Kathleen Winter


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Corbridge, The United Kingdom
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Kathleen's stories boYs (Biblioasis 2007) won Canada's Metcalf-Rooke Award and Winterset Award. Her novel, Annabel (House of Anansi Press 2010), was a finalist for all three of Canada's major literary awards. It became a #1 Canadian bestseller,came out in 2011 with Grove Atlantic/Black Cat in New York and Jonathan Cape in London, and has been translated wordwide. Her memoir "Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage" was published by Anansi in 2014. Her latest story collection "The Freedom in American Songs" (2014) was published by Biblioasis. Her 2017 novel "Lost in September" (Knopf) is a psychological war story that transports the young 18h century General James Wolfe into the contemporary New World. Winter lives in Mo ...more

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My livejournal post on Unshopping Therapy - if you go down to the Bay or one of those lovely department stores where they hire a man in uniform to revolve the door for you, you'll see lettuce-scented soap gleaming on spotless shelves. You want to buy things because the shop is so clean and beautifully organized. It is uncluttered! Shopping Therapy tells you the lie that if you buy something bea... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.81 · 10,877 ratings · 1,507 reviews · 11 distinct worksSimilar authors
Annabel

3.83 avg rating — 10,235 ratings — published 2010 — 36 editions
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Boundless: Tracing Land and...

3.64 avg rating — 355 ratings — published 2014 — 15 editions
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Lost in September

3.24 avg rating — 178 ratings — published 2017 — 3 editions
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The Freedom in American Son...

3.83 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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boYs

3.82 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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Necklace of Occasional Drea...

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“…People are rivers, always ready to move from one state of being into another. It is not fair, to treat people as if they are finished beings. Everyone is always becoming and unbecoming.”
Kathleen Winter, Annabel

“It was not fair, she felt, to treat people as if they were finished beings. Everyone was always becoming and unbecoming.”
Kathleen Winter, Annabel

“Sometimes you had to be who you were and endure what happened to you, and to you alone, before you could understand the first thing about it.”
Kathleen Winter, Annabel

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