A.S.A. Harrison


A.S.A. Harrison’s previous books include Orgasms (Coach House Press, 1974), Revelations, with Margaret Dragu (Nightwood Editions, 1987), and Zodicat Speaks (Viking Penguin, 1996). The Silent Wife is her debut novel and she was at work on a new psychological thriller when she died in 2013. Harrison was married to the visual artist John Massey and lived in Toronto.

On the evening of October 11, 2013, a memorial for Susan Harrison, best known as A.S.A. Harrison, was held at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, in celebration of A.S.A.’s life and her many and varied contributions to our own.

Her husband, John Massey, invited ten people to the podium – family, friends and colleagues – to share memories and stories that would offer a glimpse into a life lived fully, with curiosity, purpose and tremendous intelligence. Then, John spoke.

Watch a video of the event and read the tributes from Susan’s family, friends and colleagues.