Katalin’s Biography:


Katalin (András) Kennedy escaped from Hungary with her parents on Christmas Eve 1956. She married Duncan Scott Kennedy in 1972 and graduated from Carleton University. In the latter part of her career, she managed major national projects across Canada, with Health Canada’s Family Violence Prevention Program. Upon her retirement she and the Rev. D.S. Kennedy moved to Cornwall, Ontario. Kennedy realized that writing was her passion. Seaway News published her monthly column “Kindness” for a decade. After the love of her life passed away, she continued to challenge her craft. She wrote her first novel, The Women Gather, accepted for publication in 2012. It is now in second edition. It was followed by Reconnecting in 2015, Echoes of Footsteps in 2016 and the most recent Crossing the Threshold in 2019 – all published by Baico Publishing, Ottawa, and available from Chapters, Baico – and the author.

She continues her involvement in various organizations: Canadian Federation of University Women, the Cornwall Regional Writers’ Society, the Probus Club of Cornwall and Area and Encore Seniors’ Education Program

Kennedy has been the recipient of the 2016 Seekers Choice Award for Literary Artist and was one of the 2018 inductees into the Cornwall Arts Hall of Fame for Literature.

Contact Katalin Kennedy at: kkennedy4@cogeco.ca