Kathleen Winter

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Kathleen Winter
Born February 25, 1960
Bill Quay, England
Occupation novelist, television writer, columnist
Nationality Canadian
Period 1980s-present
Notable works Annabel

Kathleen Winter (born February 25, 1960)[1] is a Canadian short story writer and novelist.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Born in Bill Quay, near Gateshead in the north of England and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador, Winter began her career as a script writer for Sesame Street[3] before becoming a columnist for The Telegram in St. John's.[3] Her debut short story collection, boYs, was published in 2007 and won that year's Winterset Award and Metcalf-Rooke Award.[2]

Her novel Annabel was published in 2010, and won the Thomas Head Raddall Award. It was a shortlisted nominee for the Scotiabank Giller Prize,[4] the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the 2010 Governor General's Awards.[5] It held the distinction of being the only novel to make the short list of all three awards in 2010.[5] In 2011 it was shortlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction.[6] In 2014 it was chosen for the Canada Reads competition, where it was championed by actress Sarah Gadon.

A second book of short stories, The Freedom in American Songs, will be released later this year, along with a nonfiction book entitled Boundless.

She lives in Montreal with her Québécois husband and is the sister of novelist Michael Winter.[2]

Works[edit]

  • Where Is Mario? (1987)
  • The Road Along the Shore - An Island Shore Journal (1991)
  • boYs (2007)
  • Annabel (2010)
  • The Freedom in American Songs (2014)
  • Boundless (2014)

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