Jane Eaton Hamilton
Writer-in-residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House in June 2016
Jane Eaton Hamilton is the author of nine books of creative non-fiction, fiction, and poetry, including the 2016 novel Weekend (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2016). The Vancouver Sun called Weekend a “tour de force. Remarkable.” Publishers Weekly called it “propulsive.”
Jane Eaton Hamilton goes by “Hamilton.” Hamilton’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’ve 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 Sun, and the NY Times, and elsewhere. They have been the recipient of numerous grants.
Hamilton edits for Many Gendered Mothers and is a frequent jury member for literature awards. They mentor new queer writers and serve on literature juries. They have been a judge for publishing grants, the BC Book Prizes, the Alberta Book Prize, QWF, The Writer’s Trust Dayne Ogilvie Award, and many more, and a writer-in-residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House. They are represented by Carolyn Forde at Transatlantic in Toronto.
A photographer and painter, Hamilton’s photography has hung on display at Kew Gardens, UK, and won many awards. A queer activist, they were one of Canada’s litigants in the same-sex marriage case. They are also known for speaking out on disability rights and against violence towards women. They live in Vancouver, where their hobbies are gardening, dancing, and trying to learn languages.
You can catch up with their writing, activism, and work at: www.janeeatonhamilton.org
Latest Blog Postings about Jane Eaton Hamilton
Poets and authors Daphne Marlatt, George Bowering, Christine Lowther, RC Weslowski, Jane Eaton Hamilton, Heather Haley, and Renee Saklikar read love letters and epistolary poems published in Where the Nights Are Twice As Long on the longest night of the year.For avid...
BBQ and impromptu readings in the back garden at Historic Joy Kogawa House, Wednesday, July 6
Welcome, Jane! During the month of June, Jane Eaton Hamilton will be living and writing at Historic Joy Kogawa House. An active participant in Tom Cho and Jackie Wykes's Sunday afternoon Shut Up and Write sessions, Jane obviously used her writing time productively...