Katherine is the founder of The Shoe Project and Board Member Emerita. She has published ten novels published in seven countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Spain, and France. Her novel, Creation, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. A winner of the Marian Engel Award for Women Writers, and the City of Toronto Book Award, she has been President of PEN Canada and Chair of the Writers Trust. Before founding TSP she was a co-founder of the national schools program Writers in Electronic Residence.