2014 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust  Prize for Nonfiction Finalist


Kathleen Winter
Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage

House of Anansi Press


Jury Citation

Boundless is a sensual, philosophical, myth-busting journey through the high Arctic on a search for a grounded meaning of the North West Passage. Its transcendent writing and superb weaving of action, interview, memoir, history, geology, flora, and fauna transmits Kathleen Winter's personal, and profoundly universal, natural awareness. Boundless opens our minds and senses, and enriches our spiritual connection to ourselves through nature. This quirky, eloquent paean to the land blesses readers with its bounty.

About the Book

In 2010, Kathleen Winter took a journey across the Northwest Passage, among marine scientists, historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, and curious passengers. She bore witness to the new math of the melting North —where the earth is on the cusp of yielding so much buried treasure that five nations stand poised to claim sovereignty of the land; and where the local Inuit population struggles to navigate the tension between taking part in the new global economy and defending their traditional way of life. Throughout the journey she guides us through her own personal odyssey, emigrating from England to Canada as a child and discovering both what was lost and what was gained as a result of that journey.

About the Author

Kathleen Winter is a novelist, short story writer, and scriptwriter. Boundless is her first work of narrative nonfiction. Winter is the author of Annabel, which was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, a Governor General’s Literary Award, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the Orange Prize for Fiction, and CBC’s Canada Reads. Her second collection of stories, The Freedom of American Songs, was published this fall by Biblioasis. A long time resident of St. John’s, Winter now lives in Montréal.




Woodcock Fund



Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing


September 19 for books published between June 20 and September 18, 2018


Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
and Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize


July 18 for books published between May 16 and Sept 30, 2018


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