Wayne Grady, Author

EVENT DATE: November 12, 2014
TOPIC: Emancipation Day

This is the title of his latest book and first novel. He spoke about writing the novel, a surprisingly difficult experience, perhaps because of its very personal nature.

Mr. Grady is an award-winning writer of fiction and nonfiction. His novel Emancipation Day was long-listed for the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize and won the 2013 Amazon.ca First Novel Award. His 14 non-fiction books encompass science and natural history, travel and personal essays.

Wayne Grady has translated fourteen works of fiction from the French. With David Suzuki he co-authored the international bestseller Tree: A Life Story. With his wife, novelist Merilyn Simonds, he co-authored Breakfast at the Exit Café: Travels Through America. They live near Kingston.