Katherine Govier is an award-winning novelist with a special interest in historical figures who are artists. Her novel, Creation, about John James Audubon in Labrador, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 2003. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, and the Commonwealth, and in translation in Holland, Italy, Turkey, and Slovenia. She is the winner of Canada’s Marian Engel Award for a woman writer in midcareer (1997) and the Toronto Book Award (1992.) She is the author of eight novels and three short story collections and the editor of two collections of travel essays.