Shaun Hunter

Shaun Hunter has shared her passion for Calgary’s literary landscape on guided walks, presentations, and her blog, and as a member of the Calgary reading circle for Project Bookmark Canada. She is the author of five biographies for young readers. Her essays, many set in Calgary, have appeared in the Globe and Mail, carte blanche, Geist and FreeFall, as well as in the anthologies Embedded on the Home Front: Where Military and Civilian Lives Converge, and Writing Menopause. In 2013, her essay, “Skin Deep” was a finalist for Alberta’s James H. Gray Award for Short Nonfiction. Shaun has a BA in English literature from Smith College and an MA in Canadian Studies from Carleton University. She writes, reads and turns up literary treasures in Calgary, Alberta. You can find her at