- History: Map or Trap? by George Elliott Clarke, poet and playwright
- The Suspension of Disbelief by Lisa Moore, author
- PTSS in Post-Communist Societies by Josip Novakovich, author
- Regarding Unhappiness by Alix Ohlin, novelist
- A Different Word for Everything by Al Rae, comedian
- From the Inside Out: What I Would Say if I Had a Voice by Shelagh Rogers, broadcaster
- The Closing Down of Personhood by Madeleine Thien, novelist
- Longing by Zoe Whittall, poet and novelist
George Elliott Clarke is a poet and playwright whose work explores black Canadian communities in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. He received the City of Torontoâs William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations, was made an officer of the Order of Canada, and became the fourth Poet Laureate of Toronto in 2012. His book Execution Poems won the Governor Generalâs Literary Award for poetry, and a collection devoted to his writing, Africadian Atlantic: Essays on George Elliott Clarke, received widespread critical recognition. He is currently an English professor at the University of Toronto.
Lisa Moore wrote two collections of short stories, Degrees of Nakedness and Open, and three novels, Alligator, February, and Caught. She edited The Penguin Book of Contemporary Canadian Womenâs Short Stories and recently adapted February for the stage. Open and Alligator were shortlisted for the Giller Prize; Alligator also won the Commonwealth Writersâ Prize for Canada and the Caribbean and was long-listed for the Orange Prize. February and Open were shortlisted for the Winterset Award; February was also long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and it won the 2013 CBC Canada Reads competition. Caught was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Rogers Writersâ Trust Fiction Prize. In 2013, Lisa received the Writersâ Trust Engel/Findley Award for mid-career writers.
Josip Novakovich is a short story writer, novelist, and essayist who teaches creative writing at Concordia University. He was born in what is now Croatia and grew up under the authoritarian rule of