Wanda Campbell was born and grew up in Andhra Pradesh, South India. She came to Canada at the age of 10, and lived in New Brunswick for many years before completing a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing at the University of Windsor under the supervision of Alistair MacLeod, and a PhD in Canadian Literature at the University of Western Ontario. She now teaches Creative Writing and Literature at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, where she lives with her husband and daughters.
Wanda Campbell’s debut novel Hat Girl, winner of the 2010 H.R. Percy Prize in the WFNS Atlantic Writing Competition, was published in September 2013. Her poetry collections include Daedalus Had a Daughter, Grace, Looking for Lucy, Haw [Thorn], and Sky Fishing and she has edited several academic books. She has given readings from Halifax to Victoria, and her poems and stories have appeared in journals across Canada, including: Antigonish Review, Dalhousie Review, Descant, existere, Fiddlehead, Grain, Harpweaver, New Quarterly, Queen’s Quarterly, Room, Vallum, Wascana Review, and Windsor Review.