Erin Noteboom

Erin Noteboom is a physicist turned poet turned children’s novelist, whose honours include the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, the CBC Literary Award for poetry, and a Governor General’s Award. She has previously published two volumes of poetry, Ghost Maps: Poems for Carl Hruska (2003) and Seal Up the Thunder (2005), as well as a memoir, The Mongoose Diaries: Excerpts from a Mother’s First Year (2007). Her novels for young readers (published under her married name, Erin Bow) are Plain Kate, Sorrow’s Knot, The Scorpion Rules, The Swan Riders, and the middle-grade novel Stand on the Sky, which was winner of the 2020 Governor General’s Award for Young People’s Literature. Erin’s day job is writing about things like black holes and quantum gravity at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario.

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