Ann Diamond

Ann Diamond's story collection Evil Eye won the Hugh MacLennan Prize for fiction in 1994. A book of poetry, A Nun's Diary, was adapted for theatre by director Robert Lepage. Mona's Dance (a novel) chronicles the adventures of a nightclub dancer, and was featured on CBC's The Arts Tonight as the best small press book of 1988.

Her work has been published in Best Canadian Stories (1991) and The Thinking Heart: Best Canadian Essays (1992), as well as numerous periodicals and anthologies. A radio play, "Solo Death Waves" (1993) was broadcast on CBC Stereodrama. A memoir, "Roads to Freedom" won the 1991 Event Magazine Creative Non-Fiction Prize.

She has appeared on local and national media including Morningside, Home Run, Newswatch, etc. She was one of four Montreal personalities featured in Georges Dufaux' documentary film, "Rue Ste-Catherine Est/West" (1992). She has taught Creative Writing at Concordia University, St. Laurence College (Kingston) and University College of the Cariboo (Kamloops). In 1993, she was weekly Books columnist for the Montreal Gazette.

Since 2003, she has divided her time between Greece and Canada.

Her website is

Ann Diamond’s latest book is A Certain Girl, a memoir about secret Cold War experiments on children.

Many of her books are available at

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