Janette Turner Hospital

Biography of Janette Turner Hospital

Janette Turner Hospital (née Turner) (born Melbourne, Australia, 12 November 1942) is a novelist and short story writer who has lived for most of her adult life in Canada or the U.S., principally Boston (Massachusetts), Kingston (Ontario) and Columbia (South Carolina). She is also a teacher of literature and creative writing and has been writer-in-residence at universities in Australia, Canada, England, and the US (MIT, Boston University, Colgate, University of South Carolina.) She is currently Visiting Writer-in-Residence in the MFA program at Columbia University. She studied at the University of Queensland and Kelvin Grove Teachers College, gaining a BA in 1965. She holds an MA from Queen's University, Canada, 1973, and was awarded an honourary D.Litt (Hon) from University of Queensland, Australia, for "services to Australian Literature.) She has won a number of international literary awards and her books are published in multiple foreign translations.

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