Jen Neale lives in Vancouver with her partner, Brendan, and her dog, Sulu. She has a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. In 2012, she won the Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers; jurors Madeleine Thien, Johanna Skibsrud, and Alexander MacLeod cited her “pure imaginative power, sharp humor, emotional honesty, and real insight.” Land Mammals and Sea Creatures, her first novel, was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.
You'd think after four literary hangovers, we'd be better at managing our awards-fuelled reading binges and calling it a night. Proving once again that moderation isn't our strong suit, we bring you our fifth annual Literary Awards Hangover, a coffee-sipping, greasy-spoonin' ... Read more
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Jen Neale's debut Land Mammals and Sea Creatures (ECW Press) takes on dark subjects of suicide, PTSD, and environmental calamity balanced with themes of friendship and its curative power for a wildly engaging read.
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