Always Brave, Sometimes Kind
Warm and Gritty, Well-Defined and Utterly Complicated.
Winner of the 2021 Indie Project Award for Alberta.
Winner of the 2021 Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction.
Shortlisted for the 2021 ReLit Award for Novel.
Author, Instructor, Manuscript Consultant
Katie Bickell is the author of Always Brave, Sometimes Kind.
Always Brave, Sometimes Kind earned the 2021 Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction, and was shortlisted for the 2021 ReLit Award for Novel. Earlier versions of the novel’s chapters received the Alberta Literary Award’s Howard O’Hagan for Short Story, The Writer’s Guild of Alberta’s Emerging Writer Award, and The Alberta Views Fiction Prize.
Katie lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta, with her husband and daughters, where she is currently penning her second novel, Alskling. Katie frequently teaches creative writing courses and offers manuscript consultation to emerging writers.
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