Bio

Binnie Brennan is the author of three books of fiction, Like Any Other Monday (Gaspereau Press),  A Certain Grace and Harbour View (Quattro Books).

Co-winner of the 2009 Quattro Books’ Ken Klonsky Novella Contest, Binnie has also been published in several literary journals. Her novella, Harbour View, was published in the fall of 2009; in 2010 it was shortlisted for an Atlantic Book Award and longlisted for a ReLit Award. Her short story collection, A Certain Grace, was published in 2012. Binnie is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers, where she was mentored by M.G. Vassanji and Alistair MacLeod.

In 2007 Binnie’s story A Spider’s Tale was adapted for the stage in Halifax, where it received critical and popular acclaim. Since 1989 Binnie has enjoyed a career playing the viola with Symphony Nova Scotia. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Publications and Awards:

  • 2010 Atlantic Book Award Shortlist (Margaret and John Savage First Book Award)
  • 2010 ReLit Award Longlist
  • 2009 Ken Klonsky Novella Award: fall 2009 publication of Binnie’s novella, Harbour View (Quattro Books)
  •  All Rights Reserved (Fall, 2008); Glossolalia (Iss. 1:1); Existere (Fall, 2007); The  Adirondack Review (Spring, 2006)

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