Katrina Onstad

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Katrina Onstad is a Canadian journalist and novelist.

Formerly a film critic for the National Post and CBC Arts Online, she is currently an arts columnist for The Globe and Mail, and her work has appeared in many publications including Toronto Life, The New York Times, Chatelaine and The Guardian. She is also a former host of the film program Reel to Real, and has published two novels, How Happy to Be in 2006 and Everybody Has Everything in 2012.

Born in Vancouver,[1] Onstad is a McGill University graduate (English Honours) and has a Masters of Arts in English Literature from the University of Toronto.

Her novel Everybody Has Everything was a longlisted nominee for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2012[2] and a shortlisted nominee for the Toronto Book Award in 2013,[3] and was named a Best Book of 2012 in The Globe and Mail and NOW. She was nominated for a US National Magazine Award (also known as an "Ellie") for her essay "My Year of Living Dangerously", which appeared in the August 2007 issue of Elle magazine. In 2010, she won a Canadian National Magazine Award for a profile of filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici in Toronto Life and has been nominated multiple times in other categories.


  1. ^ "Katrina Onstad". NOW, September 21, 2006.
  2. ^ "Giller longlist full of surprises". NOW, September 4, 2012.
  3. ^ "Toronto Book Awards shortlist announced". Toronto Star, August 15, 2013.

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