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Lesley-Anne Bourne

Lesley-Anne Bourne was born in North Bay, Ontario, in 1964, and received an Honours B.A. from York University and an M.F.A in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Three collections of her poetry have been published: The Story of Pears (1990), which was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Award; Skinny Girls (1993); and Field Day (1996). She is the recipient of the Milton Acorn/Air Nova Poetry Award, the Banff Centre's Bliss Carman Award for poetry, and the Carl Sentner Fiction Award. In 1994 she was honoured with the Air Canada Award, administered by the Canadian Authors` Association, for a Canadian writer under thirty who shows outstanding promise. The Bubble Star is her first novel. Lesley lives in Charlottetown and teaches at the University of Prince Edward Island.

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