Lifetime Award for Excellence in the Arts, 1999

Lifetime Award for Excellence in the Arts, 1999 - Caroline Heath

Caroline Heath is recognized for her work as a critic, editor, book publisher and writer. She was Editor of Grain magazine from 1973 to 1979. She worked to provide a forum for, and the exposure of writers from the Canadian Prairies. She assisted emerging writers through her critical assessments of their work, and presented writing workshops in small communities. In 1983, she started a book publishing company, Fifth House, which she continued to operate until 1988. A book of her selected poems, Why Couldn't You See Blue?, was published posthumously in 1994.