Diane Schoemperlen has published several critically acclaimed collections of short fiction and three novels, In the Language of Love (1994), Our Lady of the Lost and Found (2001), and At A Loss For Words (2008). Her 1990 collection, The Man of My Dreams, was shortlisted for both the Governor-General?s Award and the Trillium. Her collection Forms of Devotion: Stories and Pictures won the 1998 Governor-General?s Award for English Fiction, and her 2014 collection, By the Book: Stories and Pictures was compared to the works of Lydia Davis, David Markson and Padgett Powell by The New York Times Sunday Book Review. In 2008, she received the Marian Engel Award from the Writers? Trust of Canada. In 2012, she was Writer-in-Residence at Queen?s University. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.
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