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Kathy Page is the author of 10 previous books, two of which, Paradise & Elsewhere and The Two of Us, were nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her other works include Alphabet, a Governor General’s Literary Award finalist in 2005; The Story of My Face, longlisted for the Orange Prize in 2002; and Frankie Styne and the Silver Man. Born in the UK, Page moved to Salt Spring Island with her family in 2001.

Award History

Jury Citation

"Kathy Page’s Dear Evelyn tells the tender and unsettling story of working-class Londoner Harry Miles and the ambitious Evelyn Hill who fall in love as the world around them goes to war. What initially begins as a familiar wartime love story morphs into a startling tale of time’s impact on love and family, as well as one’s complex search for personal meaning and truth. By integrating themes that are universally understood by readers and skillfully crafting endearing characters that surprise and delight, Page has created a poignant literary work of art. The result is a timeless page-turning masterpiece."

—2018 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Jury (Ann Y.K. Choi, Mireille Silcoff, Robert Wiersema)

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