MULLENS, Anne




Author Tags: Health

Anne Mullens, born in Toronto in 1958, came to B.C. in 1982 to become a Vancouver Sun journalist specializing in science and medicine. During her 11 years at the Sun she won seven national awards for her writing, including two Canadian Science Writers’ Awards and a Southam Fellowship (1989). Mullens is the author of Missed Conceptions: Overcoming Infertility (McGraw-Hill, 1990), and Timely Death: Considering Our Last Rights (Knopf, 1996), which resulted from her 1994 Atkinson Fellowship award to study euthanasia and assisted suicide in North America and Europe. In this book Mullens examines euthanasia and assisted suicide, interviewing experts in the Netherlands, England, Germany, the U.S. and Canada. Timely Death won the 1996 Edna Staebler prize for literary non-fiction. As of 1997, Mullens became a freelance writer and consultant in Victoria, writing for North American magazines and newspapers as well as corporate and government clients. She won a National Magazine Award (Silver, science and technology, 1999) for her January 1999 BC Business article, 'The Sixty Storey Crisis,' about the investigation and repair of a W.A.C. Bennett Dam sinkhole. Mullens has a Bachelor's Degree in Science from the University of Guelph and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Carleton University.

BOOKS:

Missed Conceptions: Overcoming Infertility (McGraw-Hill, 1990)
In Timely Death: Considering Our Last Rights (Knopf, 1996)

[BCBW 2004] "Health"