Diane Schoemperlen

Diane Schoemperlen has published several critically acclaimed collections of short fiction and three novels. Her collection Forms of Devotion: Stories and Pictures won the 1998 Governor-General’s Award for English Fiction, and her 2014 collection, By the Book: Stories and Pictures was compared to the works of Lydia Davis, David Markson and Padgett Powell by The New York Times Sunday Book Review. Her book, This Is Not My Life: A Memoir of Love, Prison, and Other Complications was shortlisted for the 2017 RBC Taylor Prize. She is currently on the faculty of the Humber School of Writing Correspondence Program. She lives in Kingston, Ontario. She presents First Things First: Early and Uncollected Fictions.

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday October 24, 2017

    • Keep It Short

      Cost: $18/$15 for IFOA Supporters, Free for students and youth

      Bill Gaston, Diane Schoemperlen and Drew Hayden Taylor share their thoughts on why they write short stories.