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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

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Alissa York

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Noah Richler

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Sarah Leavitt's first book, Tangles, was published in Canada, the US, UK, Germany, France and Korea to international critical acclaim, and a feature-length animation is in development. Her prose and comics have appeared in anthologies, magazines and newspapers in Canada, the US and the UK. Sarah teaches comics classes in the Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

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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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