Nina Newington is an award winning author and gardener. British by birth, she lived in Hong Kong, Germany, Israel, England, Nigeria and the US before immigrating to Canada. She and her wife live in a ramshackle farmhouse on the North Mountain of Nova Scotia on the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaw people. Her new novel, Cardinal Divide, is due out in September 2020 from Guernica Editions.
A friend nominated me as a ‘climate hero’ for an Earth day episode of a radio show I listen to every week on CBC, Laura Lynch’s “What on Earth”. My bit starts at 38:42 but really, listen to the whole show. It’s pretty inspiring. My favorite is the interview with Justice Morningstar. https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-429-what-on-earth/clip/15978498-not-climate-heroes-wear-capes.
Email from a reader, December 2022
I got Molly’s permission to post this email. It made my day. From: Molly Young Subject: Cardinal Divide Hello – I just want to tell you how much I loved Cardinal Divide. Such a beautiful story and so well written, not over the top, simple style and dialogue. The characters who worked at Dreamcatcher and …
Last Hope Camp, December 2021 – June 2022
Starting in December 2021, I spent a little over 6 months camped out by the side of a logging road in Annapolis County with an assortment of other forest protectors. It turned out to be an epic winter, snow wise. We spelled each other as best we could. It played havoc with my writing schedule …
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My first novel:
Through stunning, magnetic, precise prose, Newington paints the portrait of a world both gorgeous and terrifying; we are taken into the consciousness of the daughter of a British diplomat during the Nigerian Civil War, a child trying to puzzle through the mysteries of family, culture, gender, and place. There are no conclusions here; the world reveals itself in its bafflement, its losses and betrayals, counterbalanced by moments of beauty that assuage, delight, and fascinate. This is a beautiful book! — Carol Potter, poet, Antioch University
Where Bones Dance TLS review 2007