Susan Swan

Susan Swan

Novelist, journalist, activist, teacher, Susan Swan’s impact on the Canadian literary and political scene has been far-reaching. Her fiction has been published in 20 countries. She is best known for her novels The Biggest Woman in the World about the giantess Anna Swan who exhibited with P.T. Barnum and The Wives of Bath, a gothic tale about a murder in a girls’ boarding school. It was made into the feature film Lost and Delirious starring Mischa Barton, Piper Parebo and Jessica Pare. Swan is the co-founder of the Carol Shields Prize for Fiction, which is the largest literary award in the world for women and non-binary authors. She recently received an Order of Canada for her writing and her work on the Shields Prize. She is currently writing a memoir, Too Big.

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