August 26 - 29, 2021

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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THE JUDGES


Katherine Arden
Katherine Arden

Katherine Arden is the New York Times bestselling author of the Winternight trilogy, and the Small Spaces quartet. She lives in Vermont.

Jennifer Lambert
Jennifer Lambert

Jennifer Lambert is the Senior Editorial Director of HarperCollins Canada.


Nancy Kilpatrick
Nancy Kilpatrick

Nancy Kilpatrick is an award-winning writer and editor. Most of her work has been in the horror/dark fantasy field. Her 23 novels include her current six-book series Thrones of Blood, recently optioned for film and television. She has published over 220 short stories, 7 collections of her stories, and 1 non-fiction book, The goth Bible: A Compendium for the Darkly Inclined. She is also an editor with 15 anthologies to her credit. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check out her website where you can subscribe to her once-a-month, pithy newsletter: nancykilpatrick.com You can also hear her read 1 to 3 minutes excerpts from 9 novels and 2 novellas, and for longer readings check her out on YouTube. Currently she is working on two projects, a SciFi-Horror novel, and the 6th book in the Thrones of Blood series, Imperilment of the Hybrids.

Roland Gulliver
Roland Gulliver

Roland Gulliver is the Director of the Toronto International Festival of Authors, taking up the position in February 2020. He is one of the leading international figures in the literature sector with over 12 years’ experience at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, where he created festival programmes of over 600 events across 18 days, representing more than 60 nations. In addition to the August Festival, he led, alongside a fellow programme director, the development of a year-round programme of residencies, mini festivals and standalone events working with a range of communities to offer access and empowerment through the arts. His programming has explored the potential of the live performance from pop-up readings to staged performances, creative writing masterclasses to reading workshops, literary afternoon teas to late night cabaret programmes, alongside commissions for sound installations and WhatsApp digital stories. Alongside creating spaces for authors and audiences to engage in discussion on the contemporary issues affecting society, politics and culture.