Meet the 2023 Writers

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10:30 AM | Saturday, August 19

Danny Ramadan

Danny Ramadan is a Syrian-Canadian author and LGBTQ-refugees advocate. His novels The Clothesline Swing (Nightwood Editions) and The Foghorn Echoes (Viking) were both finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards and continue to receive accolades. His award-winning children’s series The Salma Books, published by Annick Press, includes the picture book Salma the Syrian Chef (2020) and the early chapter books Salma Makes a Home and Salma Writes a Book (2023). Danny is also expected to release his memoir Crooked Teeth in 2024. His short stories and essays have appeared in publications across North America and Europe. Since his arrival to Canada, Danny has raised over $300,000 for LGBTQ+ identifying refugees.

The Foghorn Echoes by Danny Ramadan (book cover)
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Danny Ramadan
Danny Ramadan