Kim Echlin

We are stories, beginning, middle and end. Language is truth’s home. Beautiful language shapes the world, tells unadmitted truths, teaches, and delights. That’s good writing.

~Kim Echlin​

About Kim

Kim Echlin is an award-winning Canadian novelist, translator, editor, and teacher. She lives in Toronto and has lived and worked in Paris, the Marshall Islands and China. For her research, writing and translation, she has visited Europe, Zimbabwe, Malawi, South Africa, Cambodia, Honduras, Pakistan, Bosnia, Egypt, Japan, Korea, and Iceland.

Her early novels, Elephant Winter and Dagmar’s Daughter, are explorations of women’s creativity and language. Her novel The Disappeared was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, won the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, and has been translated into 20 languages. Under the Visible Life was declared “nothing short of a masterpiece” by Quill & Quire. Speak, Silence was nominated for the 2022 Evergreen Award and won the 2021 Toronto Book Award.