About Isabel Huggan


ISABEL HUGGAN is a Canadian writer of fiction, essays and poetry, who has chosen to make her home in France. She has written about the years she and her husband spent renovating Le Mas Blanc in her best-selling memoir BELONGING: HOME AWAY FROM HOME (Vintage), which won the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction (2004).

Information about ISABEL HUGGAN is available on various internet sites (WIKIPEDIA, etc).  A prize-winning author with an international reputation for her short stories as well as innovative creative writing workshops, she has been teaching writing for over 35 years, in schools, universities, and private institutions. Her editorial experience ranges from copy-editing for the Macmillan Publishing Company in the 1960s to technical editing for the Asian Development Bank in the 1990s.

Since 1998, she has been on the staff of the Humber School for Writers, as an instructor in the annual summer workshop, and as a mentor in the 30-week correspondence program.

If you require editorial services, such as manuscript appraisal, proof-reading or line-editing, these are available at an hourly rate, and are negotiable after discussion regarding your needs. Available options include a critical reading of your text with line-editing corrections OR a  close reading with a general overview commentary, OR a light reading preliminary to conversation.

You may opt for informal conversation about your writing project over dinner, but if prior reading of your work is required there will be a charge based on time spent.

For continuing information about LE MAS BLANC WRITER'S RETREAT, have a look at my ongoing blog... the Mas Blanc Writers Retreat.