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Joanna Lilley is a poet and fiction writer. She won the Fred Kerner Book Award and was nominated for the Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry. Lilley is the author of the poetry collections Endlings, If There Were Roads, and The Fleece Era; the short story collection The Birthday Books; and the novel Worry Stones, which was longlisted for the Caledonia Novel Award. Lilley co-founded the not-for-profit Yukon Words in 2020 and received the Commissioner of Yukon’s Borealis Prize for literary contribution in 2021. Born in England, she now lives in Whitehorse on the traditional territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’anKwäch’än Council.