Born in Vancouver, Jean Mallinson was raised in the Similkameen Valley, B.C. and attended university at UBC, the University of Toronto, and SFU. Her short stories in I Will Bring You Berries (Caitlin 1987) reflect a young woman's coming-of-age during the 1940s in a small B.C. interior town. Mallinson herself grew up in the Okanagan and raised a family in West Vancouver. She writes literary criticism and book reviews. Her collection of poems is Between Cup & Lip (Montreal: Morgaine House, 2003) and her work appeared in a 1998 anthology of four poets. Terra Infirma: A Life Unbalanced (Windshift Press, 2007) provides a personal account of the author's experience with a toxic reaction to the antibiotic Gentamicin, which destroyed the hair follicles in her inner ear, eliminating her body's equilibrium.

DATE OF BIRTH: June 13, 1926



EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: Retired college teacher of English


Terra Infirma: A Life Unbalanced (Windshift Press, 2007)

Between Cup & Lip (Morgaine House, 2003) (poems) ISBN 0-9732787-0-6

Quintet: Themes & Variations (Ekstasis, 1998) (a collection of poems by four authors. ISBN 1-896860-25-27 Co-author.

I Will Bring You Berries (Caitlin Press, 1987) (short stories) ISBN 0-920576-16-8

[BCBW 2007] "Fiction"