Martin Edwards has published four novels set in the 1930s and featuring Rachel Savernake, as well as series based in the Lake District and Liverpool. He has won many awards for his fiction and non-fiction, including the CWA Diamond Dagger, the highest honour in UK crime writing, an Edgar, an Agatha and two Macavitys. He […]
Jonathan Whitelaw is a writer, award-winning journalist and broadcaster. After working on the frontline of Scottish politics, he moved into journalism, covering everything from sports to music to radioactive waste – and everything in between. He’s also a regular reviewer, panellist and commentator. Find him on twitter @JDWhitelaw13.
Jasmine Sealy is a Barbadian-Canadian writer based in Vancouver, BC. Her work has been published in The New Quarterly, Adda Stories, Cosmonauts Avenue, GEIST, Room Magazine and Prairie Fire. She is a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing from UBC and is the former Prose Editor at PRISM international. Her short fiction has […]
Dr. Brian Goldman is an ER doctor and a bestselling author and has hosted the CBC Radio show and podcast, White Coat, Black Art for over a decade. He is also the host of a new CBC podcast about personal health, The Dose, and is a sought-after speaker. He lives in Toronto with his family.
Heather O’Neill is a novelist, short-story writer and essayist. Her most recent bestselling novel, The Lonely Hearts Hotel, won the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction and CBC’s Canada Reads. Her previous work, which includes Lullabies for Little Criminals, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night and […]
Patrik Svensson is an arts and culture journalist at Sydsvenskan newspaper. He lives with his family in Malmö, Sweden. The Gospel of Eels is his first book. Patrik Svensson’s Festival appearance is generously supported by the Swedish Arts Council. Patrik Svensson appears as part of Nordic Bridges 2022.
Alan Cumming is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Not My Father’s Son and an award-winning actor, singer, writer, producer and director. He recently starred in an acclaimed one-man staging of Macbeth on Broadway, and appears on the Emmy Award-winning television show The Good Wife. He won a Tony Award for his […]
Patrick Ness is the author of ten previous novels and a short story collection. He won the Carnegie Medal, the highest award for children’s books in the UK, twice in a row for Monsters of Men and the #1 New York Times bestselling novel A Monster Calls, which was also released as a motion picture with a screenplay by Patrick himself. Born […]
Zoe Whittall is the author of three novels and three volumes of poetry. Her third novel, The Best Kind of People, was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and is being adapted as a limited series by director Sarah Polley. Her second novel, Holding Still for as Long as Possible, won a Lambda Award for […]
Kevin Sylvester is an award-winning writer, illustrator, reporter, radio sports host, producer and documentary maker. He writes and illustrates everything from picture books to murder mysteries, science fiction to books on sports and financial literacy. His books include the bestselling Mucus Mayhem in the The Almost Epic Squad series, the MiNRS and Neil Flambé series, […]
Richard Ford is the author of The Sportswriter; Independence Day, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award; The Lay of the Land; and the New York Times bestseller Canada. His short story collections include the bestseller Let Me Be Frank With You, Sorry for Your Trouble, Rock Springs and A Multitude of Sins, […]