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Winter's love letter to the north shortlisted for Writers' Trust award


Longtime Holyrood resident and former Telegram columnist Kathleen Winter has been shortlisted for the Hillary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for nonfiction for her book, “Boundless.”

Kathleen Winter poses for a photo in Toronto Thursday. The Newfoundland writer has been shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel “Annabel.” The prize will be awarded Tuesday night in Toronto. — Photo by The Canadian Press

Winter, who now lives in Montreal, travelled across the Northwest Passage in 2010. “Boundless,” says her publisher, House of Anansi Press, is “an homage to the ever-evolving and magnetic power of the North.”

The book is Winter’s follow-up to the novel “Annabel,” which was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the Orange Prize for Fiction, and CBC’s Canada Reads.

Winter was shortlisted for the latest prize, along with Naomi Klein for “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate,” Charles Montgomery for “Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design,” and Paula Todd for “Extreme Mean: Trolls, Bullies and Predators Online.”

Each finalist will receive $5,000, and the winner, who will be announced Oct. 14, will receive a total of $60,000.

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