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Kate Harris

Kate Harris

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Kate Harris is a writer with a knack for getting lost. Her writing has been featured in The Walrus, Canadian Geographic, Arc Poetry Magazine, and The Georgia Review, among other publications, and cited in Best American Essays and Best American Travel Writing. A Rhodes scholar and Morehead-Cain scholar, she was named one of Canada’s top modern-day explorers for her journeys edging the limits of nations, endurance, and sanity. She lives off-grid in a log cabin on the borders of British Columbia, the Yukon, and Alaska. Her first book, the travel memoir Lands of Lost Borders, was published by Knopf in Canada and became a Globe and Mail bestseller. This book is forthcoming with HarperCollins in the USA, with translated editions pending in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Taiwan.

City:
Atlin
Province:
BC

Publications

Lands of Lost Borders. Knopf Canada, 2018

Awards

Ellen Meloy Desert Writers Award, 2012
Rhodes Scholarship, 2006
Morehead-Cain Scholarship, 2001
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

Genre:
Travel, memoir, nonfiction
Grades:
4-12
Audience Size:
10-1000

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