Photo: Joanne Ratajczak
Kate Harris is a writer with a knack for getting lost. Her debut memoir, Lands of Lost Borders, about cycling the Silk Road, was a number one national bestseller in Canada and the winner of the RBC Taylor Prize, the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, and the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction, among others. The book has been translated into several languages. Harris has degrees in science from MIT and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and in the history of science from Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. She lives off-grid in a log cabin in northernmost British Columbia.