Jane Eaton Hamilton
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Contact Jane: hamiltonjaneeaton at gmail.com
Vancouver-based Jane Eaton Hamilton is the author of 9 books of creative nonfiction, fiction and poetry, including the 2016 novel Weekend and two prior collections of short fiction. The Vancouver Sun called Weekend a “tour de force. Remarkable.” Publishers Weekly called it “propulsive.”
Jane’s books have been shortlisted for the MIND Book Award, the BC Book Prize, the VanCity Award, the Pat Lowther Award and the Ferro-Grumley Award. Their memoir was one of the UK Guardian’s Best Books of the Year and a Sunday Times bestseller. They are the two-time winner of Canada's CBC Literary Award for fiction (2003/2014). They have had a notable in BASS and BAE (2016) and have appeared in The Journey Prize, Best Canadian Short Stories and Best Canadian Poetry. Their work has also appeared in publications such as Salon, The Rumpus, The Missouri Review, The New York Times and The Sun.
Jane founded a website about violence within queer communities at queerviolence.wordpress.com. They edit for Many Gendered Mothers. They are a genderqueer, disability and social justice activist, and a founding member of Canada’s CripsCanLit. They are also a member of The Writer’s Union of Canada’s Equity Task Force, serve on literature juries, and mentor new queer/trans writers.
Jane was a litigant in Canada's same-sex marriage case.
You can find Jane at their website
Missouri Review: Social Discourse, 1944
Numéro Cinq: Bird Nights
New York Times, February 2017: Am I Too Embarrassed to Save My Life?
Jane is available for personal essays, opinion editorial, fiction, and poetry.
Additional communication availability: Text, chat, videoconference
Languages: English (Fluent)