Two-Gun & Sun is June Hutton’s second novel. About a frontier newspaperwoman’s encounter with troublesome strangers, and inspired by historical figures Morris “Two-Gun” Cohen and Dr. Sun Yat-sen, as well as Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West, it was published by Caitlin Press in fall 2015. A CBC Books recommended title, Two-Gun & Sun was chosen by the Literary Press Group for the All Lit Up inaugural 2016 summer book club.
Underground, about one man’s epic journey from the mud of the Somme to the burnt fields of civil war Spain, was published by Cormorant Books in 2009. Nominated for the Ontario Library Association’s 2010 Evergreen Award, Underground was called “taut and lean, elegant and poetic” by The Globe and Mail. It was a Vancouver Sun Must-read BC Book for Fall 2009, and a CBC Cross-Country Check-up as well as BC Almanac and Studio 4 recommended read for summer 2009.
June’s short fiction has appeared in Pottersfield Portfolio (she won its compact fiction competition), as well as in The Capilano Review, Other Voices, and Contemporary Verse 2. Her poem “A Reporter Writes of Magnificent Nudes” was a finalist for the Great Canadian Panty Poem Competition and was published in the anthology Panty Lines. She has lead writing workshops as fiction mentor for SFU’s The Writers’ Studio Online and as instructor for UBC’s The Writing Centre.
For more details, please see her website. June is represented by John Pearce of Westwood Creative Artists.
Photo of June by Janet Baxter