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Anita Daher
Anita Daher in 2009
Anita Daher in 2009
Born Prince Edward Island, Canada
Occupation Author

Anita Daheris an author, screenwriter, producer, show host and actor based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She has been entrenched in the book publishing industry since 1995 and has books published in print, audio and e-book format in Canada, the United States, and Europe. When not word-wrangling she enjoys inhabiting characters on stage and screen. Her most recent project is an author interview series she both produces and hosts called made in Manitoba: Stories from Home. The show will air on Shaw Winnipeg's community access channel, as well as the YouTube Channel, Made in Manitoba Book TV.

Most of the time, she's exhausted.

She was born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Daher spent her childhood and the first two decades of her adult years moving every few years from one part of the country to the next. This wandering may have influenced her writing style. She has become known for bringing a strong sense of place into her stories. She feels that what she really writes about is "connection".

Daher currently sits as Chair of the Writers Union of Canada.

  • Flight from Big Tangle (2002)
  • Flight from Bear Canyon (2004)
  • Racing for Diamonds (2007)
  • Spider's Song (2007)
  • Two Foot Punch (2007)
  • Poachers in the Pingos (2008)
  • On the Trail of the Bushman (2009)
  • The Wilderness Cure (2012)
  • Wager the Wonder Horse (2013)
  • The Hustle (2013)
  • Itty Bitty Bits (2013)
  • Wonder Horse (2015)
  • Forgetting How to Breathe (2018)
  • You Don't Have to Die in the End (2020)


  • Winner, John Hirsch Award for Most Promising New Writer, 2007
  • Finalist, Spider's Song, Arthur Ellis Award, 2008
  • Finalist, Racing for Diamonds, Arthur Ellis Award, 2008
  • Finalist, Racing for Diamonds, Hackmatack Award, 2009
  • Long List, Mime, CBC Literary Prize, 2017
  • Finalist, Forgetting How to Breathe, IODE Violet Downey Book Award, 2019
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