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- 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:
Canadian House and Home
Canadian Irish Studies Foundation
Council of Independent Teachers of English
Farrell, Peter M.
International Festival of Authors
Mamta, Griffin and Akash
McClelland and Stewart
National Arts Centre
National Capital Commission
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Royal Ontario Museum
Stratford Festival of Canada
University of Ottawa
University of Toronto
*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.