Kerslake, Susan

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Kerslake, Susan

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1943 -

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Susan Kerslake was born in Chicago in 1943 and educated at the University of Montana and Beliot College, Wisconsin. In 1966 she emigrated to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she established herself as a creative writer. Her published work includes Middlewatch (1976), short-listed for a Books in Canada First Novel Award; The Book of Fears (1984), shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for English-language fiction; Blind Date (1989); and Seasoning Fever (2002). Her short stories have appeared in The Fiddlehead, Canadian Fiction Magazine, Grain and The Antigonish Review.
Kerslake worked at Dalhousie Libraries and the Dalhousie Medical School Archives, at St Joseph’s Children’s Centre, and with Child Life at the IWK Grace Hospital for Women and Children. She is also a long-time volunteer with children with cystic fibrosis and editorial board member of The Dalhousie Review.

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