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First Name Liisa
Last Name Kovala
Member Since August 19, 2015
Pen Name
Branch Affiliation Member at Large (no branch affiliation)
Website www.liisakovala.com
Blog www.liisakovala.com
Twitter @LiisaKovala
Instagram @liisakovala
Facebook @liisakovalawriter
Bio Liisa Kovala is a Finnish-Canadian teacher and writer living in Sudbury, Ontario with her husband, Michael, and two children, Mia and Kieran.​ Surviving Stutthof, published by Latitude 46, recounts her father’s experiences as a Finnish merchant marine imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp in Poland. It was short-listed for a Northern Lit Award in 2018. Her current writing, for which she received a Literary Creation Project Grant from the Ontario Arts Council, explores the life of a former Lotta Svärd as she navigates a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer's and her fading memories of life during the Winter War. Liisa is a member of the Writers' Union of Canada, the Canadian Authors Association, and secretary of the Sudbury Writers' Guild. Her work explores her Finnish heritage and celebrates the northern landscape she calls home.
Publications Surviving Stutthof: My Father's Memories Behind the Death Gate, Latitude 46 Publishing (2017)
Other Memberships Writers' Union of Canada Sudbury Writers' Guild
Awards Surviving Stutthof: My Father's Memories Behind the Death Gate (Latitude 46, 2017): short-listed for the Northern Lit Award (2018)
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