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Aritha Van Herk

Aritha Van Herk

By Christl Verduyn

In 1978, a young Canadian writer named Aritha van Herk captured international attention by winning the first Seal Books (Canada) First Novel Award for her story about a pig farmer called Judith. She was twenty-four years old then and she has been writing steadily ever since. This book presents five essays on her work.


Guernica Editions (Writers Series)


54 pages |

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Christl Verduyn is the author of six books of literary criticism, including Lifelines: Marian Engel's Writing, which won the Gabrielle Roy Prize.