14 May 2006
Jane Silcott, whose essay won second prize in the CBC Literary Awards, had moved to the west coast 30 years ago from Toronto to ski and climb and live in a milk truck in the mountains. Now she lives in a house with her husband and two children, using the skills from her past life to scale the mountains of household chores on the way to her attic writing office. Jane has an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC, and her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in a variety of literary magazines. She recently completed a novel and is working on a series of prose poems. Jane Silcott spent most of her life as Jane Hamilton but recently adopted her grandmother's name as a pseudonym to prevent confusion with not just one, but two other writers, with her birth name. Read her charmingly personal Drafts 1-11 (Not Including 10).