The author of award-winning novel THE PALE SURFACE OF THINGS, Janey Bennett has enjoyed colourful and varied careers, from radio announcer to horse trainer and drama critic. She spent five winters teaching English to Buddhist nuns in Thailand. Her writings on architecture have been published in the United States and Finland, where she held a Fulbright research fellowship.
THE PALE SURFACE OF THINGS is Bennett’s first novel, leading her into the study of classical Greek, Byzantine icon painting, geology, botany, the vernacular architecture and sociology of Greek villages, Minoan culture and art, the science of archaeology, World War II on Crete, and criminal law in Greece. Her second novel (working title: Jia Li) received the Joanna Catherine Scott Novel Excerpt Award from PEN Nob Hill’s Soul-Making Awards. A cellist, freelance editor, and author, Bennett divides her time between Bellingham, WA and Hornby Island, BC.
WINNER OF SEVEN
THE PALE SURFACE
by Janey Bennett