Member Profile

Monica Kidd

Photo: Emma Hunt 2017

Monica Kidd is the author of seven books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. She grew up in rural Alberta, then studied ecology and zoology at the University of Calgary. She followed with a MSc in evolutionary biology at Queen's University. After two summers of working as a seabird biologist on the coast of Labrador, she moved to Newfoundland where she worked as a reporter for CBC Radio for several years before heading back to school to do medicine. She is currently a family doctor in Calgary, where she lives and writes with her husband and three kids. In 2018, she became co-publiser of Pedlar Press.

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Publications

Chance Encounters with Wild Animals (poetry). Gaspereau Press, 2019
The Year of our Beautiful Exile (poetry). Gaspereau Press, 2015
Handfuls of Bone (poetry). Gaspereau Press, 2012
Any Other Woman: An Uncommon Biography (non-fiction). NeWest Press, 2008
Actualities (poetry). Gaspereau Press, 2007
The Momentum of Red (novel). Raincoast Books, 2004
Beatrice (novel). Turnstone Press, 2001

Awards

Finalist for Alberta Magazine Publishers’ Association Awards, Fiction (for "Is the River.” FreeFall XXVIII No. 3. Fall 2018), 2018
National Magazine Award (Silver) in the Profile category, for “Keeper of the Marks” in The Malahat Review, 2014
KR Wilson (Canadian Business Press) Silver Medal for Best Column (shared with Alan Cassels and Eric Cadesky), The CMAJ Salon, 2011
First Place for poetry, CMAJ/ARS Medica writing contest, 2011
First Place, Geist Magazine’s Jackpine Sonnet Contest, 2010
Honorable Mention, Geist Magazine’s Postcard Story Contest, 2008
First Prize in Special Radio Program, The Gracie Awards, 2006
Finalist in Radio - Environment, New York Festivals, 2005
Feature (Radio, Gold Award), Atlantic Journalism Awards, 2004
Finalist (In-Depth Radio), Society for Environmental Journalism, 2004
Canadian Council of University Biology Chairs’ Distinguished Public Education Award for Science Reporting, 2003
Finalist, Radio Drama, New York Festivals, 2002
Honorable Mention - Investigative Reporting, Radio Television Digital News Association, 2002
Finalist, Radio Drama, New York Festivals, 2002
Entertainment (Radio, Gold Award), Atlantic Journalism Awards, 2002
Continuing Coverage (Radio, Gold Award), Atlantic Journalism Awards, 2002
Continuing Coverage (Radio, Gold Award), Atlantic Journalism Awards, 2001
Spot News (Radio, Gold Award), Atlantic Journalism Awards, 2001
Feature (Radio, Gold Award), Atlantic Journalism Awards, 2001
Health Reporting Award, Canadian Nursing Association, 2000
Continuing Coverage (Radio, Gold Award), Atlantic Journalism Awards, 2000
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