Heather Jessup

BIOGRAPHY
Heather Jessup teaches fiction in the creative writing program at Dalhousie University. She is the author of the novel The Lightning Field, and a book on truth, lies, and art called This Is Not a Hoax: Unsettling Truth in Canadian Culture. She is the co-curator of the national exhibition Make Believe: The Secret Library of M. Prud’homme – A Rare Collection of Fakes, which toured across Canada in 2019 with funding from a Canada Council New Chapter Grant. Her work has been nominated for the Journey Prize, New American Voices, two Atlantic Book Awards, and the Dublin Literary Award. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia on the unceded territories of Mi’kma’ki.

PUBLICATIONS

The Lightning Field (novel) 2011 (Gaspereau Press)

This Is Not a Hoax: Unsettling Truth in Canadian Culture (non-fiction) 2019 (WLUP)

Make Believe: The Secret Library of M. Prud’homme – A Rare Collection of Fakes (www.prudhommelibrary.ca)

AWARDS

Heather’s work has been nominated for the Journey Prize, New American Voices, two Atlantic Book Awards, and the Dublin Literary Award.


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