Transatlantic congratulates Jennifer Farquhar on winning the 2019 Northern Lit Award for her debut novel WATERMARK (Latitude 46 Publishing).

Returning to her childhood home on Mikinaak Island after a twenty year absence, Mina McInnis unravels the incidents that caused her family’s disintegration. She is determined to uncover the truth about the tragedy from her past, and the presence that dwells in the cold, dark waters of Lake Huron.

From the award panelists: “This story was captivating, intriguing and very relatable with regards to life in northern Ontario. The characters were exceptionally fascinating and the story was well-developed and a true journey through the human condition. Although we loved the ending, we didn’t want the book to end!” 

Jennifer is originally from Manitoulin Island and now lives in Kitchener, Ontario where she is an elementary school teacher and mother of three young children. Her short stories have won awards in the Manitoulin Expositor and the Toronto Star

The Northern Lit Awards, through the Ontario Library Service – North, recognize the outstanding contribution Northern Ontario authors make to Northern culture. Past winners include Joseph Boyden, Amy Jones, Claire Cameron, and Waubgeshig Ric.