Mary Swan Biography | Author of The Deep

Mary Swan
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Nationality 1: Canadian

Mary Swan is a very private person, and not much is known about her life. It is known that she graduated from York University and the University of Guelph, both in Ontario, Canada. As of 2005, she lives in Guelph, which is near Toronto, with her husband and daughter. She works at the University of Guelph library. Swan has traveled all over Europe.

As of 2005 Swan had been writing for over twenty years, ten of which were spent sporadically working on “The Deep.” Her short stories have been published in numerous literary magazines, including The Malahat Review, Harpers, and the Ontario Review. Her work has also been anthologized in Emergent Voices, Best Canadian Stories 92, and Coming Attractions.

Swan came to popular attention when her short story “The Deep” won the 2001 O. Henry Award. “The Deep” was published as a novella chapbook in 2002 and then in...

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