Heather Nolan (they/them) is a novelist, poet, photographer and knitwear designer from Ktaqmkuk/Newfoundland, Canada. They are the author of three books and currently hold a Research and Creation grant from the Canada Council for the Arts for their next book. They have also received support from Arts NL and the City of St. John's.
Their debut poetry collection Land of the Rock: Talamh an Carriag was one of CBC Books' 22 debut Canadian poetry collections to read for National Poetry Month, as well as their 46 Canadian poetry collections to watch for in spring 2022, and one of All Lit Up's National Poetry Month Poetry Muse features.
Their novella This is Agatha Falling was shortlisted for the ReLit Award and longlisted for the BMO Winterset Award.
Their third book is forthcoming from Goose Lane in fall 2023.
Heather's short prose and poetry have been published across Canada, the US, and the UK in places like Riddle Fence, EVENT Magazine, Arc Poetry Magazine, The Antigonish Review, and Soliloquies Anthology. They won the Gregory J. Power Poetry Prize in 2019, and were longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2017.
Heather's knitwear designs, published under the name Oileánach Knits, use making as a tool for connecting with place, heritage, and lost ancestral language.
Heather Nolan was formerly represented by Stephanie Sinclair at CookeMcDermid Agency.