Catherine Bush

Catherine Bush is the author of five novels, including the climate-themed Blaze Island (2020), a Globe & Mail Best Book and Hamilton Reads 2021 pick, and The Rules of Engagement (2000), a New York Times Notable Book and a Globe & Mail andL.A. Times Best Book of the Year. Her books have been shortlisted for the Trillium and City of Toronto Book Awards in Canada. She was a 2019 Fiction Meets Science Fellow at the HWK in Germany and has written and spoken internationally about responding to the climate crisis through fiction. Her environmental essays have appeared in such publications as Emergence, Noema, and Canadian Notes and Queries. She is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Guelph, an Affiliate Faculty Member of the Guelph Institute for Environmental Research, lives in Toronto and in an old schoolhouse in Eastern Ontario, and can be found online at

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