Toronto Arts Council Writers Grant

I am thrilled to announce my current project has been selected to receive a writers grant from the Toronto Arts Council.

The Nail That Sticks Out Gets Hammered In is a hybrid of memoir, Japanese Canadian history and cultural arts. 

I am extremely grateful to the council for providing this opportunity to complete this important work.

My Father’s Nose

My Father’s Nose is a celebration of being different looking – it’s fun for the whole family! This is my first children’s book and was originally released in August 2016 as an eBook through Amazon’s Kindle Store

My Father’s Nose is also available in paperback on

Suzanne Hartmann - My Father’s Nose
Suzanne Hartmann Collage 2

What I’m working on

Suzanne is currently finalizing a work of creative non-fiction, which explores the postwar Japanese Canadian community through memories of significant places, events and traditions. The unique next generation story is a hybrid of memoir and history, and bridges two cultures; it contrasts the North American dream of achievement through the lens of conformity imposed by the Japanese adage: the nail that sticks out gets hammered in.