Brian Francis headshot. Photo credit Samuel Engelking.

Brian Francis is the author of two previous novels. His most recent, Natural Order, was selected by the Toronto Star, Kobo, and Georgia Straight as a Best Book of the Year. His first novel, Fruit, was a Canada Reads finalist and was selected as a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers title. He lives in Toronto.

Events Brian Francis was involved in

  • Toronto Lit Up: Break in Case of Emergency

    Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 6:00 PM

    Brian Francis is releasing his novel, Break in Case of Emergency, and will be celebrating its publication with a Toronto Lit Up book launch! Join HarperCollins Canada and the Toronto International Festival of Authors for this exciting event.


  • Improving Your Writing

    Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 13:00-16:00

    Your writing is good, but how do you make it great? In this intensive workshop, bestselling novelist Brian Francis and Simon & Schuster Editorial Director Nita Pronovost give you the insider tips and tools to take your fiction writing to the next level. The workshop will cover: Beats in fiction Characterization and exposition Finding your voice Avoiding unintentional repetition [...]


  • Around the World

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 6:00 PM

    For an hour and a half you will be transported to three continents and nine countries with readings by our visiting international authors.