Rachel Lebowitz

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Rachel Lebowitz (born 1975 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is an award winning Canadian writer.

Biography[edit]

She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1975. After attending graduate school at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec[1] she moved with her husband, Zachariah Wells, to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2003. In 2006, Lebowitz and Wells moved to Vancouver, where Lebowitz enrolled in a teacher-training programme at Simon Fraser University.

Also in 2006, Lebowitz's book Hannus was published by Pedlar Press. Hannus is a biographical work about the life of Lebowitz's great-grandmother, Ida Hannus.[2] It was shortlisted for the 2007 Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize and the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction.[1][2][3] In 2008, she and Wells' children's book, "Anything But Hank!" was published.[2] Her third book, Cottonopolis, uses found and prose poems to tell the story of the cotton industry during the industrial revolution. It was published by Pedlar Press in Spring, 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Graduate Alumni". Department of English - Concordia University - Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Special delivery". Vancouver Sun. October 4, 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Vancouver's Caroline Adderson wins award for her fiction works". Vancouver Sun. March 8, 2007. Retrieved 5 January 2011.