Karen Hofmann grew up in the Okanagan Valleyand is an Associate Professor at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops,British Columbia. A first collection of poetry, WaterStrider, was published by Frontenac House in 2008 and shortlisted forthe Dorothy Livesay Prize. Her first novel, After Alice, waspublished by NeWest Press in 2014, and a second novel, What is Goingto Happen Next, in 2017. Her short fiction has won the OkanaganFiction Contest three times, and “The Burgess Shale” was shortlisted at the2012 CBC Short Fiction Contest. Karen Hofmann is an avid walker, and herwriting explores the landscapes, both rural and urban, of British Columbia aswell as the personalities and social dynamics of the inhabitants.
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