Joanna Lilley

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Joanna Lilley's fifth book and third poetry collection, Endlings, was published by Turnstone Press in 2020 and is all about extinct animals. Her other books are a novel, Worry Stones (Ronsdale Press), which was longlisted for the Caledonia Novel Award, a short story collection, The Birthday Books (Radiant Press), and the poetry collections If There Were Roads (Turnstone Press) and The Fleece Era (Brick Books) which was nominated for the Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry. Joanna is from the UK and now lives in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.



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