Frances Itani





Frances Itani


Born
in Belleville, Ontario, Canada
August 25, 1942


Frances Susan Itani is a Canadian fiction writer, poet and essayist.

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 ten books, ranging from fiction and poetry to a children's book. Her 2003 novel Deafening, published in 16 countries, won the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Canada and Caribbean Region) and the Drummer General’s Award for Fiction and was a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her short story collection, Poached Egg on Toast, won the Ottawa Book Award and the CAA Jub
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Average rating: 3.77 · 6,516 ratings · 883 reviews · 37 distinct worksSimilar authors
Deafening

3.79 avg rating — 3,364 ratings — published 2003 — 36 editions
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Requiem

4.08 avg rating — 967 ratings — published 2011 — 17 editions
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Remembering the Bones

3.59 avg rating — 989 ratings — published 2007 — 14 editions
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Tell

3.62 avg rating — 928 ratings — published 2014 — 14 editions
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That's My Baby: A Novel

3.64 avg rating — 76 ratings4 editions
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Leaning, Leaning Over Water

3.67 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1998 — 7 editions
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Best Friend Trouble

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3.73 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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Missing

3.47 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Poached Egg On Toast

3.58 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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Listen!

3.44 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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“I've tried not to be trapped in repetitive furrows of my own.”
Frances Itani

“Here we are, all these years later, standing back and watching our grown children have their lives - through ordinary times, through heartbreak and anguish. But even after horrible events, we are sometimes blessed with a moment of unexpected joy. We learn to grasp, to hold tightly to these moments for the short time they exist.”
Frances Itani

“hands, returned a ‘G’ close to his own heart.”
Frances Itani, Deafening

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