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Ken Haigh is a librarian and author of two books, Under the Holy Lake and On Foot to Canterbury. He is currently studying to teach English as a second language. Having lived in China, Bhutan, and on Baffin Island, Haigh lives on the shores of Georgian Bay in Clarksburg, Ontario.

Award History

2021 Finalist

Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction
for On Foot to Canterbury: A Son's Pilgrimage

Jury Citation

On Foot to Canterbury is a beautifully written and eloquent story that skillfully weaves historical anecdotes into a journey through rural England, leaving the reader with practical, sage advice on how to deal with loss and depression, but most of all, on how to live. Haigh’s eye to detail is a delight to read, as are his frequent musings on landscape and history. This subtle, moving story stays with you long after the book is finished.”

— 2021 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction Jury (Kevin Chong, Terese Marie Mailhot, and Adam Shoalts)