Katrina Best

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Katrina Best
Born Katrina Barton
Occupation Short story writer
Nationality British
Citizenship British and Canadian
Notable works Bird Eat Bird (2010)
Notable awards Commonwealth Writers' Prize
2011 Bird Eat Bird
Spouse Alan Best
Children 2

Katrina Best is a British-born short story writer who lives in Canada.[1]

Early life[edit]

Katrina was born and raised in the UK but immigrated to Canada as an adult. She is a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and Canada.[2]

Writing career[edit]

Best published her short story collection Bird Eat Bird in 2010. The work won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

After many years in Canada (Vancouver and Montreal), Best currently lives in the UK. She is married to Alan Best. The couple have two children together.



  1. ^ "Authors: Katrina Best". Insomniac Press. Retrieved 2016-07-06. 
  2. ^ Andrusyshyn, Larissa (2011-06-23). "THE SLS INTERVIEWS: KATRINA BEST". Maisonneuve. Retrieved 2016-07-05. 
  3. ^ Medley, Mark (2011-03-04). "Emma Donoghue and Katrina Best win Commonwealth Writers' Prizes". National Post. Retrieved 2016-07-06. 
  4. ^ "Emma Donoghue and Katrina Best win Commonwealth Writers' Prizes". Canada Arts Connect. 2011-03-06. Retrieved 2016-07-06. 

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