Katherine Lawrence’s poetic memoir, Black Umbrella, has been called “an extraordinary collection, rich and indelible,” and “raw, honest, and beautiful.” Her five books have attracted several awards along the way: she has twice been awarded the John V. Hicks Long Manuscript Award and the City of Regina Writing Award; her novel-in-verse, Stay, won the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Poetry; she holds Best First Book from the Saskatchewan Book Awards, and has garnered several provincial nominations including Book of the Year for Never Mind.
Katherine holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Saskatchewan and is a former writer-in-residence at Saskatoon Public Library. Her work has been published in literary journals across the country. She hikes, swims, paddles a canoe, loves black linen trousers paired with a tailored white shirt but spends most of her time in jeans and a sweater at her messy desk.
Katherine is originally from Hamilton and has lived in Saskatchewan for almost forty years. She lives with her husband in Saskatoon. Together they launched two fabulous daughters.