Jane Covernton has lived in B.C. all her life except for brief sojourns in Quebec, Halifax, Toronto, and Jamaica. She is a former journalist who has devoted herself to writing since 1978. She has published stories and essays in literary magazines including Event and Capilano Review. She won a National Magazine Award for the story of her family's adoption in Saturday Night. She also has a serious hobby of growing herbs and making herbal medicine.

DATE OF BIRTH: February 5, 1949

PLACE OF BIRTH: Montreal

ARRIVAL IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: August 1949

AWARDS: National Magazine Award,1990, for "Bring Reynaldo Home" published in Saturday Night September 1989

BOOKS:

Cutlass Time (novel) Calendula Farms, 2008
a body of poems Calendula Farms, 2007
Raindrops and Smoke (novel) Calendula Farms, 1998

[BCBW 2008] "Fiction"