Frances ItaniFrances Susan Itani, née Hill (born August 25, 1942) is a Canadian fiction writer, poet and essayist. She is a Member of the Order of Canada.
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.
She married Tetsuo (Ted) Itani, a retired Canadian Forces officer and humanitarian, in 1967. They reside in Ottawa, Ontario.
Itani has published thirteen books, ranging from fiction and poetry to a children's book. Her 2003 novel ''Deafening'' was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Award, and won the Commonwealth Writers Prize, Caribbean and Canada region, and has been published in 16 countries. Provided by Wikipedia
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