Di Brandt has published more than a dozen books of poetry, fiction, creative essays and literary criticism, and has received numerous prestigious awards in several genres. She has held prestigious appointments at several Canadian universities, and has given literary readings and lectures at festivals, conferences and other venues around the world. She was honoured to serve as Winnipeg’s inaugural poet laureate for 2018-2019.
Di Brandt is a proud mother and grandmother. She grew up in a traditionalist Mennonite farming village in southern Manitoba. She has travelled widely and lived at different times in Edmonton, Windsor (Ontario), Toronto, and Berlin (Germany). She lives in Winnipeg,and teaches Canadian Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Winnipeg.
Books by Di Brandt: