J. R. Carpenter

J. R. Carpenter is a Canadian artist, writer, walker and maker of maps, zines, books, poems, fiction, non-fiction and non-linear hypermedia narratives. Her electronic literature has been presented at museums, galleries, conferences and festivals around the world. Her essays, reviews, poems and short fiction have been broadcast on CBC Radio, translated into English, Spanish and Italian, and published in numerous anthologies and journals across Canada and internationally. She was named a Montreal Mirror Noisemaker in 2009 and has won the QWF Carte Blanche Quebec Award (2008), the CBC Quebec Short Story Competition (2003 & 2005), and the Expozine Alternative Press Award for Best English Book for her first novel, Words the Dog Knows, published by Conundrum Press in 2008. Her second book, GENERATION[S], is a collection of narrative codeworks published by Vienna-based TRAUMAWIEN in 2010. She is the recipient of grants in literature and new media from the Conseil des Arts de Montreal, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec and Canada Council for the Arts. She is a fellow of Yaddo, Ucross, Caldera, The Vermont Studio Center, Struts and the Banff Centre, and was E-Writer-in-Residence at Dartington College (UK) in the autumn of 2009. In 2010 she was awarded a studentship to pursue a three-year practice-led PhD research degree at University College Falmouth, Cornwall. She lives in South Devon, England. Visit J.R. Carpenter's Jacket2 Commentaries here.   

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