Authors & Headliners
Karen Solie was born in Moose Jaw and grew up in southwest Saskatchewan. Her first collection of poems, Short Haul Engine, won the Dorothy Livesay Award and was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award and the Griffin Prize. Her second, Modern and Normal, was shortlisted for a Trillium Award. Her most recent, Pigeon, won the Pat Lowther Award, the Trillium Award, and the Griffin Prize.
She has been on faculty for the Banff Centre for the Arts and the Sage Hill Writing Experience, served as writer-in-residence for the University of Alberta and University of New Brunswick, and taught creative writing at York University and University of British Columbia. She lives in Toronto.