Karin Wells

Karin Wells is an author, journalist, and lawyer. She is also a sometime actress and worked – briefly – in a pea canning factory. Her recent book “The Abortion Caravan: When Women Shut Down Government in the Battle for the Right to Choose” (Second Story Press, 2020) is the winner of the OHS (Ontario Historical Society) Alison Prentice Award and was short listed for the 2021 Shaughnessy Cohen prize, Canada’s premier award for political writing. She has been recognized as one of this country’s leading radio journalists. A three time winner of the Canadian Association of Journalists’ Award for investigative journalism, she regularly won international awards and was twice recognized by the United Nations. Karin lives in Port Hope with her little dog Mimi. She is currently working on a new book for Second Story Press: More than a Footnote: How Ten Women Reshaped Their World, due out in Fall of 2022.

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