Journal Reflections: Dave Bidini, Kevin Sylvester, Michael Winter

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Today we are happy to share with you the works of Dave Bidini, Kevin Sylvester, and Michael Winter.

ImageAuthor and musician Dave Bidini is the only person to have been nominated for a Gemini, Genie and Juno as well CBC’s Canada Reads. A founding member of Rheostatics, he has written 12 books, including On a Cold Road, Tropic of Hockey, Around the World in 57 1/2 Gigs, and Home and Away. He writes a weekly column for the Saturday Post and, in 2011, he published the Toronto Book Award-nominated Writing Gordon Lightfoot. His next book, ‘Keon and Me: My Search for the Lost Soul of the Leafs’ will be published by Penguin in fall, 2013.


Kevin Sylvester is an award-winning writer, illustrator, and broadcaster. His books include the Neil Flambé series, Gold Medal for Weird, and Sports Hall of Weird. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

ImageMichael Winter is the author of The Architects Are Here, which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and The Big Why, which was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award and longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His most recent novel, The Death of Donna Whalen, was nominated for the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. His first novel, This All Happened, won the Winterset Award. He is also the recipient of The Writers’ Trust Notable Author Award. He divides his time between Toronto and St. John’s.


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