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About Book and Writer


Book and Writer is my eclectic celebration of all things remarkable and inspiring to me about book and print culture. Here you will find, in addition to my posts on a variety of bookish topics, links to my published writing.

My name is Dana Hansen and I am a writer, reader, critic, editor, and college English professor living in Waterdown, Ontario. My work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, the Literary Review of Canada, Quill & Quire,  The Toronto Review of Books, The Winnipeg ReviewThe Humber Literary Review, France’s Books, Australia’s Westerly magazine, and elsewhere. I am also the editor-in-chief of the Hamilton Review of Books.

While I have several writing projects on the go, I am at work on a collection of essays on books and reading (my favourite genre: books about books), education, today’s students, and the vocation of teaching.

I can be contacted at and followed on Twitter at @deekayhansen.


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