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Jenny Higgins

Jenny Higgins is a writer and researcher living in Flatrock, Newfoundland and Labrador. Her work has been published in newspapers and magazines, on Memorial University’s Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Website, and broadcast on CBC Radio and Television. She has also written for the Maritime History Archive and the provincial Department of Education. In 2014, she released her first book, called Perished: The 1914 Newfoundland Sealing Disaster. It won the Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing. Her second book, Newfoundland in the First World War, won the 2017 Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award for Non-fiction. Jenny is currently writing a series of short documentaries for the Heritage Website; watch them here.