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Johanna Skibsrud


Johanna Skibsrud’s first book of poetry, Late Nights With Wild Cowboys, was published in 2008 and shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award for the best first book of poetry by a Canadian poet. A second book of poetry, I Do Not Think That I Could Love a Human Being, was published in April, 2010 and was short-listed for the 2011 Atlantic Poetry Prize.

Her debut novel, The Sentimentalists, was awarded the 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize, making her the youngest writer to ever win Canada’s most prestigious literary prize. In September 2011, Hamish Hamilton Canada published her first collection of short stories, This Will Be Difficult to Explain and Other Stories.

Johanna currently lives in Tucson, Arizona and is working on a second novel.



Nova Scotia