We Are All Readers: Reflections on the Toronto International Festival of Authors

Posted by on Dec 21, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I had a wonderful time at this year’s Toronto International Festival of Authors, and thoroughly enjoyed being a delegate. I saw authors read and speak, connected with old friends and new ones, and felt myself (as always) re-energized by the spirit of the festival. I asked some of the writers in attendance (Marlon James, Craig Davidson, […]

Toronto International Festival of Authors 2018

Posted by on Oct 19, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I’m honoured to have been asked back to the Toronto International Festival of Authors this year, and to be a delegate and host. Catch me tonight, October 19th at 7pm, hosting for Alissa York in conversation with GG-nominated Miriam Toews. Next Friday, October 26th at 8pm, I’ll be hosting for Randy Boyagoda and GG-nominated Rawi […]

IFOA 2017

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Hello! I’m back for a very good reason: #IFOA2017. This year, I’m honoured to serve as a delegate and host for two events. This past Saturday, I hosted for Susan G. Cole in conversation with Chantel Acevedo and Amanda Earl. Tonight, I’m excited to host for Dr. Vincent Lam in conversation with David Bouchet and […]


Posted by on Nov 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

If you happen to be in Whitby today, join me for a 1 p.m. panel on the changing face of horror lit as part of the Durham Bookapalooza! Featuring Andrew Pyper, Brett Savory and Sandra Kasturi of ChiZine, and moderated by Dale R. Long and Tobin Elliott. Looking forward to this.

IFOA 2016

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I’m back again at IFOA 2016, this time entrusted with hosting duties (and neglecting to post about it until the day of, as is my way). First up, In Conversation with Hisham Matar (with Marivel Taruc) this evening at 6:30 pm. Then, next Saturday at 6pm, the Read at Your Own Risk panel, featuring Michael […]

Nominated for 2016 Sunburst Awards

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

As a lover of literary genre fiction, I’m beyond honoured to be nominated for the 2016 Sunburst Awards, alongside such juggernauts of Canadian literature as Margaret Atwood, Andre Alexis, Heather O’Neill, and Andrew Pyper. Fingers crossed.

Pongapalooza 2016!

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I am so excited to again be an honorary captain for Pongapalooza this year. Two of my actual greatest loves—ping pong and books—come together for a night of feel-good competition. Not only is it an absurd amount of fun, but it’s also benefitting the extraordinary First Book Canada, which provides access to books for children […]

Authors for Indies 2016

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

As a lover of books, bookstores are a source of much joy and wonderment for me. Although I’ve never had the pleasure (and truly, it would be) of working as a bookseller, I’ll be able to show my appreciation for indie bookstores through Authors for Indies on April 30th. This wonderful initiative sees indie bookstores […]

A retrospective (IFOA, Writers’ Trust Gala, and much more)

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Late 2015 had me quite busy, and in the best possible way. I so often felt humbled and inspired by the company I was in. From seeing my book in a prize package at the Giller Light Bash, to having the opportunity to read and share my thoughts on horror (and its many merits) alongside some […]

IFOA 2015!

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Me again. Halloween is imminent (obviously), so where better to get spooked in a most literary fashion than at IFOA. I’m honoured to be participating in one of my favourite literary festivals, with two panels this weekend. I’ll be reading this evening (October 30) at SCREAM alongside Hannah Kent, Nick Cutter, James Grainger, Edgar Cantero, […]