Journal & stories
South to the South Pacific
The title says it all! This June, a new chapter of my cultural storytelling begins in French Polynesia (insert endless exclamation...
Canada Council: thank you!
For the last year, I've been supported by the Canada Council to work on my next book, which will be based on my latest project, Meet the North. Read a description of the new work here.
BBC Travel: Iceland and Nunavut
Photographer Eric Guth and I have been working with the BBC to showcase some of the stories from Meet the North and our travels. We're happy to present these features from BBC Travel.
“Beyond the Honeybee” wins magazine award
My story "Beyond the Honeybee," which was published in Cottage Life magazine, won an award at the International Regional Magazine Awards.
National Geographic Exclusive Video: Polar Bear Cannibalizes Cub
Our polar bear video is now out on National Geographic. Rare footage of a male chasing, killing, and eating a cub. It's life in the Arctic, as Wade Davis says here, but viewer discretion is advised.
Boreal River: How soft skills can prevent hard problems
Boreal River is a great resource for guides. This column is about the soft skills I believe are so important to develop: Five Ways to Improve Group Safety.
The Banff Centre: Writer’s Range
Listen to the Writer's Range Podcast: On this episode, Mojo talks to writer and naturalist Jennifer Kingsley about the experiences that inspired her book, Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience and Renewal in the Arctic Wild, which won the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award for non-fiction.
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society
On November 18th, 2015, I became a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. It's a vibrant and growing community, and I'm pleased to be a part of it.
Paddlenorth wins National Outdoor Book Award
Greystone Books is thrilled to announce that Jennifer Kingsley has been awarded the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award (NOBA) for Outdoor Literature in Non-Fiction for her first book, Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience, and Renewal in the Arctic Wild.
The Banff Centre: Grizzly Bear Babysitter
When I was at The Banff Centre last year for the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, the filmmakers there asked me to tell them a story. Bears came to mind, Grizzly Bear Babysitting, in fact. Click through to see their incredible animation.
CBC Books: On Canada Writes
"Before the jury decides on a shortlist and winner for each cycle of CBC Literary Prizes, all of the entries received in each category are carefully winnowed down to a longlist by a team of readers who themselves are published Canadian authors. Jennifer Kingsley was a reader for the 2015 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize. In her own words, she tells us how the experience reshaped her map of Canada."
Meet the North goes live!
My latest project, Meet the North, is up and running, and I'm running with it. In the past two months, I've reported from Svalbard, Jan Mayen, Iceland and Nunavut. I leave for Greenland very soon and will be back to Iceland in September.