Kathy Page Nominated for Giller Prize

Kathy Page

September 19, 2014 - 2:00pm

Author Kathy Page, who teaches emerging writers in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Creative Writing and Journalism department, has been nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.

 Page’s short story collection, Paradise and Elsewhere, was named to the 2014 Giller longlist of 12 Canadian books of fiction.

 Page is best known as a novelist, and has also written scripts for radio, television and film. Her non-fiction has appeared in newspapers, magazines and anthologies.

 The author of seven novels, Page published her collection of short fiction with Paradise and Elsewhere in 2014.

 Previous accolades for Page’s work include The Story of My Face, short-listed for the Orange Prize in 2002; Alphabet, nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction in 2005, and The Find, short-listed for a ReLit award in 2011.

Page is also an accomplished editor, workshop facilitator, and mentor to emerging writers. She has taught a wide variety of creative writing and fiction courses and workshops in universities and other institutions in the UK, Finland and Estonia – and in Canada at Vancouver Island University.

 The Scotiabank Giller Prize will be awarded on November 10 in a CBC Television broadcast.

The 12 longlisted titles were chosen from a field of 161 books, submitted by 63 publishers from every region of the country.

For more information:

The 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist Announcement

Kathy Page Author Website

Media Contact

Shari Bishop Bowes, Communications Officer, Vancouver Island University

P:250.740.6443  C: 250.618.1535 E: Communications@viu.ca T: @viunews

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