Author of the novels: The Reinvention of Love & An Evening Chorus
Helen Humphreys is the acclaimed author of over a dozen book. The sought-after mentor, teacher and consultant has been awarded the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the Toronto Book Award and the Harbourfront Festival Prize. The Toronto Star calls her “one of this country’s most beautiful writers.” Helen has written several novels, four books of poetry, and four works of creative nonfiction. The Evening Chorus (2015) was released to critical acclaim, as was The Ghost Orchard: The Hidden History of the Apple in North America (2017). Helen’s latest novel, also from HarperCollins, is Machine Without Horses. Born in Kingston upon Thames, England, Helen lives and writes in Kingston, Ontario.
Author of the novels Strangers with the Same Dream, Far to Go and more.
Alison Pick’s best-selling novel Far To Go was nominated for the Man Booker Prize, and won the Canadian Jewish Book Award. Far To Go was a Top 10 Book of 2010 at NOW magazine and the Toronto Star, was published around the world to international acclaim, and has been translated into several languages. Alison won the 2002 Bronwen Wallace Award for most promising writer under 35 in Canada, back when The New Quarterly was featuring her early poetry. Critics are calling Alison’s latest novel, Strangers with the Same Dream, “brilliant,” “astonishing,” “riveting,” “ambitious” and “haunting.” Alison Pick lives and writes in Toronto.
Author of The Riverbones and The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary
Andrew Westoll is “a born storyteller,” says none other than the eminent Dr. Jane Goodall. Andrew’s travel memoir, The Riverbones, is set in the jungles of Suriname, and draws on the year he studied wild troops of capuchin monkeys. His next book, The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary, the biography of a family of chimpanzees rescued from a biomedical research lab, won the 2012 RBC-Taylor Prize for Literary Nonfiction, was shortlisted for several book awards, and selected as a Book of the Year by The Globe and Mail, Amazon.ca, and Quill and Quire. His celebrated debut novel, The Jungle South of the Mountain, is about a lonely primatologist who’s spent too long in the rainforest. Andrew teaches English and Creative Writing at the University of Toronto Scarborough, where he was selected a Professor of the Year by the Underground student newspaper.