Heidi Sopinka has worked as a bush cook in the Yukon, a travel writer in Southeast Asia, a helicopter pilot, a magazine editor, and is co-designer at Horses Atelier. She has written for The Paris Review, The Believer, and Lenny Letter. She is widely published as a journalist in Canada, where she won a national magazine award and was The Globe and Mail's environment columnist.
She will be at the library to discuss her debut novel, The Dictionary of Animal Languages, an elegant, restrained yet thrillingly raw evocation of a woman clawing her way to a creative life, inspired by the life of surrealist artist Leonora Carrington.
Heidi's book will be available to purchase from City Books.