Katherine Koller lives in Edmonton, Alberta, and writes for stage (theatre, ballet, opera and dance), screen and radio, and for the page (short and longform fiction). Her trilogy of Alberta Landworks plays includes Last Chance Leduc, The Seed Savers and Coal Valley and her collection of plays is Voices of the Land: The Seed Savers and Other Plays. Her six-part web documentary, Sustainable Me, features Edmonton youth changing their world.
Art Lessons, her debut novel, was published by Great Plains in 2016 and was a Finalist for the Robert Kroestch Edmonton Book Prize and the Alberta Readers’ Choice Award. The novel is told in the voice of Cassie from seven to eighteen. As she grows, she discovers the transformative power of visual art in herself and on the lives of others. This novel was a finalist for both the Edmonton Book Prize and the Alberta Readers’ Choice Award.
Winning Chance is a collection of fifteen stories by Katherine Koller about the second chances given us, and why we take them or not. This collection was published in 2019 by Great Plains, and won the Exporting Alberta Award from Canadian Authors Association and a High Plains Book Award.