Ketsia Lessard

Ketsia Lessard was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1983 and graduated from the University of Quebec with a creative writing degree. Still living in Montreal today, she has travelled throughout Canada and done extensive research to help her understand the Canadian identity and the symbols that best define it.

Although French is her first language, Lessard deftly writes in English to bring her characters and the Northern setting she favours to life. She has long had an interest in Inuit culture and has spent years exploring their history and the RCMP’s work in the Arctic. Ketsia Lessard is also a painter and a church musician.