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Jane Eaton Hamilton

Agent: Maria Massie, Witherspoon Associates, NY NY
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


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Jane Eaton Hamilton is the prize-winning author of Hunger, a 2002 collection of short
fiction (Oberon Press ISBN 077809 1203 4). She is also the author of Jessica's Elevator
(children's, Press Porcepic, '89), Body Rain (poetry, Brick. '91), Steam-Cleaning Love
(poetry, Brick, '93), and July Nights (short stories, Douglas and McIntyre, '92). Her books
have been shortlisted for the Lowther, VanCity and BC Book Prizes.

Short pieces, which have appeared in such places as the New York Times, Maclean's,
Canadian Gardening, Fine Gardening and Seventeen magazine as well as in numerous
anthologies, have won the Yellow Silk fiction award, the Paragraph fiction award, the
Event non-fiction award, the Prism International fiction award, the Belles Lettres essay
award, the Grain non-fiction award, the This Magazine fiction award and The Canadian
Poetry Chapbook Contest. Stories have appeared in the Journey Prize Anthology and
Best Canadian Short Stories and, most recently, in Tarcher Putnam's The Spirit of
Writing: Classic and Contemporary Essays Celebrating the Writing Life. They have been
shortlisted for the Pushcart Prize and Best American Short Stories. Pieces are upcoming
in The Writer's Presence (Bedford/St.Martin's USA), the Missouri Review and Fiction

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Interests: Apart from my career as a fiction writer, I am also a garden photographer. As well, my partner and I are keen gardeners becoming Master Gardeners and are enthusiastic ballrooom dancers.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • July Nights and Other Stories
  • Hunger
  • Poetry

  • Going Santa Fe
  • Body Rain
  • Steam-Cleaning Love
  • Children's Literature

  • Jessica's Elevator