Featured Authors

Helen Humphreys

Helen Humphreys is the award-winning author of four books of poetry, seven novels, and three works of creative non-fiction, including the bestselling The River and The Frozen Times. She has won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the City of Toronto Book Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Harbourfront Festival Prize. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.

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The River

Arjun Basu

Arjun Basu is a writer and editor. In 2008, he published Squishy, a collection of short stories that was shortlisted for the ReLit Prize. His stories have been published in many literary journals, including Matrix and Joyland. Arjun lives in Montreal with his wife, son, and dog. The Scotiabank Giller Prize–longlisted Waiting for the Man is his first novel.

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Waiting for the Man

Marilyn Dumont

Marilyn Dumont’s poetry has won provincial and national awards. She has been the writer-in-residence at five Canadian universities and the Edmonton Public Library as well as an advisor in the Aboriginal Emerging Writers Program at the Banff Centre. She teaches sessional creative writing for Athabasca University and Native studies and English for the University of Alberta. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

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The Pemmican Eaters

Val James

Val James became the first African American player in the NHL when he took to the ice with the Buffalo Sabres in 1982, and in 1987 he became the first black player of any nationality to skate for the Toronto Maple Leafs. After nearly 20 years playing junior and professional hockey, Val settled in Ontario with his wife, Ina. 

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Black Ice

Lindsay Gibb

Lindsay Gibb is a librarian and journalist with a specific interest in zines, film, and comics. She co-programs the Toronto Comic Arts Festival’s Librarian and Educator Day and her writing has appeared in Shameless, This Magazine, and Playback. She was the editor of Broken Pencil magazine and co-founded Spacing magazine. Lindsay lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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National Treasure

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