File 3 - Correspondence.

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  • 1999-2000 (Creation)
    Urquhart, Jane

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Jane Urquhart was born in 1949 in Little Long Lac, Ontario, and received her education in Toronto and Guelph. A novelist and poet, her work has been published since 1982, and includes False Shuffles (1982), The Little Flowers of Madame de Montespan (1984), The Whirlpool (1986), Storm Glass (1987), Changing Heaven (1990), Away (1993) and The Underpainter (1997).

Jane Urquhart has been writer-in-residence at the University of Ottawa, at Memorial University, and most recently in 1997 at the University of Toronto. In 1997 she was awarded the Governor General's Award for Fiction for her novel The Underpainter. Prior to 1997 she had already been the recipient of several literary awards: Le Prix de Meilleure Livre Etrangere (Best Foreign Book Award), France, for The Whirlpool, 1992, The Trillium Book Award in 1993, and the Marian Engel Prize in 1994.
In 1997 Jane Urquhart received an honorary degree from the University of Waterloo.

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File consists of 91 items of correspondence between Jane Urquhart and others, primarily for the year 2000. Correspondents include: Albright, Mary Atwood, Margaret Basset, Ralph Batty, Christina Burnett, Virgil Burton, Nik Busch, Fred [C.], Joan Canadian House and Home Canadian Irish Studies Foundation CBC Clarkson, Adrienne Coffey, Anne Conradi, Arnulf Council of Independent Teachers of English Dickson, Jennifer Farrell, Peter M. Findley, Timothy Fitzgerland, Kathleen Goisbault, Hugues Griffin, Margot Griffin Trust Huggan, Isabel Hughes, Glyn International Festival of Authors Lakehead University Levine, Ellen Mamta, Griffin and Akash Massiah, Diana McAleese, Mary McClelland and Stewart Memorial University Moore, Jessica National Arts Centre National Capital Commission OsKarima Pratt, Mary Pen Canada Public Works and Government Services Canada Quirt, [Brian] Radhf, Berthold Read, Janet Richler, Mordecai Rogers Television Rosemary Royal Ontario Museum Shields, Carol Stratford Festival of Canada University of Ottawa University of Toronto Vernadet, Carole Winterset Award
*Writers' Trust of Canada.

Also includes two items of correspondence, one between Emily and Tony Urquhart and one between Emily Urquhart and her grandmother Marian Carter.

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Some items restricted. All requests for access to the following material shall be referred to the Donor and granted only with permission in writing of the Donor or of such person or persons designated by the Donor as her literary agent or agents.

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