Meet the Writers


This event sponsored by: Blue Magnolia


7:00 pm ~ Saturday ~ August 18

Michael Redhill

Michael Redhill
Photo: Amanda Withers

Winner of the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel, Bellevue Square, Michael Redhill is making his Festival debut.

Redhill’s long literary career spans several genres and reveals him as a talented writer dedicated to his craft. Before taking up prose full-time, Redhill wrote award-winning poetry while his play, Building Jerusalem, won the Dora Mavor Moore Award and was nominated for a Governor General’s Award.

His first novel, Martin Sloane, won the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and was a Giller finalist. Consolation, his second novel, took the Toronto Book Award in 2007. The Giller Prize jury called Bellevue Square, a story about a woman frightened of running into her doppelganger, “warm, funny and smart” and “simply a pleasure to read.” Spare yet elegant, Bellevue Square is written with a sure hand by an author at the top of his game with a very curious story to tell.

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