December 16, 1932
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
|Occupation||Short story writer|
|Notable works||The Golden Thread|
Ann Copeland is the pen name of Virginia Walsh Furtwangler (born December 16, 1932 in Hartford, Connecticut), 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.
Born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut as Virginia Walsh, she was educated at the Catholic University of America and Cornell University. She married Albert Furtwangler in 1968, and moved to Sackville, New Brunswick where Albert taught at Mount Allison University.
She has published five short story collections and an instructional guide to writing fiction.
- 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)
- W. H. New, Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada. University of Toronto Press, 2002. ISBN 0802007619. Entry "Copeland, Ann", p. 236.
- "Three B.C. writers in running for awards". Vancouver Sun, February 7, 1990.
- International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2004. Europa Publications, 2003. ISBN 978-1857431797. Entry "Furtwangler, Virginia Walsh", p. 192.
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