2012 Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story

Authors & storytellers

Vicki Delany

Vicki Delany

Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most prolific and varied crime writers and a national bestseller in the U.S. She has written more than 40 books: clever cozies to Gothic thrillers to gritty police procedurals, to historical fiction and novellas for adult literacy. She is currently writing four cozy mystery series: the Tea by the Sea mysteries for Kensington, the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series for Crooked Lane Books, the Catskill Resort mysteries for Penguin Random House, and the Lighthouse Library series (as Eva Gates) for Crooked Lane.

Vicki is a past president of the Crime Writers of Canada and co-founder and organizer of the Women Killing It Crime Writing Festival. Her work has been nominated for the Derringer, the Bony Blithe, the Ontario Library Association Golden Oak, and the Arthur Ellis Awards. Vicki is the recipient of the 2019 Derrick Murdoch Award for contributions to Canadian crime writing. She lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario.

Douglas Gibson

Douglas Gibson

Douglas Gibson was born in Scotland before moving to Canada and entering the publishing industry. He worked his way from a Trainee Editor position with Doubleday Canada to President and Publisher of McLelland & Stewart during his decades-long career. Having primarily retired from publishing, Gibson dedicated his time to writing. His first book Stories About Storytellers is a recollection of his time working with Canadian authors.

A.R. Grobbo

A.R. Grobbo is a Canadian writer based in southwestern Ontario with a background in music, journalism and beekeeping. Grobbo writes cozy mysteries set in a rural community setting, including: A Dog in a Manger, Rural Sprawl and Muddied Water. Her books are available on Amazon as well as several other e-book formats from Double Dragon Publishing.

Daniel Kolos

Daniel Kolos

Daniel Kolos is an Hungarian-born, American educated Canadian poet. He studied ancient Egypt, worked as an Archaeologist and guided tours through Egypt’s antiquities. As a freelance broadcaster he spent ten years writing radio documentaries for CBC on the ancient world. His poetry reflects his travels, his encounters with Middle Eastern cultures and a native Hungarian sense of humor and adventure.

Daniel came out of the poetic closet in 1997 and had a series of fine Canadian poets as mentors, including sound and performance poet Penn Kemp. He had a busy reading schedule for the past 15 years in Ontario, Michigan and Indiana resulting in two poetry books, Slipped Out and From One Child to Another, a poetry CD, “Daniel Kolos reads his poetry” and a chapbook, Inspired by the Master: Poetic ruminations on the poetry of Rumi and other Sufi Masters – 99 poems.

Randall Lobb

Randall Lobb

Randall Lobb is an award-winning writer/director/producer and IP innovation strategist with years of experience writing and speaking about technology and doc-driven brand/content exploitation, pop culture and audience engagement. His background in education and his encyclopedic perspective of media history add insight and analysis to his films without sacrificing fan service or universal appeal. Lobb is a founding partner of Definitive Films, a tightly-knit Canadian doc crew best known for crafting what they call “bespoke” documentary films.

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