Grace O'Connell. Photo Credit: Dani Coutoure

Grace O’Connell is the author of the novels Be Ready for the Lightning and Magnified World, a national bestseller. She is a past winner of the Canadian Authors Association Emerging Writer Award, holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph and her fiction has appeared in various publications including The Globe and Mail, The Journey Prize Stories and The Walrus. She teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto and works as a freelance writer and editor.


Events Grace O’Connell was involved in

  • In Conversation: Madeline Miller

    Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 4:00 PM

    The New York Times bestselling author Madeline Miller discusses Circe, one of the most daring and highly anticipated books of 2018.


  • In Conversation: Christopher Dewdney

    Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 12:00 PM

    Christopher Dewdney takes readers on a fact-filled journey into the dark corners of weather and climate with his non-science fiction book, Eighteen Miles.


  • In Conversation: Ross King

    Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 2:00 PM

    Ross King, winner of the 2017 RBC Taylor Prize for Non-Fiction, will present his newest book, Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies in an interview with Caroline Shields.


  • IFOA Weekly presents 'What's Life Got To Do With It?'

    Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 7:30 PM

    A diverse panel of novelists and poets discuss how the world today affects their writing.


  • IFOA Thunder Bay

    Monday, October 30, 2017 - 7:00 PM

    IFOA Thunder Bay welcomes authors Gary Barwin, Terry Fallis, Grace O'Connell and Jean E. Pendziwol.