Frances Susan Itani (born August 25, 1942) (née Hill) is a Canadian fiction writer, poet and essayist. She is a Member of the Order of Canada.
Itani was born in
Belleville, Ontario and grew up in Quebec. She studied nursing in Montreal and North Carolina, a profession which she taught and practised for eight years. However, after enrolling in a writing class taught by W. O. Mitchell, she decided to change careers.
Itani has published thirteen books, ranging from fiction and poetry to a children's book. Her 2003 novel
was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Award, and won the Deafening Commonwealth Writers Prize, Caribbean and Canada region, and has been published in 16 countries.
Bibliography [ edit ]
Children's [ edit ]
Linger By the Sea (1979) (illustrated by Molly Bobak)
Best Friend Trouble (2014) (illustrated by Genevieve Despres)
Short stories [ edit ]
Pack Ice (1989)
Truth or Lies (1989)
Man Without Face (1994)
Poached Egg on Toast (2004)
A Season of Mourning
No Other Lodgings (1978)
Rentee Bay: poems from the Bay of Quinte, 1785-89 (1983)
Leaning, Leaning Over Water (1998)
Remembering the Bones (2007)
Tell (2014) (shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize)
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