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Ottawa author Jennifer Kingsley receives 2015 National Outdoor Book Award

MedalWinJennifer Kingsley, an Ottawa-based naturalist and writer, is the recipient of a National Outdoor Book Award in the category of outdoor literature (non-fiction) for her debut title, Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience, and Renewal in the Arctic Wild, published by Vancouver’s Greystone Books.

The book chronicles Kingsley’s two-month paddling adventure with five friends in Northern Canada.

Ron Watters, chair of the U.S. headquartered National Outdoor Book Awards, said in a press release:

How do six people, dependent upon one another and placed in close quarters day after day get along on such a long journey? That’s where Kingsley’s work really shines. She paints a vivid picture of the give and take, and the concessions each person needs to make to reach the journey’s end.