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Ann Diamond's Biography

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Nov 2011

Ann Diamond is an award-winning Montreal writer of fiction, poetry, and journalism. Her story collection Evil Eye won the Hugh MacLennan Prize for fiction in 1994. A book of poetry, A Nun's Diary, was adapted for theatre by director Robert Lepage. Mona's Dance (a novel) chronicles the adventures of a nightclub dancer, and was featured on CBC's The Arts Tonight as the best small press book of 1988. Her work has been published in Best Canadian Stories (1991) and The Thinking Heart: Best Canadian Essays (1992), as well as numerous periodicals and anthologies. A radio play, "Solo Death Waves" (1993) was broadcast on CBC Stereodrama. A memoir, "Roads to Freedom" won the 1991 Event Magazine Creative Non-Fiction Prize. She has appeared on local and national media including Morningside, Home Run, Newswatch, etc. She was one of four Montreal personalities featured in Georges Dufaux' documentary film, "Rue Ste-Catherine Est/West" (1992). She has taught Creative Writing at Concordia University, St. Laurence College (Kingston) and University College of the Cariboo (Kamloops). In 1993, she was weekly Books columnist for the Montreal Gazette.


In 2003, she began researching the history of the Cold War in Canada, particularly with respect to secret experiments on children. Her most recent book is My Cold War (2007).

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