Katherine Ashenburg

Katherine Ashenburg

Katherine Ashenburg is the prize-winning author of two novels, four non-fiction books and hundreds of articles on subjects that range from travel to mourning customs to architecture. She describes herself as a lapsed Dickensian and as someone who has had a different career every decade. Her work life began with a Ph.D. dissertation about Dickens and Christmas, but she quickly left the academic world for successive careers at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a radio producer; at the Toronto newspaper The Globe and Mail as the arts and books editor; and most recently as a full-time writer.

Books by Katherine Ashenburg

Her Turn
Sofie and Cecilia
The Dirt on Clean
The Mourner's Dance
Going to Town

Big news this summer!

Katherine’s big news is the publication this summer of her second novel, Her Turn. HarperCollins is publishing it in the ...
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Knopf Canada and Type Books celebrate the launch of Her Turn

Katherine Ashenburg joins Judith Pereira from the Globe and Mail in conversation about Her Turn, on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, ...
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Belle on Wheels: Discovering a Love for Biking on a Spin Through Denmark

By Katherine Ashenburg. Reprinted from Zoomer. Until last spring, I hadn’t been on a bicycle for 34 years. So, when ...
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