Andrea Colquhoun

Andrea Colquhoun

Andrea Colquhoun is the District Sales Manager, School and Library Specialist for Penguin Random House Canada. She started as a manager in a bookstore in 1984 and moved to publishing in 1995 with a small family distributer and then Penguin Canada where she has been with the library market since 2006.  Andrea is an avid reader and is passionate about young adult books and all genres of fiction.

 

 

 

 

 

Rosalyn Steele

Rosalyn Steele

 

Rosalyn Steele is the Director of Library & Academic Sales at HarperCollins Canada and loves both discovering new authors and talking about them to whoever will listen. She follows the sage advice of Dr. Seuss, who reputedly said: “Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.”

 

Phoebe Wang, Admission Requirements

Phoebe Wang. Photo credit: Guillaume Morissette

Phoebe Wang

Phoebe Wang is a Canadian writer and educator. She graduated with a B.A. in Honours English at York University and a M.A. in English and Creative Writing at the University of Toronto. Her work has appeared in Arc Poetry, Canadian Literature, CV2, Descant, Grain, Malahat Review, Ricepaper Magazine, THIS Magazine and Diaspora Dialogues’ TOK 6: Writing the New Toronto anthology. In 2015 Wang was the winner of the Prism International Poetry contest. Her first chapbook, Occasional Emergencies, was published with Toronto’s Odourless Press in 2013 and her second, Hanging Exhibits, with The Emergency Response Unit in 2016. Admission Requirements, her debut collection of poetry, is forthcoming from McClelland and Stewart in spring 2017.

Reviews, Interviews & More!

PRISM International
Brockton Writers Series

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Admission Requirements

Merilyn Simonds, Gutenberg’s Fingerprint

Merilyn Simonds

Merilyn Simonds

Merilyn Simonds is the author of sixteen books, including the creative nonfiction classic, The Convict Lover, a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. Her latest work, Gutenberg’s Fingerprint: A Book Love Bridges the Digital Divide, is forthcoming in spring 2017.

Interviews and Reviews

January Magazine

Leslie Shimotakahara, After the Bloom

Leslie Shimotakahara is a Toronto-based writer whose first book, a memoir, was winner of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Canada-Japan Literary Prize in 2012. Shimotakahara has also been shortlisted for the Ontario Arts Council’s KM Hunter Artist Award.

Interviews and Reviews

Nichi Bei

Opalla On Trails

Bev Sellars, Price Paid: The First for First Nations Survival

Bev Sellars

Bev Sellars was chief of the Xat’sull (Soda Creek) First Nation in Williams Lake, British Columbia, for more than 20 years, and she now serves as a member of its Council. She holds degrees in History and Law, and she has spoken out on behalf of her community on racism and residential schools and on the environmental and social threats of mineral resource exploitation in her region.

Interviews and Reviews

BC Booklook

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Price Paid: Aboriginal Rights In Canada