Jane Urquhart

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Jane Urquhart


Born
in Little Long Lac, Canada
June 21, 1949

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She is the author of seven internationally acclaimed novels entitled, The Whirlpool, Changing Heaven, Away, The Underpainter, The Stone Carvers, A Map of Glass, and Sanctuary Line.

The Whirlpool received the French Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger (Best Foreign Book Award). Away was winner of the Trillium Book Award and a finalist for the prestigious International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. The Underpainter won the Governor General's Award for English-language fiction and was a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.

The Stone Carvers was a finalist for the Giller Prize and the Governor General's Award, and was longlisted for the Booker Prize. A Map of Glass was a finalist for a regional Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Bo
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Average rating: 3.77 · 20,477 ratings · 1,511 reviews · 33 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Stone Carvers

3.93 avg rating — 6,509 ratings — published 2001 — 23 editions
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Away

3.83 avg rating — 5,904 ratings — published 1993 — 33 editions
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The Underpainter

3.67 avg rating — 2,642 ratings — published 1997 — 23 editions
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A Map of Glass

3.56 avg rating — 1,227 ratings — published 2005 — 23 editions
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Sanctuary Line

3.47 avg rating — 1,230 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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The Night Stages

3.54 avg rating — 1,011 ratings — published 2015 — 16 editions
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Changing Heaven

3.48 avg rating — 390 ratings — published 1990 — 14 editions
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A Number of Things: Stories...

3.74 avg rating — 275 ratings4 editions
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The Whirlpool

3.56 avg rating — 192 ratings — published 1986 — 13 editions
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3.72 avg rating — 140 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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More books by Jane Urquhart…
“Art is a kind of mining," he said. "The artist a variety of prospector searching for the sparkling silver of meaning in the earth.”
Jane Urquhart, The Underpainter

“Longing for something that you once had is a mistake because the pictures in your mind are never the same as whatever it is you are longing for.”
Jane Urquhart, Changing Heaven

“Get drunk, Austin, have a love affair. It would be a tragedy to die and discover that you hadn't completely used up your body.”
Jane Urquhart, The Underpainter

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