I’ve written six books over the past twenty years.  Although they’re quite varied in style, two themes thread their way through my work: the body’s appetite, as it relates to the mind/ self; and the ways in which physical experience—the raw material of life—gets translated into language/ story.


Three of my books have been translated, most recently Swim (as Elle Nage) and Voluptuous Pleasure (as Voluptés), both translated into French by Madeleine Stratford, who was nominated for a Governor General’s Award in Translation (2016) for Elle Nage.

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