"They say that everything you write, just like everything you dream, is a replica of you."

Wait Softly Brother

A Novel

Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
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Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer

Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer is the bestselling author of the novels Wait Softly BrotherAll the Broken ThingsPerfecting, and The Nettle Spinner, as well as, the story collection, Way Up. Her work has been published in Granta Magazine, Maclean’s Magazine, The Walrus, Significant Objects, Storyville, Joyland, This Magazine, The Lifted Brow and 7X7LA. Her fiction has won a Danuta Gleed Award, and been nominated for The Scotiabank Giller Prize, The Amazon.ca First Novel Award, Toronto Book Award, CBC Canada Reads, and the Relit Award. She is the recipient of The Sidney Prize. An award-winning professor, Kathryn teaches at The University of King’s College, Halifax.

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kind words

"Rich with the true stuff of imagined lives, and the imagined stuff of true lives, Wait Softly Brother is a glorious enchantment indeed." - Robert Wiersema
The Toronto Star
"A gracefully drawn story about memory and family truths, recommended for fans of Claire Fuller’s Swimming Lessons." - from the audiobook of Wait Softly Brother
Library journal
"Brilliantly, this writer illustrates the need for an examined life. Analysis. Accountability. A responsibility that we have to the world around us, to each other, the earth beneath our feet ... She manages, and often, to knock me off my feet in one sentence flat ... Unconventional, dense, provocative prose."
Globe and Mail

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Kathryn is a dynamic public speaker, essayist, and workshop facilitator. Uniquely positioned by virtue of her lifelong writing practice, her scholarly work on creativity, and her twenty-year dedication to the teaching of fiction at various institutions (the University of Toronto, the University of Guelph, Colorado College, the New York Times Knowledge Network), Kathryn is also a passionate and results-oriented writing coach, mentor, and editor.

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