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First Name Susan
Last Name Olding
Member Since February 27, 2021
City Victoria
State BC
Country Canada
Branch Affiliation Metro Vancouver (includes Victoria)
Website www.susanolding.com
Instagram susan.olding
Bio Susan Olding is the author of Big Reader: Essays, and Pathologies: A Life in Essays, selected by 49th Shelf and Amazon.ca as one of 100 Canadian books to read in a lifetime. Her essays, fiction, and poetry have appeared widely in literary journals and magazines throughout Canada and the U.S., including Arc, The Bellingham Review, Grain, Prairie Fire, Maisonneuve, The Malahat Review, and the Utne Reader, and have won a National Magazine Award, the Edna Staebler Prize for the Personal Essay, and many other honours. She lives in the traditional territory of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ nations, in Victoria, British Columbia.
Publications Big Reader: Essays Pathologies: A Life in Essays
Other Memberships Writers' Union of Canada Creative Nonfiction Collective League of Canadian Poets
Awards Honourable Mention, National Magazine Awards, Essays, 2016. Silver Medal, National Magazine Awards, 2013. (Personal Journalism). Honourable Mention, National Magazine Awards, 2013. (Personal Journalism) Edna Award (for best piece of nonfiction published in The New Quarterly during the year), 2013. Winner, Creative Nonfiction Collective’s Readers’ Choice Award (for Pathologies), 2010.
Contests Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest, The New Quarterly, 2017 First Prize, Prairie Fire McNally Robinson Booksellers Non-fiction Contest, 2004. Winner, Event Creative Non-fiction Contest, 2004. Finalist, CBC Literary Awards, Travel Writing, 2003. First Prize, Writers’ Union of Canada Postcard Story Competition, 2001. Winner, Brenda Ueland Prose Prize for Literary Non-fiction, 2000. Winner, Event Creative Non-fiction Contest, 1997.
Genres Academic, Autobiography, Biography & Memoir, Freelance, Gay & Lesbian, Parenting, Poetry, Short Stories
Available For Readings, Presentations, Workshops, Book Club Meetings, Speaking Engagements
Services Offered Manuscript Reading & Consultation