Winter Words writing Competition

Karen Lee White is Northern Salish, Tuscarora, Chippewa and Scots from Vancouver Island, British

Adopted into the Daklaweidi Wolf Clan of the Interior Tlingit/Tagish, people on whose lands the heart of Bonewalker unfolds, Karen’s first novel, The Silence (2018 Exile Editions), went into a second printing within weeks of release.

In 2018 Karen was commissioned by the Banff for Fables for the 21st Century, and in 2017 she was awarded an Indigenous Art Award for Writing by the Hnatyshyn Foundation.

Her work has appeared in Exile Editions That Damned Beaver anthology, Bawajigaan anthology, EXILE/EQ Magazine, Impact: Colonialism in Canada, and other literary journals.

A playwright, she has been commissioned by theatres in Vancouver and Victoria.