Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
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meet Kathryn

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.

Some biographical highlights:

Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer’s name and work is entered in the Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales, edited by Jack Zipes.

Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer holds a PhD from the University of Toronto. Her scholarly work probes for 18th century realist British novel for the irrational, arguing that it is in the space of illogic, uncertainty, and elision that the creative act thrives.

Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer’s writing archive is held at the EJ Pratt Library at Victoria College, the University of Toronto.

Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer lives in a small hamlet in Prince Edward County.

kind words

"[All The Broken Things] is a truly original story, inhabited by characters who linger long in the reader’s thoughts."
The Toronto Star
"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
"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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