Susan Olding

Author of Pathologies.

Susan Olding was recently named one of The New Quarterly’s “Most Loved Living Canadian Writers” alongside authors including Patrick Lane and Alice Munro. Her poetry and prose have appeared widely in literary journals and anthologies across Canada and the United States. She has been a finalist for a National Magazine Award, two Western Magazine Awards, and a CBC Literary Award; she is also a two-time winner of the Event Creative Non-fiction Contest and a winner of the Prairie Fire Non-fiction Contest. In 2008, Susan was longlisted for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction for Pathologies.

Susan earned a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. She has been a frequent contributor to several discussion groups, workshops, and web resources for adoptive parents. Her work has also appeared in such anthologies as Body Breakdowns: Tales of Illness and Recovery (Anvil Press), The Lucky Ones: Our Stories of Adopting Children from China (ECW Press), Between Interruptions: Mothers Write on Guilt, Anxiety, Ambition, and More (Key Porter), and Double Lives: Writing and Motherhood (McGill-Queens University Press).

Born in Toronto, Susan Olding lives with her family in Kingston, Ontario, where she works at the Queen’s University Writing Centre.

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