People / Marilyn Bowering

Writer. Born in 1949, Marilyn Bowering received a Master of Arts in English from the University of Victoria. She taught and served as Writer-in-Residence at institutions across Canada, including the University of Alberta and Memorial University. The Liberation of Newfoundland, her first book of poetry, was released 1973. Bowering has published thirteen books of poetry, two of which, Autobiography (1996) and The Sunday Before Winter (1984), were nominated for the Governor General’s Award. Autobiography won the Pat Lowther Memorial Award for poetry. Bowering also writes works of fiction. To All Appearances A Lady was a New York Times Notable Book of 1990. Her second novel, Visible Worlds (1997), was short listed for the prestigious Orange Prize, nominated for the Dublin IMPAC Prize, and awarded the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. She has also co-edited an anthology of contemporary First Nations poetry entitled Many Voices: An Anthology of Contemporary Canadian Indian Poetry, and written for children’s theatre in collaboration with the Japanese director Yukio Sekyia. She has also written plays for screen, stage and radio, for which she has been nominated for the Sony (1986) and the Prix Italia (1983).