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Ann Diamond

Ann Diamond is an award-winning Montreal writer of fiction, poetry, and journalism. Her story collection Evil Eye won the Hugh MacLennan Prize for fiction in 1994. A book of poetry, A Nun's Diary, was adapted for theatre by director Robert Lepage. Mona's Dance (a novel) chronicles the adventures of a nightclub dancer, and was featured on CBC's The Arts Tonight as the best small press book of 1988. Her work has been published in Best Canadian Stories (1991) and The Thinking Heart: Best Canadian Essays (1992), as well as numerous periodicals and anthologies. A radio play, "Solo Death Waves" (1993) was broadcast on CBC Stereodrama. "Roads to Freedom" won the 1991 Event Magazine Creative Non-Fiction Prize. She has appeared on local and national media including Morningside, Home Run, Newswatch, etc. She was one of four Montreal personalities featured in Georges Dufaux' documentary, "Rue Ste-Catherine Est/West" (1992). Has taught creative writing at Concordia and Thompson Rivers University.