Audrey Whitson’s novel, The Death of Annie the Water Witcher by Lightning, was a finalist for the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize in 2020. Whitson’s collection of coming-of-age stories, The Glorious Mysteries, was longlisted for the 2014 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her first book, Teaching Places, a memoir about how the land teaches, was shortlisted for three awards in 2004, including the Grant MacEwan Authors Award. Her poetry, stories, and essays have been published in many magazines and anthologies. Audrey is the 2023 MacEwan Writer in Residence. She is currently working on a new collection of short stories, a collection of personal essays, and a play about sexual exploitation.
Audrey lives in amiskwacîwâskahikan (also known as Edmonton), in Treaty 6 territory.