Burnard, Bonnie

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Burnard, Bonnie

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1945-2017

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Bonita Amelia "Bonnie" Burnard, writer, was born in Petrolia, Ontario, in 1945. She received her Bachelor of Arts in 1967 from the University of Western Ontario, where she was later writer-in-residence. Burnard taught at Sage Hill and the Humber School of Writing, and was a jury panel member for the Giller Prize in 1996 and 1997. She is the author of the novel "A Good house" (1999), which won the Giller Prize in 1999, and her most recent novel "Suddenly" was published in 2009. She has also written collections of short stories including "Women of influence" (1988), which was awarded the Commonwealth Best Book Award, and "Casino and other stories" (1994), which won the Periodical Publishers Award, Saskatchewan Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize in 1994. She is the co-author of "Coming attractions: Stories," and the editor of "The old dance: love stories of one kind or another" (1986) and "Stag line: Stories by men" (1995). She has read from her work throughout Canada and in the U.S., Europe, Australia and South Africa. Her stories have been included in many anthologies, among them: "Stories by Canadian women" (1999), "Mothers and daughters" (1997), "Arnold anthology of post-Colonial literature" (1996), "Spin on 2" (1995), "The Oxford book of Canadian short stories" (1995) and "Best Canadian stories" (1992 and 1989). Her short story "Evening at the edge of the water" was featured in the compilation of Canadian short fiction, "Turn of the story" (1999). She received the Marian Engel Award for her body of work in 1995. Burnard died in London, Ontario, on 4 March 2017.

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