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Katrina Onstad

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Femme fatale is a killer look

Culturally and sartorially, the femme fatale is back this fall, her return a reflection of the rise of female power

Sep 06, 2013

Why we don’t want artists like Alice Munro to retire

When a revered artist announces retirement we’re forced to examine why we believe in two related myths: One is that an artist’s output is romantic and unending, and the other is that retirement is a rite of passage available to anyone. Both ideas are false.

Jul 04, 2013

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Katrina Onstad's writing on arts, social issues and culture (high and low) has appeared around the world in publications including Toronto Life, The New York Times, The Guardian and on CBC.ca. An essay in Elle earned her an American National Magazine Award nomination. In Canada, she's an NMA winner in the Arts category, and has been nominated several times, including as Best Columnist.

Katrina's best-selling second novel, Everybody Has Everything, was long-listed for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her essays on parenthood have been anthologized on both sides of the border and her first novel, How Happy to Be, was published to critical acclaim in 2006 by McClelland and Stewart.

Her website is www.katrinaonstad.com.

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