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Kim Echlin

Kim Echlin

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Kim Echlin is a writer, teacher and documentary writer. She has produced television for the CBC and written for independent producers. She currently teaches at the School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto. She has travelled, worked and lived in Pakistan, Honduras, Cambodia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, the Marshall Islands, France, and North America.  

southern ontario
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Elizabeth Smart: A Fugue Essay on Women and Creativity. Women’s Press, 2004.
Inanna. Groundwood, 2003.
Dagmar's Daughter. Viking, 2001.
Elephant Winter. Viking, 1997
To Arrive Where You Are: Literary Journalism from The Banff Centre for the Arts. editor. Banff Centre Press, 1999.
The Disappeared. Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Canada, rights to 19 countries, 2009
Under the Visible Life. Hamish Hamilton, PenguinRandom Canada, 2015
Inanna: A New English Version. Hamish Hamilton, PenguinRandom Canada, August 2015


Nominated, Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award.
Torgi Award.
Nominated, National Magazine Award.
CBC Literary Awards, non-fiction, first prize for I, Witness, 2006
Barnes and Noble Award, First prize for The Disappeared, 2010
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:


Presentation Description

Mythology, introducing students to the beginning of writing and Sumerian story-telling.

Presentation Length:
one hour
fiction and mythology
Workshop Description:

Fiction writing: a workshop on techniques of fiction aimed at the particular age group.