Welcome to the official website of writer Kathy Page, the UK/Canadian author of seven novels, including The Story of My Face, short-listed for the Orange Prize in 2002; Alphabet, which was nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction in 2005, and The Find, short-listed for a ReLit award in 2011.
Kathy Page is best known as a novelist, but she also writes short fiction, collected in As in Music, 1990, Paradise & Elsewhere, 2014, and The Two of Us, 2016, both nominated for the Giller Prize, and has written script for radio, TV and film. Her non-fiction has appeared in newspapers, magazines and anthologies. The About section contains overview of Kathy Page’s writing, and her thoughts about stories and why we need them.
Complex characters and compelling narrative are Page’s trademarks, as is suspense, both psychological and existential. “One of the most compelling, unsettling novels I’ve read in ages,which should appeal to fans of classy thrillers and literary fiction alike,” Sarah Waters wrote in the Independent on Sunday, choosing The Story of My Face as one of her Books of the Year.
The site includes an author biography, novel summaries and information about all Kathy Page’s novels, along with book reviews, interviews, as well as video and audio of the author reading from/ talking about her work. Readers, writers and book clubs will find plenty of useful material, including reader’s guides and discussion questions, Kathy Page’s responses to reader’s questions about her books and about writing in general, and a blog – Notes & Queries, in which she writes about the pleasures, pains and ironies of the writer’s life.
Kathy Page is also an accomplished editor, workshop facilitator, and mentor to emerging writers. She has taught a wide variety of creative writing and fiction courses and workshops in universities and other institutions in the UK, Finland, Estonia – and now in Canada, where she has lived, on Salt Spring Island, BC, with her husband and two children since 2001. Information about mentoring and manuscript consultancy with Kathy Page, and about her writing workshops and courses, both online and face to face, is updated regularly.
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