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Bridget Canning

Bridget Canning’s debut novel, The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes, was selected as a finalist for the 2017 BMO Winterset Award, the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, the NL Fiction Award, and was longlisted for the Dublin International Literary Award. It is currently being adapted to film. Her second novel, Some People’s Children, was a finalist for the 2020 BMO Winterset Award and the Thomas Raddall Award. In 2019, she received the CBC Emerging Artist Award with ArtsNL. Her first short story collection, No One Knows About Us, will be published with Breakwater Books in 2022.

Bridget holds a Masters of Arts in Creative Writing from Memorial University and a Masters of Literacy Education from Mount Saint Vincent University. She currently lives in St. John’s where she balances creative writing with teaching Communications at the College of the North Atlantic.

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