Aritha Van Herk

Van Herk
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Aritha Van Herk made a splash more than three decades ago when her novel Judith won the Seal First Novel Award. Since then, she has published award-winning works of fiction, history and criticism. Van Herk is also a prolific reviewer and critic for many publications, including the Globe and Mail, Calgary Herald and The Walrus. As a professor of creative writing at the University of Calgary, she has ushered a number of new voices onto the Canadian literary scene.

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