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.