Picture This: #FestofAuthors18 in the Eyes of Jason Loo

Jason Loo is a Toronto-based artist and comics creator most widely known for this work on The Pitiful Human-Lizard, a superhero comic set in Toronto. The series, which is published through Chapterhouse Comics, was nominated for the 2018 Doug Wright Spotlight Award! As one of our #FestofAuthors18 Delegates, Jason has been translating his Festival experience into a series of comic strips. Take a look below!

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2018 Festival of Authors Profile: Melanie Raabe

You never know when inspiration will strike or when a kernel of an idea will grow into something beyond your wildest dreams. This is especially true for German author Melanie Raabe, who was having dinner with a friend in Cologne when she heard a story about an author who refused to leave their home. Seeing the creative potential in that conceit, Raabe jotted the idea down and soon after began working on the novel that would change her life: Die Falle (The Trap).

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2018 Festival of Authors Profile: Cristina Ali Farah

Cristina Ali Farah has garnered much acclaim throughout her career for her profound and emotionally-resonant explorations of home, family, trauma and reconciliation in the context of immigration and colonialism. No matter what form of writing Farah chooses to experiment with novels, short stories, poetry or plays – she ultimately sees her writing as an important vehicle for communicating and disseminating a certain set of experiences that aren’t readily available for readers to discover and learn about.

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2018 Festival of Authors Profile: Jakub Żulczyk

In Poland, Jakub Żulczyk has become one of the poster children (alongside fellow Festival participants Dorota Maslowska and Jakub Malecki) for an entirely new generation of writers who continue to challenge social and artistic norms through narrative. Inspired by the stories of Bret Easton Ellis and Chuck Palahniuk, there’s a similar bleakness and cynicism at play in Żulczyk’s work that has continued to disturb and captivate readers in equal measure.

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