Keir Lowther is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers, and was awarded an apprenticeship by the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia.
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 won the 2013 Margaret and John Savage First Novel Award at the Atlantic Book Awards, was shortlisted for a Relit Award, a PEI Book Award for Fiction and the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize.
Keir lives with his wife, daughter, son and dog in Prince Edward Island.