Lynnette D’anna grew up on the Canadian prairies. She has been writing stories all her life, and has published seven books of fiction. Her poems, articles, profiles and other writing have appeared in print in literary journals, newspapers, and magazines. Her Y.A. coming-of-age novel RagTimeBone is translated and published as Zeit der Blosse by Hamburg’s Argument Press. Her book Vixen is featured in Julia Michael’s Narrating communities: constructing and challenging Mennonite Canadian identities through narrative.

D'anna in Trash
D’anna in Trash, Grand Beach, Canada

D’anna’s novels are exuberantly, explicitly queer, and thus represent a watershed event in the history of both queer Mennonite literature and Mennonite literature in general. Their raw sexuality is a precedent for that found in the fiction of later writers.” ~ Daniel Shank Cruz, A Brief History and Bibliography of Queer Mennonite Literature

One of the sweetest ways for you to support D’anna’s work is by borrowing, buying and sharing it. Her books are available for loan from Canada’s public libraries, and for purchase in digital and paperback format on this site. Please get in touch, and thanks for stopping by!

Author Photo © David Danielson

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