Journal Reflections: David Bergen, Michael Martchenko, Roberta Rich

The Word On The Street Toronto’s online Journal Reflections auction continues! Visit to bid on original works, and previously unpublished material from some of your favourite authors and illustrators. Auction bidding closes on October 8, 2013.

Today we are happy to share with you the works of David Bergen, Michael Martchenko, and Roberta Rich.

ImageDavid Bergen is an award-winning author of five previous novels and a collection of short stories. A Year of Lesser was a New York Times Notable Book and The Case of Lena S. was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. In 2005, Bergen won the Giller Prize for The Time in Between. His sixth novel, The Matter with Morris, was shortlisted for the Giller Prize in 2010. A recent winner of the Writers’ Trust Award for a writer in mid-career, Bergen lives with his family in Winnipeg.


We were older than him by twenty years. He may have seen us as parents, or perhaps we saw him as our own child. Our boys, our daughter, he was a beautiful mix of them all. This was all unspoken of course.


ImageMichael Martchenko is best known as the illustrator of books by Robert Munsch. Michael has a reputation for producing illustrations with record-breaking speed. He likes to use watercolor and pencil, as well as a generous dose of his own visual humor. He lives in Toronto.




ImageRoberta Rich divides her time between Vancouver and Colima, Mexico. She is a former family law lawyer. Her first novel, the bestselling The Midwife of Venice, has been published to acclaim in thirteen territories, including the U.S., the UK, Germany, Spain and Brazil.





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