Kath Jonathan is a writer and teacher, happy to be living in Toronto. Her debut novel, The Resistance Painter, will be published by Simon and Schuster, Canada, in the spring of 2024. Her short stories have been longlisted for The Puritan’s Thomas Morton Memorial Prize, awarded Honourable Mention in the Penguin Random House Student Award for fiction, and published in a Penguin Random House chapbook. An excerpt from her novel was a finalist for the Marina Nemat Award. Her poetry has been published in online literary magazines and she’s been a featured reader at the Art Bar, Toronto’s oldest poetry reading series. A selection of her poetry was also finalist for the Janice Colbert Poetry Prize. Kath holds a certificate in creative writing from The University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies and an M.A. in English literature from the University of Toronto.