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CONFIRMED AUTHORS FOR 2017
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Aislin AISLIN is the pen name that Terry Mosher has used for fifty years working as a cartoonist in Montreal, mainly for the newspaper, The Gazette. Over the years, Aislin has freelanced for many other publications including Maclean’s Magazine, The Toronto Star, Time Magazine and The New York Times. This latest collection, From Trudeau to Trudeau: Fifty Years of Aislan Cartooning, is Mosher's 48th book. Along with author Peter Desbarats, Mosher wrote a history of Canadian political cartooning entitled The Hecklers that was published in 1979. Mosher is the President emeritus of the Canadian Cartoonists' Association. From April 7th to August 13th, 2017, Montreal's McCord Museum will host a retrospective of Aislin's 50 years of work. A similar exhibition will be held in Toronto from May 27th to June 16th at Zoomerplex and at Idea City through the sponsorship of Moses Znaimer and Jack Rabinovitch. The exhibition will then move on to the Ottawa City Hall Art Gallery where it will be on display from October 12th to the 29th, 2017.

Aislin RANA BOSE'S first novel, Recovering Rude was published by Vehicule Press in 2000 to critical acclaim. He has also been a well-known playwright in Canada and has had ten of his plays published by Seagull, Prestige, and The Canadian Theatre Review. All of these plays have been performed in Canada, US, and India and perhaps elsewhere. He has been an engineer, mentor, consultant, performance poet, playwright, and resides in Montreal and sometimes in Kolkata. He is also one of the editors of the webzine Montreal Serai.


Hamilton IAN HAMILTON is the author of nine novels the wildly popular Ava Lee series. He has won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel, and been a finalist for a number of awards, including the Barry Award for Best Original Trade Paperback, the Barry Award for Best Thriller, a LAMBDA Literary Award for Lesbian Mystery, and the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novella. The BBC named him a Top Ten Writer to Read Now. A former journalist, businessman, and diplomat, Ian lives in Burlington, Ontario, with his wife, Lorraine.



McKay SHARON E. McKay, born in Montreal and a resident of PEI, is a young adult, social justice writer and a Canadian War Artist (CFA-vet, Afghanistan, ’09 & ’13.) Sharon has also been a television host and newspaper and national magazine columnist. Her novel Charlie Wilcox, the WW1 story of a Newfoundland boy, won, or was shortlisted, for every available award in North America. End of the Line and Prison Boy, won the Atlantic Canada Book Awards. Movie rights for Thunder Over Kandahar and Prison Boy have been sold. Awards include; Governor General’s Award nomination (2) Eisner, USA, nom; USBBY’s Honor List of Outstanding International Books (4); Hans Christian Andersen Award, Honorable Mention; Eric Hoffer Award, Honorable Mention. Sharon is published in Canada, Germany, USA, China, England, Denmark, France, Romania, Australia, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan.

Morrissey DONNA MORRISSEY has written six nationally bestselling novels. She has received awards in Canada, the U.S., and England. Her novel Sylvanus Now was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and she was nominated for a Gemini for best writing for the film Clothesline Patch. Her fiction has been translated into several different languages. Her latest novel, The Fortunate Brother was six weeks on the national best-sellers list and was recently picked up for publication by Cannongate Publishing in the United Kingdom. Born and raised in Newfoundland, she now lives in Halifax.



ONeill HEATHER O’NEILL is a Canadian novelist, poet, short-story writer, screenwriter and essayist. Lullabies for Little Criminals, her debut novel, was published in 2006 to international critical acclaim and won Canada Reads. It was shortlisted for both the Governor General's Award for Fiction and the Orange Prize for Fiction. She has since published the novel The Girl Who Was Saturday Night and the short story collection Daydreams of Angels, both of which were shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in consecutive years. The collection was also shortlisted for the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic and won the Danuta Gleed Award. Born and raised in Montreal, O’Neill lives there today with her daughter.

Stinson Children's author KATHY STINSON has loved reading all her life. Almost 30 before she discovered she loves writing too, she has since become the author of 14 picture books, 12 novels, 5 non-fiction books, 1 collection of short stories, 11 stories in anthologies, and 7 stories in magazines. She is also the mother of two, stepmother of two more, and grandmother of six. When Kathy isn't writing, she enjoys reading, photography, jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, spending time with family and friends, and walking with her dog in the woods near her home in Rockwood, Ontario.

OTHER AUTHORS CONFIRMED
Anne Fortier ~ Douglas Gibson

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