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Posted: Tuesday March 23, 2010
Lola Lemire Tostevin

Lola Lemire Tostevin is a bilingual Canadian writer who works mainly in English. She is the author of three novels, eight collections of poetry, numerous pieces of short fiction, and a collection of literary essays and criticism. She has translated into English the work of many writers, including Anne Hébert, Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, Nicole Brossard, and Paule Thévenin, and she has translated into French Michael Ondaatje’s Elimination Dance. Her novel Frog Moon was translated into French and two of her collections of poetry, Color of Her Speech and ’sophie, were translated into Italian. Her most recent novel, The Other Sister, was published in the fall of 2008.

Tostevin has taught creative writing at York University, Toronto, and served as writer-in-residence at the University of Western Ontario, London. She is presently preparing a second collection of literary essays and is working on a series of short fictions.

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