2022 Authors

Author’s are listed alphabetically by first name

ALEXANDER MACLEOD’s short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, and The O Henry Prize Stories. His first collection, Light Lifting (Biblioasis), was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. In 2021, he and his friend, Andrew Steeves of Gaspereau Press, were awarded the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award for their collaboration, Lagomorph. Alexander lives in Dartmouth and teaches at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. Photo Credit: Heather A. Crosby Gionet.

Mr MacLeod appears at the following 2022 Festival Events: 
Short Story Contest Awards Luncheon and Reading of Animal Person: 
Saturday June 4 at Noon
Masterclass:  Saturday, June 4 at 4:00pm

Photo by Heather A. Crosby Gionet

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CHELSEA VOWEL (she/her/wiya) is Métis from manitow-sâkahikan (Lac Ste. Anne), Alberta, and currently residing in amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton). Parent to six children, she is a writer and educator, co-host of Indigenous feminist sci-fi podcast Métis in Space, co-founder of the Métis in Space Land Trust, and author of Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis & Inuit Issues in Canada. Her debut short story collection Buffalo is the New Buffalo is out now with Arsenal Pulp Press.

Ms Vowel appears at the following 2022 Virtual Festival Events:
Author Reading:  Sunday, June 5 at 10:00am
MasterClass:  Sunday, June 5 at 3:00pm

Photo by Zachary Ayotte-LOWRES

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DANIELLE DANIEL is a writer, an award-winning children’s book author and an illustrator. Like many Francophones with origins in Quebec, she shares an ancestral link to the people who inspired Daughters of the Deer, a first novel that springs from the story of what happened to the daughter of an Algonquin woman and a soldier/settler from France. Her picture books include Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox (winner of the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and a Best 100 title at the New York Public Library) and You Hold Me Up, shortlisted for the 2018 Marilyn Baillie Award, among other honours. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia and recently moved to Manitoulin Island with her family.


Ms Daniel appears at the following 2022 Festival Events:
MasterClass:  Saturday, June 4 at 10am
Author Reading:  Saturday, June 4 at 2:00pm

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HEATHER MARSHALL lives with her family near Toronto. She completed master’s degrees in Canadian history and political science, and worked in politics and communications before turning her attention to her true passion: storytelling. Looking for Jane is her debut novel. Visit her website and connect on social channels at HeatherMarshallAuthor.com.

Ms Marshall appears at the following 2022 Virtual Festival Events:
MasterClass:  Sunday, June 5 at 10:00am
Author Reading:  Sunday, June 5 at 3:00pm

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MARTHA SCHABAS is a novelist and critic. Her first novel, Various Positions, was published in Canada, the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. It was shortlisted for an Evergreen Fiction Award and named a book of the year by The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire and NOW Magazine. She was The Globe and Mail’s dance critic from 2015-2020, where she also wrote about theatre and books. Her essays, arts criticism and short fiction have appeared in publications including The Walrus, Hazlitt, The New Quarterly and Dance Magazine. Photo Credit: Liz_Beddall

Ms Schabas appears at the following 2022 Festival Events: 
Author Reading:  Saturday, June 4, at 10:30am
Masterclass:  Saturday, June 4 at 2:00pm

Photo by Liz Beddall

To book your tickets, click through the links on the 2022 Programming Schedule.

NITA PROSE is a longtime editor, serving many bestselling authors and their books. She lives in Toronto, Canada, in a house that is only moderately clean. IG: @nitaprose / Twitter: @NitaProse / Web: http://www.nitaprose.com/. Photo Credit: Dahlia Katz Photography 2020

Ms Prose appears at the following 2022 VIRTUALFestival Event: 
Author Reading:  Friday, June 3 at 12 noon

Photo by Dahlia Katz Photography 2020

To book your tickets, click through the links on the 2022 Programming Schedule.