A powerful, heartrending novel about a man on the run from himself—by Governor’s General Award–winning author Kate Pullinger.
Governor General’s Literary Award winner, Kate Pullinger, writes for both print and digital platforms. Her new novel, Forest Green, a story about a logger who works in the forests of British Columbia, came out in 2021 and is now available in paperback. In May 2021 Pullinger won the Marjorie C. Luesebrink Career Achievement Award, given every year by the Electronic Literature Organisation.Her most recent digital fiction, Breathe, a ghost story that knows where you are, is available for free on your phone. It was shortlisted for the New Media Writing Prize in 2019. In 2009 Pullinger's novel The Mistress of Nothing won the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction, one of Canada's most prestigious literary prizes. It was also longlisted for the Giller Prize. Her prize-winning digital fiction projects, including Inanimate Alice, have reached audiences around the world. In 2014 Pullinger was awarded the Anne Green Award at Wordfest, Canada.
Kate is Professor of Creative Writing and Digital Media at Bath Spa University where she is also Co-Director of the Centre for Research in the Cultural and Creative Industries. Read more
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After a number of years of supervising PhD students, Kate has returned to 1-1 mentoring of writers via Gold Dust, the writers’ mentoring service set up by novelist Jill Dawson. Kate is currently mentoring two writers via Gold Dust, and has room in her schedule for one more. To work with Kate, apply via Gold Dust.
Here’s what one of Kate’s previous mentees, Paul Emsley, had to say about his experience of working with Kate:
From idea to outline to draft, Kate has given me confidence in my writing. Incisive in her analysis and insights, and with absolute mastery of the craft, she’s helped me construct character and narrative and shown me how to write with clarity and impact. As Kate’s mentee, I feel I’ve had the extraordinary privilege of seeing my work receive the complete attention of a truly gifted reader and writer.
It’s one thing to be able spot potential in a piece of writing, another thing entirely to show someone how to draw out that potential for themselves. Somehow, in our mentoring sessions, Kate always manages that with humour and with generosity. If you want to enjoy the experience of writing a novel, ask Kate Pullinger to be your mentor.