About


Joanna Lilley
Joanna Lilley's fifth book and third poetry collection, Endlings, was published by Turnstone Press in 2020 and won the Fred Kerner Book Award. Joanna is also the author of a novel, Worry Stones (Ronsdale Press), which was longlisted for the Caledonia Novel Awardand a short story collection, The Birthday Books (Hagios Press). Joanna's other poetry collections are If There Were Roads (Turnstone Press), and The Fleece Era (Brick Books) which was nominated for the Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry. In 2021, Joanna won the Borealis Prize, the Commissioner of Yukon Award for Literary Contribution. 
She has an MLitt degree in creative writing from the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde and is a Humber School for Writers graduate. Born in the south of England, Joanna lived in Wales and Scotland before moving to Canada and has given reading and workshops as far afield as Alaska and Iceland. She now lives in Whitehorse, Yukon, where she's a founding board member of Yukon Words and is very grateful to reside on the Traditional Territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta'an Kwäch'än Council. 

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    Joanna is working on a novel, a poetry manuscript and a family project with her niece Leonora Lilley.