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Lynette Loeppky was born and raised on the Manitoba prairie by Mennonite parents. She has travelled extensively and lived for an extended time in Denmark, but counts amongst her greatest adventures the eight years that she tended a farm in southern Alberta. She now lives in Calgary. Cease, her first book, was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award earlier this year. 

Award History

2015 Finalist

Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction
for Cease: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Desire

Jury Citation

“With unwavering honesty, Lynette Loeppky navigates labyrinths of hospital wards and the human heart – while asking hard questions about what we owe each other, what we owe ourselves. By turns poignant and poetic, brutal and reflective, Cease is a compelling character study and an unflinching look at the end of love. A remarkable debut by an assured and talented author, Cease will haunt readers long after they’ve turned the last page.” – 2015 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction Jury (Stevie Cameron, Will Ferguson, and JJ Lee)