Daphne Marlatt was born in Melbourne, Australia and spent her formative years in Penang, Malaysia. She immigrated to Canada with her family in 1951. Daphne Marlatt’s many poetry titles include Steveston (2001), The Given (awarded the 2009 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize), and Liquidities: Vancouver Poems Then and Now (2013). House of Anansi published a new edition of her acclaimed novel Ana Historic, with foreword by Lynn Crosbie (2013) and Wilfred Laurier University Press released her selected poetry, Rivering: The Poetry of Daphne Marlatt, edited by Susan Knutson (2014). In 1998 she published Readings from the Labyrinth, a collection of essays spanning over fifteen years. In 2006 she was appointed to the Order of Canada and in 2012 she was awarded the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award. Reading Sveva, her forthcoming series of poems responding to the work of the Italian-Canadian painter Sveva Caetani, is a Talonbooks fall 2016 publication.