Anne Simpson

BIOGRAPHY
Anne Simpson studied at Queen’s University and the Ontario College of Art and Design. Now she lives in Antigonish, where she teaches part-time at St. Francis Xavier University. She has been a writer-in-residence at the Saskatoon Public Library, the Medical Humanities Program at Dalhousie University, and the University of New Brunswick. She has also been a faculty member at the Banff Centre.

She has written two novels, four books of poetry, and a book of essays on poetry and art. Her fiction has been awarded the Journey Prize and the Dartmouth Award for Fiction, and her most recent novel, Falling, was longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her poetry has been awarded the Atlantic Poetry Prize, the Gerald Lampert Award, the Pat Lowther Award, and the Griffin Poetry Prize.

AWARDS

Longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for Falling.

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Winner of the Dartmouth Fiction Award for Falling.

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Winner of the Pat Lowther Poetry Award for Quick.

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Finalist for the 2008 Atlantic Poetry Prize for Quick.

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Winner of the 2004 Griffin Poetry Prize for Loop.

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Finalist for the 2003 Governor-General’s Award, Poetry, for Loop.

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Nominated for the Pushcart Prize XXIX for Loop.

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Finalist for the 2002 Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award.

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Winner of the 2001 Atlantic Poetry Prize for Light Falls Through You.

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Winner of the 2001 Gerald Lampert Award for Light Falls Through You.

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Finalist for the 2001 Pat Lowther Award for Light Falls Through You.

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Winner of the 1999 Bliss Carman Poetry Award.

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Winner of the 1997 Journey Prize (shared with Gabriella Goliger) for “Dreaming Snow.”


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