Isabel Huggan is a Canadian writer of fiction, essays and poetry, who has chosen to make her home in France. She has written about the years she and her husband spent renovating Le Mas Blanc in her best-selling memoir Belonging: Home Away From Home (Vintage), which won the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction (2004).
A prize-winning author with an international reputation for her short stories as well as innovative creative writing workshops, she has been teaching writing for over 35 years, in schools, universities, and private institutions. Her editorial experience ranges from copy-editing for the Macmillan Publishing Company in the 1960s to technical editing for the Asian Development Bank in the 1990s.
Since 1998, she has been on the staff of the Humber School for Writers, as an instructor in the annual summer workshop, and as a mentor in the 30-week correspondence program.