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Kathleen Winter (born 1960)[1] is an English-Canadian short story writer and novelist.[2]

Kathleen Winter
Winter at the 2014 Texas Book Festival.
Winter at the 2014 Texas Book Festival.
Born1960
Bill Quay, England
OccupationNovelist, television writer, columnist
NationalityCanadian
Period1980s-present
Notable worksAnnabel

Life and careerEdit

Born in Bill Quay, near Gateshead in the north of England and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador, Winter began her career as a script writer for Sesame Street[3] before becoming a columnist for The Telegram in St. John's.[3] Her debut short story collection, boYs, was published in 2007 and won that year's Winterset Award and Metcalf-Rooke Award.[2]

Her novel Annabel was published in 2010, and won the Thomas Head Raddall Award. It was a shortlisted nominee for the Scotiabank Giller Prize,[4] the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the 2010 Governor General's Awards.[5] It held the distinction of being the only novel to make the short list of all three awards in 2010.[5] In 2011 it was shortlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction.[6] In 2014 it was chosen for the Canada Reads competition, where it was championed by actress Sarah Gadon.

A second book of short stories, The Freedom in American Songs, was released in 2014, along with a nonfiction book entitled Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage. Boundless was a shortlisted nominee for the 2014 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction.[7]

She was a member of the jury for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

She lives in Montreal with her husband, Jean. She is also the sister of novelist Michael Winter.[2]

WorksEdit

  • Where Is Mario? (1987)
  • The Road Along the Shore - An Island Shore Journal (1991)
  • The Necklace of Occasional Dreams (1996)
  • boYs (2007)
  • Annabel (2010)
  • The Freedom in American Songs (2014)
  • Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage (2014)
  • Lost in September (2017)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kathleen Winter". Writers & Writing - Members' Pages. The Writers' Union of Canada. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Winter set for N.L.'s top literary prize". cbc.ca, 27 March 2008.
  3. ^ a b People: Kathleen Winter. The Scope.
  4. ^ "Rachman, Bergen, Urquhart and Coupland on Giller long list". The Globe and Mail, 20 September 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Emma Donoghue, Kathleen Winter make GG short list". The Globe and Mail, 13 October 2010.
  6. ^ "The 2011 Orange Prize contenders". The Daily Telegraph, 12 April 2011.
  7. ^ "Hilary Weston Prize 2014: The shortlist revealed!". CBC Books, 17 September 2014.