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Wiebke von Carolsfeld

Wiebke von Carolsfeld is a German-born writer and filmmaker living in Montreal. She has directed three critically acclaimed feature films (Marion Bridge, STAY, The Saver), winning numerous awards, including Best First Feature at TIFF and Sudbury, Canada’s Top Ten, Best Screenplay from the Chlotrudis Society along with nominations from the Canadian Screen Awards, the DGC, the AIFF, and the WGC. She is a renowned feature film editor and has taught classes internationally on screenwriting, filmmaking, and the creative process. Claremont is her first novel. Cologne-based publisher Kiepenheuer & Witsch has secured the German and World rights for Claremont and are planning a 2021 publication date for the German edition.

Norman Ravvin

Norman Ravvin’s books have won prizes in Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec. His novels include The Joyful Child, Café des Westens, and Lola by Night, which appeared in Serbian translation. His story collection Sex, Skyscrapers, and Standard Yiddish won the Ontario Arts Council K. M. Hunter Prize, and his travel essays are collected in Hidden Canada: An Intimate Travelogue. He has traveled many times to Poland, to his family’s prewar home and across the country, and this experience informs his writing. He lives in Montreal.

Phillip Ernest

Born in 1970, Phillip Ernest grew up in Northern Ontario. Fleeing home at the age of fifteen, he lived on Toronto’s skid row until he was twenty-eight. He learned Sanskrit from the book Teach Yourself Sanskrit, and later earned a BA in South Asian Studies from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Sanskrit from Cambridge University, with a dissertation on the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata. Marrying a woman from Pune, India, in 2006, he lived in that city until 2016, working first in the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, then as a writer and editor at Dilip Oak Academy. His first novel, The Vetala, was published in 2018. The Far Himalaya, based largely on his own personal story, is his second novel with LLP. He lives with his wife in Bengaluru, India.

Ariela Freedman

Ariela Freedman was born in Brooklyn and has lived in Jerusalem, New York, Calgary, London, and Montreal. She has a Ph.D. from New York University and teaches literature at Concordia’s Liberal Arts College in Montreal, where she lives with her family. Her first novel, Arabic for Beginners (LLP, 2017), was shortlisted for the QWF Concordia University First Book Prize and is the Winner of the 2018 J. I. Segal Prize for Fiction. A Joy to be Hidden, her second novel, was nominated for a QWF Paragraphe Prize for Fiction in October 2019. As D.W. Winnicott said: "It is a joy to be hidden, and a disaster not to be found."

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PHOTOS: Wiebke von Carolseld: Gutar Kravis / Norman Ravvin: Allen McInnis / Phillip Ernest, courtesy of the author / Ariela Freedman: Lev Wexler. 
Reader with Mavis Gallant's play What Is To Be Done?: Eléanore Delvaux-Beaudoin