Categories: 2010-2019, Atlantic Literature, BIPOC Authors, Black Authors, Canadian Identity, Canadian Literature, Emerging Authors, Identity, Indigenous Authors, LGBTQ+ Authors, Metaphor, Northern Literature, Poetry, Prose Fiction, Queer Authors, Western Literature, Women Authors
Write Across Canada
An Anthology of Emerging Writers
The stories and poems gathered in Write Across Canada showcase a mere sampling of emerging writers working in Canada today. Selected by their mentors working in creative writing programs from British Columbia to Newfoundland, these are fresh voices well on their way to becoming seasoned artists.
Joseph 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. His latest novel, The Afterlife of Stars, has been described by Miriam Toews as his "masterpiece" and was named a notable book by the NY Times Book Review. Kertes is the 2017 recipient of the Harbourfront Festival Prize.
Geoffrey Taylor is the former Artistic Director of the Toronto International Festival of Authors.