Myrl Coulter is a Canadian writer, born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She has been a writer since her high school years. Since then, she’s also been a grocery store cashier, a bank clerk, an x-ray technician, a stay-at-home mom, a sales representative, a small business owner, a marketing consultant, and a stills photographer in the Alberta film industry. After those adventures, Myrl returned to studies and earned a PhD in English at the University of Alberta, where she taught for eight years. In 2009, Myrl stepped away from teaching to become a full-time writer.
Myrl’s first book, The House with the Broken Two: A Birthmother Remembers (Anvil Press, 2011) won the First Book Competition (creative non-fiction category) sponsored by The Writers’ Studio at Simon Fraser University and the Canadian Authors Association Exporting Alberta Award for 2012.
Myrl’s second book, A Year of Days (U of Alberta Press, 2015), was an IPPY (Independent Publisher Book Award) bronze medallist for 2016 and a Foreword Review 2016 INDIEFAB finalist in the Essays category.
Myrl’s third book, The Left-Handed Dinner Party and Other Stories, also published by U of Alberta Press, was released in September 2017.
Currently working on a novel, a collection of poetry, and a sequel to The Left-Handed Dinner Party, Myrl spends almost as much time reading as she does writing these days.