Diana Hartog (born 1942 in Palo Alto, California) is a Canadian poet and fiction writer.[1] She won the Gerald Lampert Award in 1983 for her poetry collection Matinee Light,[1] and the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize in 1987 for Candy from Strangers.[2]

Diana Hartog
BornOctober 25, 1942
Palo Alto, California
Occupationpoet, novelist
Notable worksMatinee Light, Candy from Strangers, The Photographer's Sweethearts

She was also a shortlisted nominee for the Journey Prize in 1991 for her short story "Theories of Grief",[3] and for the Dorothy Livesay Prize in 1993 for Polite to Bees: A Bestiary.[4]

She published the novel The Photographer's Sweethearts in 1996,[5] and a new poetry collection, Ink Monkey, in 2006.[6]

She lives in New Denver, British Columbia.[7]


  1. ^ a b Gordon Ripley, Who's Who in Canadian Literature. Reference Press, 1997. p. 148.
  2. ^ "Haida artist book wins two awards". Vancouver Sun, October 31, 1987.
  3. ^ "Future winners". Kingston Whig-Standard, August 31, 1991.
  4. ^ "Book prize finalists announced". Vancouver Sun, March 20, 1993.
  5. ^ "Mystic hero plays God, ends up as Devil". Toronto Star, April 27, 1996.
  6. ^ "Structure moves in, out of lucidity". Winnipeg Free Press, June 25, 2006.
  7. ^ "New rules coming to get Canadian literature in schools". Vancouver Sun, July 26, 2008.