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Jon S. Dellandrea is a Canadian educator and author. He is a senior fellow at Massey College, chair emeritus of the Art Canada Institute, and a Member of the Order of Canada. His articles on fakes and forgeries in Canadian art have appeared in the Literary Review of Canada and Canada’s History.

Andrew Hunter is a writer, freelance curator, artist, and educator based in Hamilton. He has held curatorial positions across Canada, and was previously the Frederik S. Eaton Curator of Canadian Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, where he produced major exhibitions and publications including Every Now Then: Reframing Nationhood, In the Ward: Lawren Harris, and Colville. Hunter taught at the Ontario College of Art and Design University and the University of Waterloo and has lectured internationally on curatorial practice. He is a member of the advisory board for the Institute for the Study of Canadian Slavery at NSCAD.

Joe Dator has been a cartoonist for the New Yorker since 2006 and has also contributed cartoons to MAD Magazine and Esquire. He is a recipient of the National Cartoonists Society’s Silver Reuben Award and has been featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes. Dator has presented humorous lectures on everything from Japanese movie monsters to fictitious comedy albums and is the co-host of the Comedy Film Funnel podcast. He lives in New York City.

Kazim Ali is a poet, editor and prose writer, who was born in the United Kingdom to Muslim parents of Indian, Iranian and Egyptian descent, and raised in Canada and the United States. He is the author of seven poetry collections, two novels, and three works of non-fiction. He teaches at the University of California, San Diego.

Catherine Bush is the author of five novels, including Blaze Island (2020), a Globe & Mail Best Book and Hamilton Reads 2021 pick, and The Rules of Engagement (2000), a national bestseller and New York Times Notable Book. Her books have been shortlisted for the Trillium and City of Toronto Book Awards. Her nonfiction has been published in the New York Times, Brick, Emergence, Noema, and Best Canadian Essays. She teaches Creative Writing at the University of Guelph and lives in Toronto. She can be found online at www.catherinebush.com.

David Bergen is one of Canada’s finest writers. He is the author of 10 novels and two collections of stories, including: The Time in Between, winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize; The Matter with Morris, a Giller Prize finalist; and the bestseller The Age of Hope. He lives in Winnipeg.