Keir Lowther

Keir Lowther is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers, and was awarded an apprenticeship by the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia where he worked closely with mentor (and now friend) William Kowalski.

Keir has received various awards for his short stories, including from the Maritime Writing Competition, the Atlantic Writing Competition and the Island Literary Awards. Keir`s short story, Dirty Bird, was shortlisted for the CBC Literary Awards (2007).  That story became the foundation for a novel of the same name which recently won the Margaret and John Savage First Novel Award at the Atlantic Book Awards, and was nominated for the 2013 Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize.

Keir’s stories have also been published in The Coast and Einstein`s Tongue. He lives with his family in Prince Edward Island, and is  working on a new genre novel.

More information about Keir Lowther can be found on his website:



Dirty BirdDirty Bird
A debut novel from a fresh and unique literary voice.
(Tightrope Books, Fall 2012)Shortlist, 2013 Relit Award
Shortlist, 2013 Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award
Winner,  Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, 2013