Anne Chislett was born and raised in St. John's, Newfoundland. She was educated at Memorial University, St. John's and the University of British Columbia, and taught English in Ontario high schools before becoming a full-time playwright in 1980. Anne Chislett's plays have been widely produced across Canada, the United States, and Japan. Her Amish play, Quiet in the Land, won the Governor General's Literary Award for Drama and the Chalmers Award, and has become a classic of modern Canadian theatre. Flippin' In won the Chalmers Young Audiences Award and Not Quite the Same was nominated for both Dora Mavor Moore and Chalmers awards. Other plays include A Summer Burning; >The Tomorrow Box, which won the Best Production Award at the Hiroshima Festival; Another Season's Promise; and a new sequel, Another Season's Harvest, both written with Keith Roulston. From 1998 to 2002 Anne was artistic director of the Blyth Festival, a theatre dedicated to new Canadian works which she co-founded in 1975.