Catherine Banks is a Canadian playwright. She is a two-time winner of the Governor General's Award for English-language drama, in 2008 for Bone Cage and in 2012 for It Is Solved By Walking.[1]

Catherine Banks
Notable worksBone Cage, It Is Solved By Walking

She resides in Sambro, Nova Scotia, a rural community within the Halifax Regional Municipality.[2]

Her other plays have included Three Storey, Ocean View, Bitter Rose and Miss'n Me. Her latest project involves adapting Ernest Buckler's novel The Mountain and the Valley for the stage.[3]

Banks has cited Michel Tremblay and María Irene Fornés as being among her literary inspirations.[3]


  1. ^ "Nova Scotia’s Banks among Governor General’s Award winners". The Chronicle Herald, November 13, 2012.
  2. ^ "Sambro playwright nominated again for Governor General’s award". The Chronicle Herald, October 2, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Brunet, Julien Russell. "Catherine Banks: The Governor General's Literary Awards interview series". The Walrus. Retrieved 20 February 2014.

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