2017 Participants

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    • Linwood Barclay

      Linwood Barclay is the author of A Tap on the Window.

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    • Ted Barris

      Ted Barris is the author of The Great Escape: A Canadian Story.

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    • Gary Barwin

      Gary Barwin is the author of Yiddish for Pirates.

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    • Gwen Benaway

      Gwen Benaway is of Anishinaabe and Métis descent. She has published two collections of poetry, Ceremonies for the Dead and Passage, and her third collection, What I Want is Not What I Hope For, is forthcoming in 2018. A Two-Spirited [...]

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    • Mark Billingham

      Mark Billingham is the author of Love Like Blood.

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    • Liona Boyd

      Few people’s lives are as romantic and adventurous as Liona Boyd’s has been. She has performed around the world, sold millions of albums and won five Juno awards. Now this internationally renowned musician is releasing her second memoir, No Remedy for Love. Liona [...]

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    • Hugh Brewster

      Hugh Brewster is the author of From Vimy to Victory: Canada’s Fight to Finish in World War I.

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    • Steve Burrows

      Steve Burrows  has pursued his birdwatching hobby on five continents. The first Birder Murder Mystery, A Siege of Bitterns, won the 2015 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. The other books in the series are A Pitying of Doves and A Cast of [...]

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    • Janie Chang

      Janie Chang is the author of Dragon Spring Road.

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    • Catherine Chidgey

      Catherine Chidgey was born in 1970. She has degrees in creative writing, psychology and German literature, and lived for two years in Berlin. Her debut novel, In a Fishbone Church won the South East Asia and Pacific Region Prize in [...]

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    • Devon Code

      Devon Code is the author of Involuntary Bliss.

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    • Kia Corthron

      Kia Corthron is the author of The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter.

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    • Terry Fallis

      Terry Fallis earned an engineering degree from McMaster University. Drawn to politics, he worked for cabinet ministers at Queen’s Park and Ottawa. His first novel, The Best Laid Plans, began as a podcast, then was self-published, won the Stephen Leacock Medal [...]

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    • Rachel Manley

      Rachel Manley is the author of The Black Peacock.

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    • Bianca Marais

      Bianca Marais holds a Certificate in Creative Writing from the University of Toronto’s SCS, and her work has been published in World Enough and Crime. Before turning to writing, she started a corporate training company and volunteered with Cotlands, where she assisted [...]

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    • Andy McGuire

      Andy McGuire is the author of Country Club.

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    • Jean E. Pendziwol

      Jean E. Pendziwol was born in Thunder Bay and spent much of her childhood aboard her family’s sailboat. After working as a freelance writer and photographer, she spent several years raising her three children before publishing her first book for [...]

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    • Sylvain Prudhomme

      Sylvain Prudhomme is the author of The Greats.

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    • Andrew Westoll

      Andrew Westoll

      Andrew Westoll  is an award-winning author, journalist, and teacher. A former biologist and primatologist, his books include The Riverbones, a travel memoir set in the jungles of Suriname, and The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary, which was a national bestseller and [...]

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    • Kathleen Winter

      Kathleen Winter is the author of The Freedom in American Songs and Boundless.

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