Jane Eaton Hamilton is the author of eight books of fiction and poetry. Her memoir Mondays are Yellow, Sundays are Grey, retitled No More Hurt, was a Sunday Times bestseller in the UK, shortlisted for the MIND Book Award and the VanCity Book Prize, and appeared on the Guardian’s books of the year list. Her poetry volume love will burst into a thousand shapes appears in fall 2014. Her short story collection July Nights was shortlisted for the BC Book Prizes and her short fiction collection Hunger was shortlisted for the Ferro Grumley Award. Body Rain, her first book of poetry, was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award, and her chapbook, Going Santa Fe, won the League of Canadian Poets Poetry Chapbook Award. She has been included in the Journey Prize Anthology, Best Canadian Short Stories, and has been cited in the Best American Short Stories. She has won many prizes for her short fiction, including twice each, first prize in fiction in the CBC Literary Awards/Canada Writes (2003/2014) and the PRISM International short fiction award. She has published in the NY Times, Seventeen magazine, Salon, Maclean’s, VIDA, Numero Cinq, the Globe and Mail, the Missouri Review, Ms. blog, the Alaska Quarterly Review and many other places. She has been a recipient of arts awards from the BC Arts Council and the Canada Council. Jane’s work is upcoming in several anthologies, Siècle 21 in Paris, POEM in the UK and other places. She teaches writing students one-on-one for intensive workshops. Jane is also a photographer and visual artist and was a litigant in Canada’s same-sex marriage case. She lives in Vancouver. Jane has written as J.A. Hamilton.
Interviews & Articles
Méira Cook interview with Jane Eaton Hamilton 2014 in regards to the poem “Allergy” from Jane’s first book of poetry Body Rain
CBC Short Story Prize
Special Feature: Interview with CBC Canada Writes Winner Jane Eaton Hamilton
March 24, 2014
Listen to Jane Eaton Hamilton on Soundcloud
Jane Eaton Hamilton
Books from Other Publishers
Arsenal Pulp Press, 2016
Love Will Burst into a Thousand Shapes
Caitlin Press, 2014
Mondays are Yellow, Sundays are Grey (as Ellen Prescott)
Douglas and McIntyre, Women’s Press, UK; reprinted as No More Hurt, eBury (Random), UK, 2011
Oberon Press, 2002
Through the questions posed to them, many Brick Books authors have taken the time to provide insights into such things as their writing process, experience as poets, reflections on poems among many other things.
Insights from Jane Eaton Hamilton can be found here.
- Author Questionnaire
- Writing Exercises
- A poet’s statement on an aspect of craft
- Reflections on the genesis of one of your own poems.
- Interview with Arleen Paré about her poem ‘Call and Response’ from Lake of Two Mountains – by Jane Eaton Hamilton
- Interview with Méira Cook about her poem ‘Adam Father’ – by Jane Eaton Hamilton
- Méira Cook interview with Jane Eaton Hamilton 2014 in regards to the poem “Allergy” from Jane’s first book of poetry Body Rain