Carole Giangrande’s novella, A Gardener On The Moon, was co-winner of the 2010 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest, and is published by Quattro Books. She's the author of two novels (An Ordinary Star and A Forest Burning), a short story collection, Missing Persons), and two non-fiction books. She’s worked as a broadcast journalist for CBC Radio, and her fiction, articles and reviews have appeared in Canada’s major journals and newspapers. Between hosting the worldwide literary podcast Words to Go, and commenting as The Thoughtful Blogger, she’s found time to complete a new novella, Midsummer, from which she’ll read at WordStage. www.carolegiangrande.com/
Koom Kankesan was born in Sri Lanka. Canada is the fourth country that he and his family lived and is the one where they settled down. He's a proud Torontonian and has a background in English Literature and Film Studies. Suffering from premature old man syndrome, he's worked at a variety of ill-fitting jobs, most recently and most consistently as a high school English teacher, while trying to write on the side. His novella, The Panic Button, about a family living in Scarborough, has been praised by comic book visionary Alan Moore and largely ignored by everyone else. It has the somewhat dubious honour of being shortlisted for the Scarborough Book Award.
Paul Seesequasis is a writer and journalist. He was the founding editor of the award-winning 'Aboriginal Voices' magazine, and recipient of the Maclean-Hunter journalist award. His short stories and feature writing have been published in Canada and abroad. Tobacco Wars is his first novella.
Hosted by Maddy Curry and Sonia Di Placido. The fun keeps going - join the writers afterwards for the Quattro Christmas party!