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    • Reid, Iain

      Reid, Iain

      IAIN REID is the author of two critically acclaimed, award-winning books of nonfiction. A recipient of the prestigious RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award, Reid has written for a variety of publications throughout North America, including The New Yorker. Read More

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      Bala, Sharon

      SHARON BALA lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland. She is a member of The Port Authority writing group. The Boat People is her first novel and was a finalist for Canada Reads 2018 and the 2018 Amazon Canada First Novel Award. Her short story “Butter Tea at Starbucks” won the 2017 Journey Prize. Read More

    • Billy Ray Belcourt

      Belcourt, Billy-Ray

      BILLY-RAY BELCOURT is from the Driftpile Cree Nation. He is a PhD student in the Dept. of English & Film Studies at the University of Alberta. His debut book, This Wound is a World (Frontenac House 2017), was the winner of the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize. Read More

    • Dustin Bentall

      Bentall, Dustin

      DUSTIN BENTALL is what you call a rustic troubadour, a counter-culture cowboy, and a purveyor in the finest of cosmic Canadiana. For years, Dustin has honed his rebel songwriting craft in every dive bar, club, and honky tonk across Canada. Read More

    • Amy Black

      Black, Amy

      AMY BLACK is the Publisher of Doubleday Canada and Bond Street Books, imprints at Penguin Random House Canada. Read More

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      Bidini, Dave

      Musician, author, and filmmaker DAVE BIDINI is one of the founding members of Canadian rock group the Rheostatics and currently performs with Bidiniband. He is the only Canadian to have been nominated for a Genie, Gemini, Juno, as well as CBC’s “Canada Reads. Read More

    • Peter Carey

      Carey, Peter

      PETER CAREY is the author of thirteen previous novels, including Oscar and Lucinda, True History of the Kelly Gang and Amnesia. In addition to the Booker Prize, his honours include the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Read More

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      Cassaday, Kate

      KATE CASSADAY is an Executive Editor at HarperCollins Canada. Read More

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      Chong, Kevin

      KEVIN CHONG is the author of six books, including the memoir My Year of the Racehorse and the novels Beauty Plus Pity and Baroque-a-Nova. Read More

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      Crozier, Lorna

      We regret to announce that Lorna Crozier is unable to attend the festival.
      LORNA CROZIER is the author of 17 books of poetry, the most recent What the Soul Doesn’t Want and God of Shadows. Read More