Alice Kuipers

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I was born in London, England, and I moved to Canada in 2003 when I fell in love with a Canadian. We live in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, which took a while for me to learn how to spell. I have four children, a girl and three boys.

My first novel, Life on the Refrigerator Door, was published in 29 countries, won several awards and was named as a New York Times book for the Teen Age. My second is called Lost For Words in the US, and The Worst Thing She Ever Did everywhere else. It won the Arthur Ellis Award, was shortlisted for the White Pine and Willow Awards, and was published in eight territories. 40 Things I Want To Tell You is my YA book publish
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Alice Kuipers When I was eighteen, I travelled around the world on my own for nine months. On a plane, a man started talking to me and he made me intensely nervous.…moreWhen I was eighteen, I travelled around the world on my own for nine months. On a plane, a man started talking to me and he made me intensely nervous. There was something mysterious and creepy about the way he kept asking questions. He insisted on driving me to my hostel but when I got off the plane I hid from him in the bathroom, trembling. I wonder what would have happened if he'd found me? Probably nothing--but the vibe he gave off was really bad. The idea of what could happen if a different path was followed was the impetus for my new YA novel, Me and Me, where the main character has to choose which person's life to save. I find that lots of writers like to think about what might have been--and this character gets caught up in two lives because she can't make the choice. (less)
Alice Kuipers I didn't see this question until today! I'm so sorry! Her name is Amy Bird and, secretly, her middle name in my head was Alyssa. Sorry I took so long …moreI didn't see this question until today! I'm so sorry! Her name is Amy Bird and, secretly, her middle name in my head was Alyssa. Sorry I took so long to reply!(less)
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I loved talking with @CTV Saskatoon about three books for this month. Firstly, I dived into How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa, a collection of short stories, which won the Giller Prize in 2020 and was top of my list of books to get to read. Wow. I’m so glad I did. It’s such a gorgeous, vivid, beautiful book. The stories are luminous–very short, ve

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