Nina Newington

Nina Newington’s first novel, Where Bones Dance, won the Writers’ Guild of Alberta Georges Bugnet Award for Novel in 2008. Guernica Press is publishing her second novel, Cardinal Divide, in September 2020. She is currently finishing a memoir about living illegally in the US for twenty years.

A former Kennedy scholar with an MA in English Literature from Cambridge, she makes her living designing gardens and building things. She is an active member of Extinction Rebellion in Annapolis County. English by birth, she and her American wife immigrated to Canada in 2006. They raise sheep on unceded Mi’kmaw territory near the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia.


  • Anthologies:
    • Family Gatherings ed. Whitney Scott. Outrider Press, 2003
    • Jo’s Girls ed. Christian McEwen. Beacon Press, 1997
    • Resurgent: New Writings by Women ed. Camille Norton, Lou Robinson. University of Illinois, 1992
    • Naming the Waves: Contemporary Lesbian Poetry ed. Christian McEwen.  Virago, 1988
    • My Story’s On: Ordinary Women/Extraordinary Lives ed. Paula Ross. Common Differences Press, 1985
  • Literary journals: Potomac Review 2004, The American Voice 1995, 1993,Sinister Wisdom 1990, Common       Lives/Lesbian Lives 1990, 1988,Midland Review 1989, Visions 1988, Peregrine 1988,Ikon 1987, 1984, Conditions 1985

 Writers’ Guild of Alberta Georges Bugnet Award for Novel             2008

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