nataleeportraitNatalee was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1970.She moved with her family to Ontario in 1981 and lived in Scarborough and Toronto until 2004. In 2004 she moved to Alberta where she lived in Calgary and Canmore for seven years. She married her husband Jeremy at the Calgary Stampede and together they have boy/girl twins. Natalee and her new family returned to Ontario in 2010, living in Peterborough and St. Catharines. She holds a BA in English from the University of Toronto, an MA in English from York University, and a PhD in English from the University of Calgary. Natalee teaches literature and creative writing at Brock University.
Natalee is the author of seven books of poetry and fiction and the co-author of several incarnations of a full-length play titled irobot (based on jason Christie’s work of poetry) with theSwallow-a-Bicycle Theatre Collective. Her most recent novel, In Calamity’s Wake was publihed to international acclaim in Canada and the US in 2013. Her collection of poetry, A More Tender Ocean, was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Her book of short stories, The Heart is its Own Reason, was called “moving…arresting” by The New York Times. Her novel, Mackerel Sky was called ” breathlessly good” by the Washington Post. Natalee’s work has been optioned for film, nominated for a National Magazine Award, the Journey Prize, the Bronwen Wallace Award and the Eden Mills Fiction Award.

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