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.
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.