Frances Susan Itani (born 25 August 1942) (née Hill) is a Canadian fiction writer, poet and essayist. She is a Member of the Order of Canada.
Itani was born in
Belleville, Ontario and grew up in Quebec. She studied nursing in Montreal and North Carolina, a profession which she taught and practised for eight years. However, after enrolling in a writing class taught by W. O. Mitchell, she decided to change careers.
Itani has published thirteen books, ranging from fiction and poetry to a children's book. Her 2003 novel
was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Award, and won the Deafening Commonwealth Writers Prize, Caribbean and Canada region, and has been published in 16 countries. Bibliography [edit ] Children's [edit ] Linger By the Sea (1979) (illustrated by Molly Bobak) Short stories [edit ] Pack Ice (1989) Truth or Lies (1989) Man Without Face (1994) Poached Egg on Toast (2004) Poetry [edit ] A Season of Mourning No Other Lodgings (1978) Rentee Bay: poems from the Bay of Quinte, 1785-89 (1983) Novels [edit ] Leaning, Leaning Over Water (1998) Deafening (2003) Remembering the Bones (2007) Missing (2011) Requiem (2011) External links [edit ]