J.R. Carpenter is a Canadian artist, writer, researcher, performer and maker of maps, zines, books, poetry, short fiction, long fiction, non-fiction, and non-linear, intertextual, hypermedia, and computer-generated narratives. Her pioneering works of digital literature have been exhibited, published, performed, and presented in journals, galleries, museums, and festivals around the world. She is a winner of the CBC Quebec Writing Competition (2003 & 2005), the QWF Carte Blanche Quebec Award (2008), and the Expozine Alternative Press Award for Best English Book for her first novel, Words the Dog Knows (2008). Her second book, GENERATION[S], a collection of code narratives, was published by Traumawien in 2010.
In 2012 her web-based work CityFish was short-listed for the New Media Writing Prize in Bournemouth, UK, and the Electronic Literature Organization presented a retrospective of her work in Morgantown, WV, USA. She served as President of the Board of Directors of Oboro New Media Lab in Montreal 2006-2010 and as Digital Literature and Performance Writing faculty mentor for the In(ter)ventions: Literary Practice at the Edge residency program at The Banff Centre 2010-2014. She recently completed a practice-led PhD at University of the Arts London. She lives in South Devon, England.