photo by Shan Qiao
Susan Crean was born and raised in Vancouver, Ontario, and is of Scots-Irish descent. Her articles and essays have appeared in magazines and newspapers across Canada, and she is the author of seven books, the first, Who’s Afraid of Canadian Culture, appearing in 1976. Her most recent book, The Laughing One: A Journey to Emily Carr, was nominated for a Governor General’s award and won the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize (B.C. Book Prizes) in 2002. Crean currently lives in Toronto.