Kristen den Hartog is the author of four novels, Water Wings, The Perpetual Ending, Origin of Haloes, and And Me Among Them, published in the U.S. as The Girl Giant. Her work has been nominated for both the Trillium Award and the Toronto Book Award, and her latest novel won the Alberta Book Publishing Award for Trade Fiction. Her first non-fiction book, The Occupied Garden: A Family Memoir of War-torn Holland, was a Globe and Mail Best Book, written with her sister, Tracy Kasaboski. Their latest collaboration, due out in September 2018, is The Cowkeeper’s Wish: A Genealogical Journey. The book delves into their maternal British roots, beginning in the 1840s, when their 3xgreat grandfather walked from Wales to London with his cows, in search of a better life. A working-class chronicle stitched into history, the tale follows the family line for nearly a century, through poverty, war, and love, and ends with the authors’ grandparents in London, Ontario, in the 1930s. The sisters blog about eclectic offshoots from their genealogical journey at thecowkeeperswish.com.
Den Hartog lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter.