(Photo by Marlene Creates)
For her achievements as a biographer and for her contributions to Newfoundland studies, Anne Hart will be awarded an honorary doctor of letters degree at the fall session of convocation.
Ms. Hart received an arts degree from Dalhousie University and a library science degree from McGill University. She then started work with Memorial University’s library in 1969 and made it her career until retirement in 1997. For 20 of those years she served as head of the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, during which time she developed the collections and the public awareness of them.
She is better known for her unconventional biographies of fictional characters; Agatha Christie’s Miss Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot.
More recently she collaborated with Dr. Roberta Buchanan, professor emerita
in English, and Geology alumnus Bryan Greene on The Woman Who Mapped Labrador:
The Life and Expedition Diary of Mina Hubbard, which was shortlisted for
the Winterset Award for excellence in Newfoundland and Labrador writing.