Winter at the 2014 Texas Book Festival.
Bill Quay, England
|Occupation||novelist, television writer, columnist|
Life and career
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 before becoming a columnist for The Telegram in St. John's. Her debut short story collection, boYs, was published in 2007 and won that year's Winterset Award and Metcalf-Rooke Award.
Her novel Annabel was published in 2010, and won the Thomas Head Raddall Award. It was a shortlisted nominee for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the 2010 Governor General's Awards. It held the distinction of being the only novel to make the short list of all three awards in 2010. In 2011 it was shortlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction. 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, was released in 2014, along with a nonfiction book entitled Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage. Boundless was a shortlisted nominee for the 2014 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction.
She is a member of the jury for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
- Where Is Mario? (1987)
- The Road Along the Shore - An Island Shore Journal (1991)
- The Necklace of Occasional Dreams (1996)
- boYs (2007)
- Annabel (2010)
- The Freedom in American Songs (2014)
- Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage (2014)
- "Kathleen Winter". Writers & Writing - Members' Pages. The Writers' Union of Canada. Retrieved April 14, 2011.
- "Winter set for N.L.'s top literary prize". cbc.ca, March 27, 2008.
- People: Kathleen Winter. The Scope.
- "Rachman, Bergen, Urquhart and Coupland on Giller long list". The Globe and Mail, September 20, 2010.
- "Emma Donoghue, Kathleen Winter make GG short list". The Globe and Mail, October 13, 2010.
- "The 2011 Orange Prize contenders". The Daily Telegraph, April 12, 2011.
- "Hilary Weston Prize 2014: The shortlist revealed!". CBC Books, September 17, 2014.
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