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First Name Genni
Last Name Gunn
Member Since February 5, 2021
City Vancouver
State BC
Country Canada
Pen Name Genni Gunn
Branch Affiliation BC
Website www.gennigunn.com
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/genni.gunn.3
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Bio GENNI GUNN is an author, musician and translator. Born in Trieste, she came to Canada as a child. She has published thirteen books: three novels -- Solitaria (nominated for the Giller Prize) Tracing Iris (made into a film, The Riverbank), and Thrice Upon a Time; three short story collections – Permanent Tourists, Hungers and On the Road; three poetry collections—Accidents, Faceless and Mating in Captivity ), and a collection of personal essays, TRACKS: Journeys in Time and Place. As well, she has translated from Italian three collections of poems by two renowned Italian authors: Devour Me Too and Traveling in the Gait of a Fox by Dacia Maraini, and Text Me by Corrado Calabrò. Two of Gunn’s books have been translated into Italian and Dutch. As well as books, she has written an opera libretto, Alternate Visions, produced by Chants Libres in 2007 (music by John Oliver), and projected in a simulcast at The Western Front in Vancouver; her poem, "Hot Summer Nights" has been turned into classical vocal music by John Oliver, and performed internationally. Before she turned to writing full-time, Gunn toured Canada extensively with a variety of bands (bass guitar, piano and vocals). Since then, she has performed at hundreds of readings and writers’ festivals. Gunn has a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. from the University of British Columbia. She lives in Vancouver.
Publications Accidents. (Signature Editions, 2022 Permanent Tourists. Signature Editions, 2020 Text Me. trans, Winnipeg, Signature Editions, 2014 Tracks:Journeys in Time and Place. Signature Editions, 2013 Solitaria (Longlisted for the Giller Prize 2011). Signature Editions, 2010 Faceless. Signature Editions, 2007 Hungers. Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 2002. Tracing Iris. Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 2001. Mating in Captivity. Kingston, ON: Quarry Press, 1993. Traveling in the Gait of a Fox. trans, ON Quarry Press, 1992 On the Road. Ottawa, ON: Quarry Press, 1991. Thrice Upon a Time. Quarry Press, 1990 Devour Me Too. trans, MTRL Guernica Editions, 1987
Other Memberships The Writers' Union of Canada The Literary Translators' Association of Canada
Awards She has been nominated for the Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the Gerald Lampert Award for Poetry, the John Glassco Translation Prize, the Premio Internazionale Diego Valeri for Literary Translation, and for Best American Travel Writing 2021
Genres Freelance, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Stories, Travel
Available For Readings, Presentations, Workshops, Book Club Meetings, Speaking Engagements
Services Offered Manuscript Reading & Consultation, Translation