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Northwords

by Rabindranath Maharaj; Joseph Boyden; Alissa York; Noah Richler & Sarah Leavitt, introduction by Shelagh Rogers

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Northwords is a collection of stories written by acclaimed Canadian authors Joseph Boyden, Sarah Leavitt, Rabindranath Maharaj, Noah Richler, and Alissa York as they experienced one of Canada’s most awe-inspiring northern parks, Torngat Mountains National Park.

Torngat is the country’s newest national park, and a place steeped in geological and human history. The project, which also includes a documentary film that followed the authors as they discovered the harsh and stunning terrain, had adventures, and created these new works, adds to the continuing story of the North. Introduced by award-winning journalist and radio personality Shelagh Rogers, these stories are evidence of what happens when the country’s best writers tackle its most overwhelmingly beautiful places.

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Rabindranath Maharaj

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Joseph Boyden

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Shelagh Rogers

In the early 1980's Shelagh Rogers joined CBC Radio in Ottawa. She moved to Toronto in 1984. For ten years, she was host of The Arts Tonight. In 1995 she became Deputy Host of Morningside. In September of 2000, Rogers began two years as host of CBC Radio's flagship current affairs program This Morning. Shelagh adds her voice to a number of causes including mental illness awareness, homelessness, homeless youth training. She has been a literacy volunteer for more than two decades.

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Alissa York has lived all over Canada and now makes her home in Winnipeg with her husband, writer/filmmaker/publisher Clive Holden. In 1999 her short fiction won the Journey Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Award. Later that year Arbeiter Ring published Alissa's first collection of stories, Any Given Power, which won the Mary Scorer Award for the Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher, and was short-listed for the Danuta Gleed Award. Film rights to three connected stories from the collection have been optioned by Buffalo Gal Pictures. In 2001, Alissa won the John Hirsch Award for the Most Promising Manitoba Writer. Her novel Effigy was nominated in 2007 for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.
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Alissa York has lived all over Canada and now makes her home in Winnipeg with her husband, writer/filmmaker/publisher Clive Holden. In 1999 her short fiction won the Journey Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Award. Later that year Arbeiter Ring published Alissa's first collection of stories, Any Given Power, which won the Mary Scorer Award for the Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher, and was short-listed for the Danuta Gleed Award. Film rights to three connected stories from the collection have been optioned by Buffalo Gal Pictures. In 2001, Alissa won the John Hirsch Award for the Most Promising Manitoba Writer. Her novel Effigy was nominated in 2007 for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.
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Sarah Leavitt writes both prose and comics. Her writing has appeared in Geist, The Globe and Mail, Vancouver Review, The Georgia Straight, and Xtra West. Leavitt has written short documentaries for Definitely Not the Opera on CBC Radio, and her non-fiction has appeared in a number of anthologies, including Nobody's Mother (Heritage 2006) and Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer's Disease (Kent State University Press 2009). She has an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC. Tangles is her first book.

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Contributor Notes

Joseph Boyden is the Scotiabank Giller Prize–winning author of Three Day Road and Through Black Spruce.

Sarah Leavitt is a writer and cartoonist who received wide acclaim for her graphic memoir, Tangles, about her mother's struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

Rabindranath Maharaj is a Trinidad-born author whose latest novel The Amazing Absorbing Boy won the Trillium Book Award.

Noah Richler is the acclaimed author of This is My Country, What's Yours? and What We Talk About When We Talk About War.

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