Journal & stories
“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.
“Lake Awake” honoured for its illustrations
Congratulations to illustrator Byron Eggenschwiler, whose art work for my story "Lake Awake" received an Award of Merit from the International Regional Magazine Association.
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.
Building story and adventure with Instagram
Adventures in Instagram! Meet the North and I have been experimenting. Here's what I told the Creative Non-fiction Collective on how to get the story rolling.
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.
Globe and Mail: Sacred Waters
"To truly understand the wonders of Cambodia's Angkor Wat, follow the river that shaped its history" My first journey to Cambodia had some twists and turns. My mission to follow the sacred rivers of Angkor from their source to their mouth became this feature story for the Globe and Mail.
Tips for Travelers: Katherine Breen and Eric McNair-Landry
I'm asking people of the north this question: You meet someone who is traveling to the north for the first time. What advice do you have for them? This time I talked to Katherine Breen and Eric McNair-Landry
Follow the Fish
I'm a Field Correspondent with an Arctic mission, but before I head north I'm looking around home for connections to the higher latitudes. . . By the time I saw Lycodes paamiuti, an obscure fish dragged from the Arctic Ocean, it had been reduced to a droplet of clear liquid at the bottom of a plastic vial. I was at the finish line of a relay that had started far, far away.
Tips for Travelers: Richard van Camp
Four million people live above the Arctic Circle and many more make up the world's northern cultures. For those of us who are travelers, visitors or guests, going north may feel like a trip into the unknown. Perhaps you are wondering how to prepare for life way up there. I asked Richard van Camp.