Bookfest 2020 Authors

Caldwell, Claire

Claire Caldwell is a writer, a children’s book editor at Annick Press, and a kids’ writing workshop facilitator. Her…

Dunnion, Kristyn

Kristyn Dunnion is a Canadian writer who grew up in Essex County. She has published six fiction books,…

Farkas, Endre

Endre Farkas was born in Hungary and is a child of Holocaust survivors. He and his parents escaped…

GoldenEagle, Carol Rose

Carol Rose GoldenEagle is Cree and Dene with roots in Sandy Bay, northern Saskatchewan. She is an award-winning…

Goodings, Lennie

Lennie Goodings is Chair of the UK publishing house Virago Press. Her authors include, amongst many others, Margaret…

Heighton, Steven

STEVEN HEIGHTON’s most recent books have received the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. He is also the…

Homa, Ava

Ava Homa is a writer, journalist and activist specializing in women’s issues and Middle Eastern affairs. She holds an…

Laliberte, Mark

Mark Laliberte is a Canadian artist, writer, editor and graphic designer — and the creator of The 4PANEL Project….

Lau, Evelyn

Evelyn Lau is the Vancouver author of thirteen books, including eight volumes of poetry. Her memoir Runaway: Diary…

Lockhart, Daniel

D.A. Lockhart is the author of eight books, including Tukhone: Where the River Narrows and the Shores Bend…

Ly, David

David Ly is a writer and poet based in Vancouver, BC. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in…

mclennan, rob

Born in Ottawa, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa, where he is home full-time with the two wee girls…

Messie, Mireille

Née à Montréal et ayant grandi à Ottawa, Mireille Messier a complété des études en théâtre et en…

Messier, Mireille

Née à Montréal et ayant grandi à Ottawa, Mireille Messier a complété des études en théâtre et en…

Mootoo, Shani

Shani Mootoo was born in Ireland, grew up in Trinidad, and lives in Canada. She holds an MA…

Murray, Drew

Drew Murray grew up in Southwestern Ontario, obtained an MBA from the Ivey Business School, and had a…

Porter, Michelle

Michelle Porter is a Red River Métis poet, journalist, and editor. She holds degrees in journalism, folklore, and…

Poulin, Andrée

Andrée Poulin a publié une cinquantaine de livres pour les jeunes et a gagné plusieurs prix littéraires. D’abord…

Shafi, Hana

Hana Shafi (a.k.a. Frizz Kid) is a writer and artist. Her visual art and writing frequently explores themes…

Smith, Laurie

Laurie Smith earned her M.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor, having studied under Alistair…

Sonik, Madeline

Madeline Sonik, originally from the Windsor area, is an award-winning and eclectic writer, anthologist, and teacher, who lives…

Spenst, Kevin

Kevin Spenst, a Pushcart Prize nominee, is the author of Ignite, Jabbering with Bing Bong (both Anvil Press),…

Spinosa, Dani

Dani Spinosa is a poet of digital and print media, an on-again-off-again precarious professor, the managing editor of the…