Jana G. Pruden is an award-winning reporter at The Globe and Mail. She is the former crime bureau chief of the Edmonton Journal, and previously worked at the Regina Leader-Post, the Medicine Hat News, the Prairie Post and the Interlake Spectator.
An annotated version of Street Fighter appears in Dan Rowe’s Feature Writing for Journalism and Media Students, a textbook published by Oxford University Press. She has won two first-place awards in the categories of Narrative Writing and Feature Specialty Writing Portfolio from the Society for Features Journalism.
One of her stories, Persepolis Found, became the loose inspiration for the Kevin Smith movie Yoga Hoser. You can hear an excerpt of Smith discussing the story through the Edmonton Journal, or listen to the whole episode, #288 Yoga Hoser, on Smith’s Smodcast.
Jana has a Master of Fine Arts in creative nonfiction writing from Baltimore’s Goucher College. She is the founder of The Flat Worms Writing Studio, and founder and co-host of The Bad Girls Movie Club at Metro Cinema.
Contact Jana by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or read her work in The Globe and Mail.