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 Director of the Centre for Research in the Cultural and Creative Industries. She is currently the academic lead on Amplified Publishing, looking at the future of publishing.Read more
Part of the AHRC’s Being Human festival, hosted by Palgrave MacMillan:
The enduring power of storytelling is undeniable and the printed book has proved resilient, even in the face of digitisation and the global pandemic. So what does the future have in store for reading, storytelling and the ‘text’ in a world where visual media is increasingly dominant? How does this influence our understanding and construction of the past? How are the ways we read and experience texts changing? Come along to this discussion to hear our panellists explore these and other questions.
Join Dr Shafquat Towheed (the Open University), Professor Kate Pullinger (Bath Spa University) and Professor Roger Sabin (Central St Martins, University of the Arts London), with a video essay from Jason Steinhauer, (Wilson Center, USA) for this discussion about the past, present and future of our cultural heritage and production.
This is an in-person event! A Q&A and drinks reception will follow. Book tickets here.
This event is part of Palgrave Macmillan’s ‘Campaign for the Humanities’.
In May 2021, Kate was awarded the Marjorie C. Luesebrink Career Achievement Award by the Electronic Literature Organisation (ELO). This award recognises Kate’s work in bridging the worlds of print and digital across multiple forms of expression. According to the judges:
Kate Pullinger’s fictional explorations of digital media for expressive purposes challenges the rhetoric of transparency in favor of a storytelling practice that brings together enjoyment and reflection. Her continued combination of poetic imagination and digital media education has achieved a broad public engagement with the constraints and affordances of electronic literature.
Read the full article here.
The ELO is a pioneering organisation that has been at the forefront of scholarly and practice-based research in the field of elit for more than two decades. Kate is honoured that the ELO has seen fit to recognise her work in this manner.