Miranda Hill won The Writers’ Trust / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize in 2011 for her story, “Petitions to Saint Chronic.” Her collection of short fiction, Sleeping Funny (2012) won the City of Hamilton Book Award. She is currently at work on a novel, a multi-generational story that weaves between Pittsburgh’s fine houses and steel mills and Muskoka’s cottage country.
Hill is also the founder and executive director of Project Bookmark Canada, an initiative that is building Canada’s literary trail by installing passages from stories and poems in the exact Canadian locations where literary scenes are set.
Hill was raised in Alliston, Ontario—home of a potato festival, a car plant and Frederick Banting. She received a degree in Drama from Queen’s University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Today, she writes and reads in Hamilton, Ontario and in Woody Point, Newfoundland and Labrador.