Grad named Governor General's Award finalist

Ts’msyen writer Kim Spencer, a 2020 graduate of The Writer’s Studio, is on a roll.

Her debut book, Weird Rules to Follow, was shortlisted for the 2023 Governor General's Literary Award in the young people's literature category. The book also swept the 2023 Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards, winning the top prize: the $50,000 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. 

Not bad for an alternate-school dropout, Kim laughs. Read about her journey to becoming a successful full-time writer in this SFU News story.