Ann Copeland

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Ann Copeland
BornVirginia Walsh
(1932-12-16) December 16, 1932 (age 86)
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
OccupationShort story writer
NationalityAmerican-Canadian
Period1970s-1990s
Notable worksThe Golden Thread

Ann Copeland is the pen name of Virginia Walsh Furtwangler (born December 16, 1932 in Hartford, Connecticut),[1] an American-Canadian writer. She was a shortlisted nominee for the Governor General's Award for English-language fiction at the 1989 Governor General's Awards for her short story collection The Golden Thread.[2]

Born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut as Virginia Walsh,[1] she was educated at the Catholic University of America and Cornell University.[1] She married Albert Furtwangler in 1968, and moved to Sackville, New Brunswick where Albert taught at Mount Allison University.[1]

She has published five short story collections and an instructional guide to writing fiction.[3]

She returned to the United States in 1996, and is currently a professor emeritus at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.[3]

Works[edit]

  • At Peace (1978)
  • The Back Room (1979)
  • Earthen Vessels (1984)
  • The Golden Thread (1989)
  • Strange Bodies on a Stranger Shore (1994)
  • The ABCs of Writing Fiction (1996)
  • Season of Apples (1996)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d W. H. New, Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada. University of Toronto Press, 2002. ISBN 0802007619. Entry "Copeland, Ann", p. 236.
  2. ^ "Three B.C. writers in running for awards". Vancouver Sun, February 7, 1990.
  3. ^ a b International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2004. Europa Publications, 2003. ISBN 978-1857431797. Entry "Furtwangler, Virginia Walsh", p. 192.