SHEARD, Sarah. Canadian, b. 1953. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories, Literary criticism and history. Career: Writer and editor. Coach House Press, Toronto, ON, member of editorial board, 1979-, editor of Coach House publications; instructor in creative writing for Toronto-area high schools, 1980-88; guest lecturer on creative writing and publishing for Ontario colleges, 1980-; Glendon College, York University, Toronto, instructor in creative writing, 1991-; Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto, instructor in creative writing, 1991-. Bolton Public Library, writer in residence, 1988; Dr. Marian Hilliard Secondary School, electronic writer in residence, 1989. Publications: FICTION: Almost Japanese, 1985; The Swing Era, 1993; Hypnotist, 1999. Fiction represented in anthologies. NONFICTION: (ed. with L. Scheier and E. Wachtel) Language in Her Eye: Views on Writing and Gender by Canadian Women Writing in English, 1990. Contributor to periodicals. Address: c/o Writers Union of Canada, 40 Wellington St E 3rd Fl, Toronto, ON, Canada M5E 1C7.