Anne Simpson has been a writer-in-residence at the University of British Columbia, the Saskatoon Public Library, the Medical Humanities Program at Dalhousie University, and the University of New Brunswick, among others. She has also been a faculty member at the Banff Centre.
She writes novels, poetry, and essays. Four of her ten books have been Globe & Mail Best Books. Her short fiction has been awarded the Journey Prize, while her third novel, Speechless, won the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. Her second poetry collection, Loop, was awarded the Griffin Poetry Prize. She has also written two books of essays. The Marram Grass: Poetry and Otherness explores poetry, art, and empathy, while Experiments in Distant Influence: Notes and Poems looks at friendship, courage, and community.
Speechless (Novel), Freehand, 2020
Experiments in Distant Influence: Notes and Poems (Essays), Gaspereau, 2020
Is (Poems), McClelland & Stewart, 2011
The Marram Grass: Poetry and Otherness (Essays), Gaspereau, 2009
Falling (Novel), McClelland & Stewart, 2008
Quick (Poems), McClelland & Stewart, 2007
Loop (Poems), McClelland & Stewart, 2003
Canterbury Beach (Novel), Penguin, 2001
Light Falls Through You (Poems), McClelland & Stewart, 2000AWARDS
Winner of the 2020 Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award for Speechless.
Longlisted for the 2009 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for Falling.
Winner of the 2009 Dartmouth Fiction Award for Falling.
Winner of the 2008 Pat Lowther Poetry Award for Quick.
Finalist for the 2008 Atlantic Poetry Prize for Quick.
Winner of the 2004 Griffin Poetry Prize for Loop.
Finalist for the 2003 Governor-General’s Award, Poetry, for Loop.
Nominated for the Pushcart Prize XXIX for Loop.
Finalist for the 2002 Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award for Canterbury Beach.
Winner of the 2001 Atlantic Poetry Prize for Light Falls Through You.
Winner of the 2001 Gerald Lampert Award for Light Falls Through You.
Finalist for the 2001 Pat Lowther Award for Light Falls Through You.
Winner of the 1999 Bliss Carman Poetry Award.
Winner of the 1997 Journey Prize (shared with Gabriella Goliger) for “Dreaming Snow.”