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Program(s): Creative Writing - Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry

Dianne Warren

Dianne Warren is the award-winning author of the novel Cool Water, which won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction in 2010.

She is also the author of three books of short fiction and three plays, one of which was short-listed for the Governor General’s Award for Drama. She has won the Marian Engel Award from the Writers’ Trust of Canada, the Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award, a National Magazine Gold Award for Fiction, and the Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence.

Her most recent novel, Liberty Street, was released in 2015 in Canada and 2016 in the United States. The New York Times Book Review called the prose in Liberty Street "crisp, evocative and controlled" and the fiction "entirely fresh."

Dianne is currently at work on a new novel.

Find out more about Diane on her website,

Dianne Warren