Lily Gontard is a writer living in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. Her fiction, poetry and non-fiction have appeared in magazines such as Geist, The Puritan Magazine, and Up Here. Her book Beyond Mile Zero (Harbour Publishing, 2017) is a collaboration with photographer Mark Kelly. BMZ explores the vanishing Alaska Highway lodge community and won the 2017 gold Foreword Indies travel writing award, and the 2018 silver IPPY travel essay award-winning non-fiction.
Lily is a regular contributor to the “Endnotes” review section of Geist magazine. Throughout her career in publishing she worked as a self-employed editor and designer, as well as in different roles for several magazines, including the Malahat Review, Geist, and Arcticamag.ca. She was the founding editor of Yukon, North of Ordinary magazine and of the now-defunct circumpolar art and culture magazine Arcticamag.ca.
Lily’s film and TV projects in development include two documentary films, a feature-length screenplay co-written with K. G. Green and two TV series co-written with Tonya Mallet.