Finnish North American Literature Association
Born in Switzerland, Margrith Schraner migrated to Canada at the age of 22. She
has studied at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and was awarded a
Governor General's Silver Medal for scholastic excellence in 1976. She has a
long history of scholarship in literature and has written creatively and served as
editor for years. She is the in-house editor of the New Orphic Publishers and
Associate Editor of the New Orphic Review. Her short story, "Dream Dig" was
included in the Journey Prize Anthology, 2001.
The Reluctant Author: The Life and Literature of Ernest Hekkanen, An
Informal Study. Nelson, British Columbia, Canada: New Orphic Publishers, 2006.
This text examines closely the life and work of Canada's arguably most prolific
author, Ernest Hekkanen, a Finnish-Canadian who was born in the US. It is a
valuable work of criticism that provides insight into the outspoken and political
Co-author. Black Snow: An Imaginative Memoir. 1996.
Novella: To Travel the Distance. Serialized in New Orphic Review beginning fall