2015 Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Contest Judge: Jane Silcott

Jane SilcottJane Silcott’s debut collection of essays, Everything Rustles, was a finalist for the Hubert Evans Nonfiction Prize in the 2014 BC Book Prizes. Her writing has appeared in several literary magazines including Eighteen Bridges, Geist, subTerrain, The Malahat Review, enRoute, CV2, and The Utne Reader, and has been recognized by the CBC Literary Awards, Room Magazine, the Creative Nonfiction Collective and the National and Western Magazine Awards. Jane completed her BA in Creative Writing & English at UVic in the 80s, went on to do an MFA at UBC and now teaches for the University of King’s College MFA Program in Creative Nonfiction, the UBC Writing Centre, and SFU’s Southbank Program. She serves on the boards of The Creative Nonfiction Collective of Canada and Geist Magazine and lives in Vancouver with her family.

Read an interview with Jane Silcott (conducted by Christin Geall) about her role as this year's CNF Contest judge.