Kathy Page is the author of six novels, the most recent being Alphabet, shortlisted for the Governor General's Award in 2005, and The Story of My Face, long-listed for the Orange Prize in 2002. Page was born in London, England and she and her family moved to BC in 2001. She has taught writing at universities in the UK, Finland and Estonia and held writer's residencies in a variety of other institutions, including rural schools, a fishing village and a high security men's prison.
"Alphabet is not just highly readable, but one of the strongest, most eloquent, most tightly constructed novels of the year…. Out of material that would have been at home in the blackest of black comedies she has fashioned a fable about redemptive love. She has celebrated, with rare deftness, the resilience of the human heart. "
— Sunday Telepgraph