".Dictionary of Literary Biography: Australian Writers 1975-2000.Ed. Selina Samuels. Farmington Hills: Thomson Gale, 2006: 153-163
  2. ^ Selina Samuels. "Janette Turner Hospital".Dictionary of Literary Biography: Australian Writers 1975-2000.Ed. Selina Samuels. Farmington Hills: Thomson Gale, 2006: 153-163
  3. ^ "Janette Turner Hospital". Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol.145, Ed. Jeffrey W Hunter. Detroit: The Gale Group, 2001: 291-321
  4. ^ "Janette Turner Hospital". Canadian Who's Who 2005. Ed. Elizabeth Lumley. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005: 609.
  5. ^ "Janette Turner Hospital". University of South Carolina. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "Janette Turner Hospital". Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol.145, Ed. Jeffrey W Hunter. Detroit: The Gale Group, 2001: 291-321.
  7. ^ University of Queensland alumni site: http://www.alumni.uq.edu.au/janette-turner-hospital-author
  8. ^ "Janette Turner Hospital". Canadian Who's Who 2005. Ed. Elizabeth Lumley. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005: 609.
  9. ^ David Callahan. Rainforest Narratives: The Work of Janette Turner Hospital. St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 2009

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