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Katherine Govier


Katherine Govier


I'm a lifer! I've published 10 novels and 3 short story collections. My novel CREATION, about John James Audubon in Labrador, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2003. My newest is THE PRINTMAKER'S DAUGHTER, published in Canada in 2010 as THE GHOST BRUSH. I live in Toronto with my partner Nick who publishes cookbooks. We have a dog Jasper, and I have 2 grown-up children.

I've read and lectured in Finland, at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, at Cambridge University, Princeton University and the Canadian Embassies in Tokyo, New Delhi and London. I was President of PEN Canada and I've helped found the cross Canada, school-based "Writers in Electronic Residence", and 'Canadian Journalism for Foreign Trained Writers', at Sheridan College in Toronto. My work appears throughout the English speaking world and in translation.

Katherine Govier

Books by Katherine Govier

by Katherine Govier - Fiction, Historical Fiction

This evocative tale of 19th-century Tokyo tells of one of the world’s great unknown artists: Oei, the mysterious daughter of master printmaker Hokusai, painter of the Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.