Lauren B. Davis
(née Cargill) is a Canadian
Born in Montreal
, Davis lived in France
for over a decade, and now resides in Princeton
, New Jersey
, where she runs the SHARPENING THE QUILL WRITERS WORKSHOPS and is past Writer-in-Residence at Trinity Episcopalian Chruch.
Her novel, The Radiant City
(2005) was a finalist for the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize. The Stubborn Season
(2002), was chosen for the Robert Adams Lecture Series. Adams's lecture was televised on TVOntario
's program "Imprint
". An Unrehearsed Desire
(2008) was longlisted for the Relit Awards. Her short fiction has also been shortlisted for the CBC Literary Awards and she is the recipient of two Mid-Career Writer Sustaining grants from the Canada Council for the Arts
, in 2000 and 2006.
She studied creative writing at Indiana University
. Early in her career, Davis was mentored by Timothy Findley
, at the Humber College
School for Writers, where she is a now a mentor herself. She was past European Editor for the Literary Review of Canada
from 1999 to 2002.
Davis has taught fiction writing at the WICE (Paris); The American University of Paris; The Geneva Writers' Conference; and Seattle University's Writers' Conference in Allihies, Ireland. Davis has also lectured on writing at Trent University, Rider University, Humber College and The Paris Writers' Workshop, and has done numerous readings.<ref......