"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 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 Toronto.

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kind words

5/5
"[All The Broken Things] is a truly original story, inhabited by characters who linger long in the reader’s thoughts."
The Toronto Star
5/5
"All the Broken Things, whose plot incorporates bear wrestling, freak shows and carnies. These latter features might make it sound like the sort of whimsical, fantastical thing you’d prefer to avoid, but Kuitenbrouwer’s novel is emphatically not circus genre: It’s serious, melancholy, realist and quietly beautiful."
National Post
5/5
"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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