Emil Sher writes prose and plays for the young and the once-were-young. His first novel, Young Man with Camera, has received numerous awards and honours. Emil is a laureate of the 2014 K.M. Hunter Artist Award in Literature. Emil has written the stage play adaptations of Karen Levine’s Hana’s Suitcase and Ian Brown’s The Boy in the Moon, and the script and lyrics for Roch Carrier’s The Hockey Sweater. He was also the writer for The Book of Ashes, inspired by the true story of an Iraqi librarian who saved tens of thousands of books in the midst of war.