Joan Clark was born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, and spent a few years there before moving to Sydney Mines, and later Sussex, New Brunswick. Clark was a student at both Acadia University and the University of Alberta. She lived in Alberta for about twenty years before moving back east to St. John's, Newfoundland. Clark has taught in schools, though not extensively, as she is a full-time author of fiction for adults and children. Clark is also one of the co-founders of the literary magazine Dandelion.
Marian Engel Award, 1991; The 1999 CAA Vicky Metcalf Award for Entire Body of Work Inspirational to Canadian Youth
Liverpool, Nova Scotia; Sussex, New Brunswick; Edmonton, Alberta; Calgary, Alberta; Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; St. John’s, Newfoundland