Donna Besel

Donna Besel grew up in the Whiteshell Provincial Park and now lives on the Winnipeg River near Lac du Bonnet. Her writing has garnered recognition from Prairie Fire and the CBC Literary Awards, and she won first place in This Magazine’s “Great Canadian Literary Hunt.” She leads creative writing workshops for children and adults, and instructs in the Artists in the Schools program in communities all over Manitoba. Set in the Boreal region of Manitoba and northern Ontario, Besel’s debut story collection, Lessons from a Nude Man (Hagios), combines comedy and tragedy with a wry look at human foibles.