Donna E. Smyth

Donna E. Smyth lives on an old farm in Hants County, Nova Scotia. She has published two novels, Quilt and Subversive Elements, as well as numerous short stories, including Among the Saints, poems and non-fiction pieces. Her novel for young adults, Loyalist Runaway, won the 1992 Dartmouth Library Fiction Award.

Smyth has also worked as a playwright with Mermaid Theatre for Young Audiences, originally based in Wolfville, N.S. Her one-woman play celebrating the life and work of the poet Elizabeth Bishop, Running to Paradise, was produced by the Studio Group in Wolfville and Halifax in 1998 and published by Gaspereau Press in 1999.

Her two-act play, Sole Survivors, was produced by the Ship’s Company Theatre in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, in 2000 and published by Broken Jaw Press in 2003.

She is the founding editor of Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal and teaches English and Creative Writing at Acadia University, Wolfville, NS.

Books by Donna E. Smyth


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