Bio

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, will be published by University of Alberta Press in September 2017.

Myrl lives in Edmonton, Alberta. When not writing, she can often be seen walking in Edmonton’s beautiful river valley.