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Katherine GOVIER Novelist; Director of The Shoe Project; Vice-President Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Toronto


1972 M.A. English, York University, Toronto, Canada
1994-1995 Writer-in-Residence, Toronto Public Library System
1997-1998 President, PEN Canada
since 1998 Writer-in -Residence, Toronto Reference Library
since 2002 Lecturer, Journalism After Degree Program (JRAD), Ryerson Politechnical University, Toronto
since 2011 Director, The Shoe Project, workshop for immigrant women writers, in partnership with the Bata Shoe Museum and the Mary Tidlund Foundation


Chair, Writers' Development Trust, 1989-1992
Member, Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing, Simon Fraser University, since 1997
Board member, Canadian Council for Civil Liberties, since 2000
Board member Toronto Arts Council, since 2005


The three Sister Bar&Hotel, HarperCollins Canada, 2016
The Ghost Brush, HarperCollins Canada; HarperPerennial US,Sairyusha, Tokyo, Japan, 2014 , also published in Spain, Quebec, France, Latvia and Romania, 2011
Three Views of Crystal Water, 4th Estate, London UK, HarperCollins, Canada, Toronto 2005
Creation, Random House Canada, Overlook Press, New York, 2002
The Truth Teller, Random House Canada, Vintage, 2001


Toronto Book Award, Hearts of Flame, 1993
Marian Engel Award for a Woman Writer in mid-Career, 1997
Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Alberta, 1998