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Kathleen Winter is a novelist, short story writer, and scriptwriter. Winter is the author of Annabel, which was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, a Governor General’s Literary Award, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the Orange Prize for Fiction, and CBC’s Canada Reads. Boundless was her first work of narrative nonfiction. Her second collection of stories, The Freedom of American Songs, was published by Biblioasis. A long time resident of St. John’s, Winter now lives in Montréal.

Award History

2014 Finalist

Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction
for Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage

Jury Citation

Boundless is a sensual, philosophical, myth-busting journey through the high Arctic on a search for a grounded meaning of the North West Passage. Its transcendent writing and superb weaving of action, interview, memoir, history, geology, flora, and fauna transmits Kathleen Winter's personal, and profoundly universal, natural awareness. Boundless opens our minds and senses, and enriches our spiritual connection to ourselves through nature. This quirky, eloquent paean to the land blesses readers with its bounty.” – 2014 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction Jury (Charles Foran, Priscila Uppal, and Merrily Weisbord)