Meet the North and Paddlenorth by Jennifer Kingsley

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Sunset in Greenland. Golden light and a woman in front of the setting sun.

Meet the North takes us beyond headlines dominated by climate change, sovereignty and resource development and into the lives of some of the four million people who call the top of the world their home.

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Paddle North: Adventure resilience and renewal in the arctic wild

NOBA Award

Paddlenorth tells the riveting story of Jennifer Kingsley’s 54-day paddling adventure on the Back River, in the arctic wilderness, as she and her five companions battle raging winds, impenetrable sea ice, and treacherous rapids.

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Adventure, resilience, and renewal in the Arctic wild

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“In the tradition of great exploration literature, Jennifer Kingsley examines both the wilderness she paddles through and the wilderness within. An engrossing story that illuminates the north and the nature of friendship.”—Don Gillmor, author of Mount Pleasant

Jennifer Kingsley is a writer whose background combines science and the arts. She is also a radio producer with over a decade of remote field experience as a guide and naturalist.

Jenny Kingsley is a writer

Greystone Books

Jennifer’s wilderness memoir was published by Greystone Books in fall 2014 with support from the Canada Council for the Arts.

The Banff Centre

She was a writer at The Banff Centre’s Literary Journalism Program in 2010 and a radio producer for the centre in 2013 and 2014.


She is represented by the literary agency Anne McDermid & Associates.

Speaker and educator

Jennifer is also an award-winning environmental educator and public speaker and has given hundreds of presentations.

Radio programming

Jennifer has produced radio stories and documentaries for CBC programs including The Sunday Edition, Living Out Loud and Tapestry, as well as the Australian national broadcaster, ABC.


She has worked in communications for CBC/Radio-Canada, the International Development Research Centre, Status of Women Canada and the Raincoast Conservation Foundation.


She has been a naturalist and guide for 3 of the top 4 adventure cruising companies in the world as named by National Geographic Adventure.

Remote field experience

Jennifer has extensive experience on expeditions and in remote field locations in Nunavut, Greenland, Svalbard, and Iceland, plus B.C.’s temperate rainforest.