Miranda Hill won The Writers’ Trust / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize in 2011 for her story, “Petitions to Saint Chronic.” Her collection of short fiction, Sleeping Funny, was published by Doubleday Canada in 2012 and won the City of Hamilton Book Award. She is currently at work on a novel (for Knopf Canada), about switched identities that takes place against the backdrops of 1890s Pittsburgh -- fine houses, steel mills and social unrest -- and Muskoka's cottage country.
In 2007, Hill founded Project Bookmark Canada, an initiative that is building Canada's literary trail by installing passages from stories and poems in the exact Canadian locations where literary scenes are set. She served as executive director until 2017. Hill has also been active in refugee sponsorship and in advocating for greater access to midwifery services.
Hill was raised in Alliston, Ontario—home of a potato festival, a car plant and Frederick Banting. She received a degree in Drama from Queen's University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Today, she writes and reads in Hamilton, Ontario and in Woody Point, Newfoundland and Labrador.
From the Blog
The Walrus Talks Healthy Cities
February 10 2016, 7 p.m.
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
100 Main Street W., Hamilton
Nelson Public Library
April 21 2016
602 Stanley Street,
Northwords Literary Festival
June 1-5 2016