Jane Urquhart is the author of five internationally acclaimed novels: The Whirlpool
, which received Le prix du meilleur livre étranger (Best Foreign Book Award) in France; Changing Heaven
, which won the Trillium Award and was a finalist for the prestigious International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; The Underpainter
, which won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction and was a finalist for the Rogers Communications Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize; and The Stone Carvers
, a finalist for the 2001 Giller Prize. She is also the author of a collection of short fiction, Storm Glass
, and three books of poetry, I Am Walking in the Garden of His Imaginary Palace
, False Shuffles
, and The Little Flowers of Madame de Montespan
(I Am Walking in the Garden of His Imaginary Palace
and The Little Flowers of Madame de Montespan
were published together in 2000 in a one-volume collector’s edition entitled Some Other Garden
). Urquhart has received the Marian Engel Award, and has been named a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France.
Urquhart has received numerous honorary doctorates from Canadian universities and has been writer-in-residence at the University of Ottawa and at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and, during the winter and spring of 1997, she held the Presidential Writer-in-Residence Fellowship at the University of Toronto. She has also given readings and lectures in Canada, Britain, Europe, the U.S.A., and Australia.
Jane Urquhart was born in Little Long Lac, Ontario, and grew up in Toronto. She now lives outside of Toronto.
(biography from publisher)