Connelly, Karen, 1969-

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Connelly, Karen, 1969-

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Karen Connelly, poet, author and photographer, was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1969 and is the author of several books of nonfiction, fiction and poetry. Her novel "The Lizard Cage", was nominated for the 2006 Kiriyama Prize for fiction. She has read from and lectured on her work in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Connelly lived for many years in Burma and Thailand and has residences in Canada and Greece. Her best-selling book, "Touch the Dragon : a Thai journal", recounts her year spent in Thailand at the age of seventeen. It was awarded the Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction in 1993 and was a New York Times Notable Travel Book of the Year in 2002. Her other books include the poetry collections "Grace and Poison", "This Brighter Prison", The Disorder of Love", and "The Small Words in My Body", which won the Pat Lowther Award for poetry in 1991. She is also the author of the memoir "One Room in a Castle", which recounts her travels in Spain, Greece and France. Connelly currently lives in Toronto, Ontario, where she teaches creative writing at Humber College.


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