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Memorable Manitobans: Kristine Kristofferson (1914-1997)

Author.

Born in Gimli, she attended Gimli Public School and Winnipeg Normal School. She taught in Gimli from 1938 to 1947, retired from teaching to raise a family, and returned to teaching in 1962. Her novel Tanya was written “between the ironing board and the kitchen stove.” Set in the Interlake region of Manitoba, it was submitted for the Ryerson fiction contest. Although it did not win, Ryerson encouraged her to revise it for publication and it appeared in 1951. She continued to write and to translate, but the promised second novel, “Jorunn,” was never published.

Her papers are at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 12 March 2011

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