Joan Clark is one of Canada's most distinguished authors. In 1982, From a High Thin Wire launched her career as a writer of adult fiction, although she had already won wide praise as a childrens novelist.Clark's books have been translated into French.
Born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Clark grew up in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, and taught in Sussex, New Brunswick. She lived for many years in Calgary, where she began to make her mark as a writer and where, with Edna Alford, she founded Dandelion, Alberta's first literary magazine. Since the mid-1980s, she has made her home in St. John's, Newfoundland.
A recipient of numerous awards, Clark was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2010.