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Frances Itani

Frances Itani has published sixteen books, including Requiem, chosen by the Washington Post as one of 2012's top fiction titles of the year; and the #1 bestseller Deafening, which won a Commonwealth Award, was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was published in 17 territories. Her novel Remembering the Bones was praised by the New Yorker for its "unpretentious, quietly penetrating prose" and compared by the New York Times to the work of Carol Shields (The Stone Diaries) and Marilynne Robinson (Gilead). A Member of the Order of Canada and three-time winner of the CBC Literary Award, Frances Itani lives in Ottawa.