Katherine Govier

Katherine Govier is the author of 12 novels. Her most recent novel, The Ghost Brush, is about the daughter of the famous Japanese printmaker, Hokusai, creator of ‘The Great Wave’. Published in the United States as The Printmaker’s Daughter, it will appear in translation in Spain, Quebec, and Japan.

Her novel Creation, about John James Audubon in Labrador, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 2003. She won Canada's Marian Engel Award for a woman writer (1997) and the Toronto Book Award (1992). She has twice been shortlisted for the Trillium prize.

She is the founder and Director of The Shoe Project, which promotes the writing of women immigrants to Canada.  

Katherine travels between Toronto and Canmore, Alberta with her partner and their dog, Jasper. She holds a black belt in classical Japanese martial arts and loves skiing and hiking in the Rockies.




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