Jean McNeil

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Jean McNeil is a Canadian fiction and travel author. She is a Reader in Creative Writing and co-convenor of the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at the University of East Anglia.[1]

She grew up on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. She presently lives in London, England.[2]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Winner, Grand Prize and Adventure Travel category at the Banff Mountain Film Festival Book Awards Book Competition for Ice Diaries: an Antarctic Memoir, 2016.
  • Nominated for a Canadian National Magazine Award for 'Ice Diaries: A Climate Change Memoir,' (extract from book in progress) 2013.
  • Awarded a Canada Council Grant for the Arts, 2013.
  • Finalist, Prism International prize for creative non-fiction, for 'The Skeleton Coast', Vancouver, Canada, 2013.
  • Nominated for the 2013 Pushcart Prize, USA for 'Ice Diaries', published 2012.
  • Winner, Prism International prize for creative non-fiction, for 'Ice Diaries: A Climate Change Memoir', Vancouver, Canada, 2012.
  • Shortlisted for the BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinkers scheme, 2012.
  • Winner, Walkopedia travel writing award, 2011.
  • Shortlisted, Metcalfe-Rooke award for an unpublished novel manuscript, for Fire on the Mountain, 2011.
  • Awarded British Antarctic Survey/Arts Council England International Fellowship to Antarctica, 2005.
  • Nominated, Governor-General’s Award for Fiction, Canada, 2003.
  • Awarded Canada Council Award for the Arts, 2002.
  • Awarded London Arts Board Award for the Arts, 1997.
  • Shortlisted, Journey Prize for short fiction (Canada), 1997.
  • Winner, Prism International short story competition, 1997.



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