Anne Stone

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Anne Stone is a Canadian writer, teacher, and editor.[1]


Born in Toronto, Ontario, Stone now lives in Vancouver. She studied in Montreal at Concordia University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature (1994) and at McGill University, where she earned a Master of Arts in English Literature (1997). Her thesis consisted of an experimental novel (“De’ath Sound”) and a critical afterward;[2] the short poetic novel, retitled Hush, was published by Insomniac Press in 1999. In 2005, Julie Boulanger wrote her thesis on this novel (“What Language is This?: A Study of Abjection in Djuna Barnes's Nightwood and Anne Stone's Hush.)[3]

While set in Mississauga, it has been noted that her third novel, Delible (Insomniac Press, 2006), is reminiscent of the subject of missing women in Vancouver.[4] Delible was named a book of the year by the Globe and Mail (29 Dec. 2007) and long-listed for the Relit Award.[5] Together with activist and teacher Amber Dean, Stone co-edited a special issue of West Coast Line on the issue of murdered and missing women (2007).[6] Between 2007 and 2010, Stone co-edited a fiction imprint at Insomniac Press (Serotonin/Wayside Editions). She teaches English and creative writing at Capilano University.

In 2000, Stone alleged that she ghostwrote the majority of Nega Mezlekia's award-winning memoir Notes from the Hyena's Belly. Mezlekia responded that Stone's role in the book's publication was strictly that of a copy editor, and sued Stone for defamation.[7] Their claims and counterclaims became a significant subject of debate in the Canadian press about the relationship between authorship and editorship of a creative work.[8]



Selected Non-fiction[edit]

  • What Will Not Bury. The Heart Does Break: Essays on Grief and Mourning by Canadian Writers. Eds. Jean Baird & George Bowering. Toronto: Randomhouse, 2009. ISBN 978-0-30735-702-1
  • Bearing Partial Witness: Representations of Missing Women. Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies (2009) 31:2: 221-236.


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