Gosse, Joanna M. 1948-

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GOSSE, Joanna M. 1948-


Born June 17, 1948, in Kingston, Jamaica; Canadian citizen; daughter of Eric (a government official) and Madeline (a homemaker; maiden name, Kean) Gosse; married Jacques Zouvi (divorced); children: Linda, Andre. Ethnicity: "White, Anglo-Saxon Protestant." Education: High school graduate. Hobbies and other interests: Needlepoint.


Home—Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Agent—c/o Author Mail, Breakwater Books, P.O. Box 2188, 100 Water St., St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada A1C 6E6. E-mail—[email protected].


Writer. Also worked as a dancer, singer, and actress.


Writers' Union of Canada, Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television, and Radio Artists, Quebec Writers' Federation.


Dear Dollface (play), Halo Productions, 1997.

Liar (novel), Breakwater Books, 2000.

A Cup of Tea (short film), Halo Productions, 2000.


Two novels, Dani Hann and Day Begins.


Joanna M. Gosse told CA: "I'm a Newfoundlander born in Kingston, Jamaica, where I lived with my family for the first five years of my life until we moved back to St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, where I grew up. I seem to be most comfortable living on islands. My two children were born in Montreal, where I presently live.

"I was a dancer, singer, and actor before I became a writer. I've kept a journal since I was twenty-six, and journal-writing is an important part of my daily routine. My first novel, Liar, about a woman who married a pathological liar, illustrates the danger of living a secret life and the joyful release of truthful writing. My second novel, Dani Hann, about an actor trying to make it in Toronto, shows how a writer transforms daily life into a comedy routine and how friendship is the best medicine for life."