Sambro resident and playwright Catherine Banks won a Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language Drama for her play Bone Cage. She won a second award in 2012 for It is Solved by Walking. She was born in Middleton and graduated from Acadia University. She has remarked that “. . . it really wasn’t until I saw Michel Tremblay’s Les Belles Soeurs that I understood that I had something to write about . . . Tremblay characters were so grounded in real life that I understood that I had lots to write. I have said many times that the first time I sat down and wrote dialogue I felt I had come home.” Her other plays include Three Storey, Ocean View, Bitter Rose and Miss’n Me. (Photo: Catherine Banks of Halifax, winner of the 2008 award for English-language Drama, received a specially bound copy of her Bone Cage , from Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michäelle Jean, twenty-seventh governor general of Canada. Canada Council for the Arts, with permission from P. Doyle.)