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Nancy Huston was born in Calgary, Alberta and is the author of nine novels and numerous works of non fiction. Her novel, The Mark of the Angel, was an international bestseller, which won the Canadian Jewish Fiction Book Award, the Torgi Award and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize. Fault Lines won the Prix Femina in 2006 and was shortlisted for both The Rogers Writers’ Trust Prize and the Orange Prize. Nancy Huston lives in Paris with her husband and their two children.


  • Nancy Huston has been awarded honorary doctorates from University of Liège in 2007 and the University of Ottawa in 2010.
  • She was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2005.


  • Prix Femina (2006) for Lignes de faille (Fault Lines)
  • Canadian Jewish Fiction Award for The Mark of the Angel
  • The Torgi Award for The Mark of the Angel
  • Prix Goncourt des Lycéens for Instruments des ténèbres (Instruments of Darkness)
  • The Prix ‘L’ and the Prix Louis-Hémon (1994) for La virevolte (Slow Emergencies)
  • The Governor’s General’s Award for Fiction in French (1993) for Cantique des plaines (Plainsong)
  • Prix Contrepoint for Les variations Goldberg (Goldberg Variations)