Kertes, Joseph

Joseph Kertes

Joseph Kertes was born in Hungary, but escaped with his family to Canada after the revolution of 1956. Kertes founded Humber College’s creative writing and comedy programs. He was until recently Humber’s Dean of Creative and Performing Arts and is a recipient of numerous awards for teaching and innovation. His first novel, Winter Tulips, won the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. Boardwalk, his second novel, and two children’s books, The Gift and The Red Corduroy Shirt, met with critical acclaim. His novel, Gratitude, won a Canadian National Jewish Book Award and the U.S. National Jewish Book Award for Fiction.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday October 21, 2017

    • Kobzar @ IFOA

      Cost: $18/$15 for IFOA Supporters, Free for students and youth

      Join the finalists the Kobzar Literary Award finalists as they read from their nominated works.

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  • Friday October 27, 2017

    • Looking Back: History in Fiction

      Cost: $18/$15 for IFOA Supporters, Free for students and youth

      From 1928 Tour de France to Prohibition-Era Detroit in 1927, and from 1874 Launceston to 1921 Palestine, authors David Coventry, Alison Pick, Emily Schultz and Rohan Wilson discuss how time and place inspire and inform their fiction.

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  • Saturday October 28, 2017

    • Held in Suspense

      Cost: $18/$15 for IFOA Supporters, Free for students and youth

      K.J Howe, Grace O’Connell and Andrew Pyper discuss the psychology of suspense with Joseph Kertes.

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