24th ilb
5 – 14 Sep 2024 Program
9 – 18 Sep 2024 Young Program

Herkunft: Canada

Kenneth Bonert

Kenneth Bonert was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1972, where he grew up until he and his parents emigrated to Canada in 1989. In Toronto, Bonert studied Journalism at Ryerson University and then worked as a reporter for newspapers like the »Globe and Mail« and the »National Post«. Bonert’s

Kenneth Oppel

Kenneth Oppel was born in 1967 in Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada. Even as a child he enjoyed writing fantasy stories, and when he was in seventh grade he decided he was going to be a writer. While still a high-school student at St. Michaels University School in Victoria, his

Ken Babstock

Ken Babstock was born into a pastor’s family in Newfoundland in 1970 and grew up in the Ottawa Valley. In his youth, he occupied himself with poetry in order to distance himself from the church’s language, which he found fraudulent. His interest in philosophy led him to enrol at the

Karen Connelly

Author of eleven books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, Karen Connelly has been called »one of Canada’s smartest, fiercest and most intrepid writers«. Born in 1969, she was raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, but began living outside of Canada at the age of seventeen, in Asia. An outspoken human

Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen was born in 1981 in Winnipeg, Canada. He studied illustration in Oakville until 2005 and subsequently moved to Los Angeles where he worked as a designer and illustrator, among others on motion pictures like »City of Ember« (2008), »Coraline« (2009) and »Kung Fu Panda 2« (2011). He was

Johanna Skibsrud

Johanna Skibsrud was born in 1980 and grew up in rural Nova Scotia, Canada. She studied English Literature at the University of Toronto and creative writing at Concordia University in Montreal, with studies abroad in England and Greece. She has been a wilderness instructor in Canada and the U.S., coordinated

Jane Urquhart

Jane Urquhart was born in the northern Canadian mining community of Little Long Lac and grew up in Cramahe Township, Northumberland County, and in Toronto. She studied English literature and art history at the University of Guelph and first published three volumes of poetry, in which the visual power of

Iain Lawrence

Iain Lawrence was born in 1955 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. During his childhood he accompanied his father on his journeys through Canada. He later studied journalism in Vancouver and subsequently wrote for various Canadian newspapers. He also wrote a number of children’s books, which initially remained unpublished. After a

Gwynne Dyer

The Canadian journalist, historian and Middle East expert was born in 1943 and taught at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst before his seven-part documentary, »War«, earned him international recognition and an Oscar nomination. The series, broadcast in forty-five different countries, was based on his experiences in the military during

Guillaume Perreault

Guillaume Perreault was born in Rimouski, Quebec, in 1985. He studied graphic design in Ottawa and worked for a time as a designer before turning to illustration full-time. He now mainly illustrates books for children and young adults but is also active in the cultural sector and in advertising. Since

Greg Gatenby

Greg Gatenby was born in 1950. He is the author of several collections of poetry and published two anthologies on dolphins and whales in art and literature, and the »Literary Guide to Toronto«. Thanks to his work as the founding Artistic Director of the Harbourfront Reading Series festival and IFOA

Francois Gravel

François Gravel was born in 1951 in Montréal. He studied Economics at the Université du Québec in Montréal and worked as teacher at a college. He originally wrote novels for adults, before making his literary début as an author of literature for children and young adults in 1989 with »Corneilles«