Boundless

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As the passengers prepare for journey's end, there is an unscheduled stop.

Teresa Gallagher reads Kathleen Winter's story of her journey as the Writer-in-Residence on a boat travelling through the Northwest Passage, and how the voyage became as much an exploration of her own roots as a venture into the arctic ice fields.

Episode 5: As the passengers prepare for journey's end, there is an unscheduled stop.

Kathleen Winter was born in Bill Quay, near Gateshead. When she was still young, the family emigrated to Newfoundland. Winter, who now lives in Montreal, was a TV scriptwriter and a newspaper columnist before turning her hand to short stories. Her first collection of stories - 'boYs' - was published in 2007 and her first novel 'Annabel' came out three years later.

'Annabel' was shortlisted for the three main Canadian literary prizes in 2010 - the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers' Writers' Trust Prize and the Governor General's Award. This year, Boundless was shortlisted for the RBC Taylor Award for non-fiction.

Abridged by Pete Nichols

Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.