Betty Jane Hegerat is the author of three novels, a collection of short stories, and a book of creative non-fiction: Running Toward Home (NeWest Press 2006), A Crack in the Wall (Oolichan Books 2008) and most recent of her books, Delivery (Oolichan Books 2009), The Boy (Oolichan Books 2011), and Odd One Out,(Oolichan Books 2016) were all projects she worked on during her two years in the MFA Creative Writing Low-Residency Program. https://bettyjanehegerat.com/2016/01/17/my-ubc-hat-trick-2 /
She was the 2009 Writer in Residence for the Calgary Park Library and has taught and done presentations and readings in numerous venues.. Delivery was shortlisted for the George Bugnet Prize for Fiction in the 2010 Alberta Literary Awards. The Boy was shortlisted for the 2012 City of Calgary Book Prize, the Wilfrid Eggleston Prize for non-fiction in the 2012 Alberta Awards and was a finalist in the High Plains Awards in Billings, Montana in October 2012. Betty Jane is the recipient of the Writers Guild of Alberta 2015 Golden Pen Award for Lifelong Achievement in Writing.
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