visual artist and writer

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Eaton Hamilton is the disabled, autistic, queer and non-binary author of 9 books of cnf, memoir, fiction and poetry, including the 2016 novel WEEKEND, and two prior collections of short fiction. They go by “Hamilton.”


Their memoir NO MORE HURT was one of the UK Guardian’s Best Books of the Year and a Sunday Times bestseller. They are the two-time winner of Canada's CBC Literary Award for fiction (2003/2014). They have had a Notable in BASS and three in BAE (2016/2018/2019) and have appeared in The Journey Prize, Best Canadian Short Stories and Best Canadian Poetry. Their work has also appeared in publications such as Salon, The Rumpus, The Missouri Review, the NY Times, Gay Magazine, and The Sun. Roxane Gay chose “The Pleasure Scale” as one of Gay Magazine’s Best of 2019 and Queen Mob's Teahouse cited "The Nothing Between Your Legs," a BAE Notable, as one of the best essays of the decade. Their story “The Pride” won 2nd prize in Writer’s Digest short story contest 2020. They won the Event non-fiction contest in 2020 with their essay, “The Dead Green Man.” In 2020, they appeared in Best Canadian Poetry and BAX 2020; “The Pleasure Scale” garnered a Notable at BAE. Their fiction chapbook, “Would You Like a Little Gramma on That?” appeared from above/ground press in Ottawa. Their work is upcoming at LARB. 

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