Genni Gunn

Genni Gunn

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Province : BC

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About / Bio

Genni Gunn is an author, translator, and musician. She has published eleven books: three novels: SOLITARIA (Signature Editions), longlisted for the Giller Prize 2011; TRACING IRIS, made into a film titled THE RIVERBANK; and THRICE UPON A TIME, finalist for the Commonwealth Prize; two story collections: ON THE ROAD and HUNGERS; two poetry collections: MATING IN CAPTIVITY, finalist for the Gerald Lampert Poetry Award, and FACELESS; three translations of poetry collections from Italian, two by Dacia Maraini’s, and one by Corrado Calabrò’s (see below). She has also written the libretto for the opera ALTERNATE VISIONS, produced in Montreal in 2007, and showcased at the Opera America Conference in Vancouver, May 2013. Two of her books have been translated into various languages (including Italian). She is an inveterate traveler, and her experiences are reflected in her most recent book of travel essays, TRACKS: JOURNEYS IN TIME AND PLACE (Signature Editions, 2013).

Education / Training


Awards & Distinctions

Longlisted for Giller Prize for Solitaria (2011);
Finalist for:
Diego Valeri International Translation Prize for Traveling in the Gait of a Fox;
Gerald Lampert Award for Prose/Poetry Collection Mating In Captivity;
Commonwealth Prize - Best First Novel for Thrice Upon A Time;
John Glassco Translation Prize for poetry collection Devour Me Too;


    Italian -> English

Literary Types

  • Non fiction
  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Theatre

Selected Bibliography

  • Corrado Calabro, TEXT ME, Winnipeg, Signature Editions, 2014
  • Dacia Maraini, TRAVELING IN THE GAIT OF A FOX, Kingston, Quarry Press, 1993
  • Dacia Maraini, DEVOUR ME TOO, Montreal, Guernica Editions, 1987
  • Genni Gunn, TRACKS: JOURNEYS IN TIME AND PLACE, Winnipeg, Signature Editions, 2013
  • Genni Gunn, SOLITARIA, Winnipeg, Signature Editions, 2010
  • Genni Gunn, ALTERNATE VISIONS (opera), Chants Libres, Montreal, 2007
  • Genni Gunn, FACELESS, Winnipeg, Signature Editions, 2007
  • Genni Gunn, HUNGERS, Vancouver, Raincoast, 2001
  • Genni Gunn, TRACING IRIS, Vancouver, Raincoast, 2001
  • Genni Gunn, ,MATING IN CAPTIVITY, Quarry Press, 1994

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