Aislinn Hunter, BFA, MFA, MSc Writing and Cultural Politics, (born in Belleville, Ontario) is a Canadian poetry and fiction author. She is married and currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
She studied art history and writing at the University of Victoria where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Her Master of Fine Arts degree came from the University of British Columbia and her MSc in Writing and Cultural Politics from the University of Edinburgh. She currently teaches Creative Writing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and she divides her time between Canada and the U.K. where she is finishing a Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh. Hunter's research interests include material culture, 'thing' theory (especially via Heidegger), Victorian writers, and ephemera.
Her 2002 novel 'Stay' has been adapted for film. A Telefilm / Irish Film Board co-production it is due for release in 2013 and stars Aidan Quinn and Taylor Schilling. Her new novel set in a UK museum will be published by Doubleday in 2014. She is a Contributing Editor to Arc Poetry Magazine.
- 2001: Into the Early Hours (Polestar) ISBN 1-55192-498-6
- 2001: What's Left Us (Raincoast) ISBN 1-55192-412-9
- 2002: Stay (Raincoast) ISBN 1-55192-568-0
- 2004: The Possible Past (Polestar) ISBN 1-55192-721-7
- 2009: A Peepshow with Views of the Interior (lyric essays) (Palimpsest Press, Fall, 2009) ISBN 978-0-9784917-6-5
Awards and recognition
- 1996: nominee, Journey Prize (poetry)
- 1996: nominee, National Book Award (fiction)
- 2000: nominee, National Magazine Award
- 2002: winner, Gerald Lampert Award, Into the Early Hours
- 2002: shortlisted, Danuta Gleed Award, What's Left Us
- 2002: finalist, Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, Into the Early Hours
- 2003: finalist, Books in Canada/Amazon First Novel Award, Stay
- 2002: shortlisted, ReLit Award, What's Left Us
- 2004: shortlisted, Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, The Possible Past
- 2004: shortlisted, Pat Lowther Award, The Possible Past
- 2004: shortlisted, ReLit Prize for Poetry, The Possible Past
- Hunter, A.; Jacobsen, S.D. (5 June 2013). "Aislinn Hunter, PhD (In-Progress): Instructor of Creative Writing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University". In-Sight (2.A): 48–55.