Ryeberg Curators

  • Caroline Adderson
    CloseRyeberg Curator BioCaroline Adderson RSS
    Caroline Adderson is the author of four novels — "A History of Forgetting," "Sitting Practice," "The Sky Is Falling," and most recently, "Ellen in Pieces" — and two collections of short stories: "Bad Imaginings" and "Pleased To Meet You." Her work has received numerous prize nominations including the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, two Commonwealth Writers’ Prizes, the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Rogers’ Trust Fiction Prize. She was also the recipient of the 2006 Marian Engel Award for mid-career achievement. For more about Caroline, go here.Go to curator page
  • Mary Albino
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    Mary Albino lives in Toronto and writes on economics-related subjects. She tends to ask “how” questions. For example: How come people live so differently from how they want to live? Or: How does a person become less poor, not in principle, but actually? She’d also like to know: Under what circumstances do people give their money away? Ryeberg thinks it's worth mentioning that Mary occasionally plays the violin.Go to curator page
  • Bert Archer
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    Bert Archer is a Canadian author, journalist, travel writer, essayist and critic. He is the author of "The End of Gay" (and the death of heterosexuality). More Bert Archer here.Go to curator page
  • Maiko Bae Yamamoto
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    Maiko Yamamoto: Since 2003, Maiko Bae Yamamoto has been an Artistic Director of the Vancouver-based performance company Theatre Replacement, a company she formed with fellow artist James Long. Past works include "Dress me up in your love" (2011), "WeeTube" (2009), "Train" (2008), "Yu-Fo" (2007), "BIOBOXES" (2007), "Sexual Practices of the Japanese" (2006), and "The Empty Orchestra," a love story powered by karaoke (2005). Theatre Replacement continues to present work both nationally and internationally. Maiko holds a BFA in Theatre from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts.Go to curator page
  • Liane Balaban
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    Liane Balaban is an award-winning actor/performer based in Montreal. Feature credits include "Finding Joy," "Abroad," "Coach," "The Trotsky," "Last Chance Harvey," and Gary Burns' "The Future is Now" opposite Paul Ahmarani. She also co-starred with Vincent D'Onofrio in the short film "The New Tenants," winner of an Academy Award.Go to curator page
  • Ian Balfour
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    Ian Balfour writes mainly about literature and aesthetic theory but moonlights on various topics in popular and unpopular culture (Pee Wee Herman, Kiarostami, The Silver Jews). Author of books on Romantic Prophecy and Northrop Frye, he has co-edited with Atom Egoyan "Subtitles: On the Foreignness of Film" and with Eduardo Cadava "And Justice for All?: The Claims of Human Rights." He teaches at York University and is finishing an interminable book on the sublime.Go to curator page
  • David Balzer
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    David Balzer is Associate Editor at Canadian Art magazine. He is the author of "Contrivances: Short Stories" (ECW) and "Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else" (Coach House Books). His writing on visual art, film, and theatre has appeared in Toronto Life, Canadian Notes and Queries, Cinema Scope, Maisonneuve, The Walrus, and Toronto's EYE WEEKLY. More David Balzer here.Go to curator page
  • Jill Barber
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    Jill Barber is a Juno-nominated Canadian chanteuse who has captured the hearts of audiences across Canada, Europe, and Australia. Her most recent album, "Mischievous Moon," debuted at #1 on the iTunes sales chart. In 2010, she published her first children's book, "Baby's Lullaby." Jill was born and raised in Port Credit, ON, and came of age musically while living in Halifax, NS, before following her wild heart to the Pacific Coast. She now lives in Vancouver with her husband, CBC Radio broadcaster and author, Grant Lawrence. For more Jill Barber, go here.Go to curator page
  • Rob Benvie
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    Rob Benvie is the author of "Safety of War" and "Maintenance," both from Coach House Books. He has led or participated in many musical endeavours, including Thrush Hermit, The Dears, Camouflage Nights, Tigre Benvie, and more: Listen to Stuplimity, or The Nova Scotia Book of the Dead here. Born and raised in Halifax, Rob Benvie currently hangs his hat in Montreal.Go to curator page
  • Kathryn Borel
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    Kathryn Borel was born in 1979 in Toronto, the daughter of a hotelier. After several years, she became the older sister to Nico, who was named after the family cat. She spent her early years living in hotels in Paris, Bermuda, Dallas and New Jersey, finally settling in Quebec City. In 2002 she moved to Toronto to follow a man. The relationship ended. She lived in Toronto where she worked at the CBC for the national arts and culture program, Q. Now she lives in L.A. She has written food and wine reviews for radio and print. Her journalism includes a column which ran in the National Post under the title Indignities. Her first book, “Corked” was a finalist for the 2010 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour and chosen as one of the best books of 2009 by The National Post, Quill & Quire and Eye Weekly.Go to curator page
  • Lauren Bride
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    Lauren Bride is a writer and artist living in Toronto.Go to curator page
  • Catherine Bush
    CloseRyeberg Curator BioCatherine Bush RSS
    Catherine Bush used to write about dance. Then she switched to novels. She is the author of “Minus Time” (1993), about the family of a female Canadian astronaut, “The Rules of Engagement” (2000), in which a contemporary woman contends with the aftermath of a duel fought over her, “Claire’s Head” (2004), which combines mystery and neurology in the story of two sisters with migraines, and "Accusation " (2013), about the destructive power of allegations. Her novels have been published internationally and short-listed for literary awards. Her nonfiction has been published in a variety of publications including The Globe & Mail and the New York Times Magazine. She has lived in New York, Montreal and Provincetown, Massachusetts, but has spent most of her life in Toronto, where she currently resides. She is the director of the Creative Writing MFA at the University of Guelph and at work on a new novel. For more Catherine Bush, click here.Go to curator page
  • Jowita Bydlowska
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    Jowita Bydlowska was born in Warsaw, as in Poland. She moved to Canada as a teenager. That hurt. She got over it eventually and now she likes it in Canada. She lives in Toronto with her little family in a little house. She's the author of "Drunk Mom," a memoir, published by Doubleday Canada and HarperCollins Australia. She’s written a couple novels that she hopes will also be published at some future date. For fun she takes weird pictures, usually of herself, because she and herself are on the same page most of the time so it's just easier that way. More from Jowita Bydlowska here.Go to curator page
  • Matt Cahill
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    Matt Cahill is a writer, photographer, and psychotherapist. He is the author of The Society of Experience, a novel. He lives in Toronto. For more Matt Cahill, click here.Go to curator page
  • Mary Ellen Carroll
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    Mary Ellen Carroll is a conceptual artist living and working in Houston, Texas and New York City. She is the recipient of numerous grants and honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rockefeller Fellowship, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship and a Pollack/Krasner Award. She was awarded a fellowship from the Pennies from Heaven Fund, for her contribution to New York City as a visual artist for work that is advanced, experimental, and socially visionary. Carroll teaches architecture at Rice University in Houston, Texas, where in 2009 she realized Project Prototype 180, a work of art that aimed to make architecture performative by inverting an acre of land and the domestic structure that is on it 180 degrees. Her work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and institutions around the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the ICA, London; Museum fur Volkerkunde, Munich; the ICA, Philadelphia; MOMUK, Vienna; and the Renaissance Society, Chicago. It also resides in numerous public and private collections. "Mary Ellen Carroll" is published by Steidl/Mack. For more MEC, go here.Go to curator page
  • Kyl Chhatwal
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    Kyl Chhatwal is a short story writer, a sometimes actor, and a sometimes editorialist with the Kitchener-Waterloo Record. A production of his first play, "I'll Be Here," appeared in Toronto in 2009. Kyl lives in Toronto.Go to curator page
  • Sammy Chien
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    Sammy Chien is an interdisciplinary media artist who merges cinema, sound, new media and dance. He is a co-founder/artistic director of the Chimerik collective. His wide-ranging and often collaborative artistic projects, which include films, video installations, art exhibitions, and dance performances, have featured in Canada, Western Europe, and Asia including the Centre Pompidou Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Arts Taipei, and the National Centre for the Performing Arts Beijing. Sammy has also mentored or collaborated with community groups (low-income residents, gender and ethic minorities, youths) on projects that integrate art, science and technology. Sammy is also known for his DJing at art shows, underground parties, and concerts. Read more about Sammy here.Go to curator page
  • Kevin Chong
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    Kevin Chong is the author of five books including a novel, "Beauty Plus Pity," a memoir, "My Year of the Racehorse," and a biography, "Northern Dancer: The Legendary Horse that Inspired a Nation." He's an editor at Joyland and teaches creative writing at UBC.Go to curator page
  • Joe Cobden
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    Joe Cobden is an award-winning actor/performer from Montreal, currently living in Toronto. He was the first anglophone to receive a "Les Masques" award (For Revelation of the Year). He spent more than two years working on "The Eco Show" (with theatre creator Daniel Brooks of Necessary Angel) and "Untitled Faction Project" (with Ame Henderson of Public Recordings). Film credits include "Blindness" (dir. Fernando Mereilles), "I'm Not There" (dir. Todd Haynes), and "Le Piege Americain" (dir. Charles Biname) and he has the lead role in the feature film "Peepers," from Automatic Vaudeville. Joe's recent film directing credits inlcude music videos for Miriam Makeba ("Help") and Fats Waller ("Sigh"). "Sigh" has played at over 20 film festivals worldwide and won the People's Choice award at the Cabbagetown Film Festival. More from Joe Cobden here.Go to curator page
  • Lynn Crosbie
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    Lynn Crosbie is the author of a book length poem entitled “Liar” and is the coolest poet in Canada. She has published two novels with House of Anansi Press, "Life Is About Losing Everything" and "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" Lynn is an English Literature Ph.D. She has lectured on and written about visual art at the AGO, the Power Plant, and OCAD University where she taught for six years. She is an award-winning journalist with a regular column in the Globe and Mail called "Pop Rocks." She is also an ardent admirer, and fan of Michael Jackson. More Lynn Crosbie here.Go to curator page
  • Craig Davidson
    CloseRyeberg Curator BioCraig Davidson RSS
    Craig was born in Toronto and grew up in the bordertown of St. Catharines, Ontario, near Niagara Falls. His books include “Rust and Bone” (which was made into a major feature film of the same name), “The Fighter” and “Sarah Court.” His novel “Cataract City” was shortlisted for the 2013 Giller Prize. He also writes horror-thrillers under a pseudonym. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and his journalism and articles have been published in the Globe and Mail, Esquire, GQ, The Walrus, Agni, and the Washington Post, among others. He lives in Toronto with his partner and child. More Craig Davidson, here.Go to curator page
  • Jon Davies
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    Jon is a writer and curator based in Toronto. His writing has appeared in C Magazine, Canadian Art, GLQ, Cinema Scope, and a number of exhibition catalogues and critical anthologies. In 2009 Arsenal Pulp Press published his book on Paul Morrissey's 1970 film "Trash." He has curated numerous film/video screenings and exhibitions including the traveling retrospective People Like Us: The Gossip of Colin Campbell for the Oakville Galleries and Ryan Trecartin: Any Ever at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (with Helena Reckitt). He is currently working at the Oakville Galleries. For more Jon Davies, click here.Go to curator page
  • Charles Demers
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    Charles Demers is an author, humourist and comedian based in Vancouver. He's performed at the Just For Laughs Festival and is a regular guest on CBC's "The Debaters" and "This is That." He is the author of the books "The Prescription Errors." "Vancouver Special" (shortlisted for the Hubert Evans BC Bookprize for Non-Fiction), and The Horrors: An A to Z of Funny Thoughts on Awful Things." For more Charles Demers, go here.Go to curator page
  • Claudia Dey
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    Claudia Dey is a novelist, playwright and columnist. She writes the weekly ‘Group Therapy’ column for the Globe and Mail, and during its brief but illustrious life, Claudia also wrote the sex column for Toro magazine under the pseudonym Bebe O’Shea. Her plays have been translated into French and German and produced internationally. They include Beaver, Trout Stanley and The Gwendolyn Poems, which was nominated for the Governor General’s Award and the Trillium Award. Her debut novel, “Stunt,” has been praised by – among others – the Globe and Mail, Quill and Quire and Time Out Chicago, which called it ‘deeply weird and totally beautiful.’ The Toronto Star, in its description of Dey’s writing, said ‘It’s as if poet Anne Carson and satirist Mordecai Richler accidentally collided at a drunken PEN fundraiser to produce a mischievous, magical and observant girl-child.’Go to curator page
  • Kelly Dignan
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    Kelly Dignan's writing has appeared in Queen Street Quarterly, Grain, and The Globe and Mail. She lives in Toronto.Go to curator page
  • Sean Dixon
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    Sean Dixon is a novelist, playwright, and actor. His novels include "The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn" and "The Girls Who Saw Everything" ("The Last Days of the Lacuna Cabal" in the U.S. and the U.K.) — named one of the Best Books of 2007 by Quill & Quire. His plays have been produced in Canada, the U.S., Australia and the U.K., and three have been collected in "AWOL: Three Plays for Theatre SKAM." He occasionally plays banjo with the Toronto glam rock band tomboyfriend. For more Sean Dixon, go here.Go to curator page
  • Christopher Doda
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    Christopher Doda is a poet, editor, and critic living in Toronto. He is the author of two collections of poetry: “Among Ruins” and “Aesthetics Lesson,” both from Mansfield Press.Go to curator page
  • Gerry Feehily
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    Gerry Feehily is Europe chief at Parisian weekly Courrier International. Based in Paris since the 1990s, his articles on literature and politics have appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, New Statesman and the Irish Examiner. He is the author of "Fever" and "Gunk."Go to curator page
  • Jon Paul Fiorentino
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    Jon Paul Fiorentino is a writer and editor. His first novel is "Stripmalling" (ECW, 2009). His most recent book of poetry is "The Theory of the Loser Class" (Coach House Books, 2006). He is the author of the poetry book "Hello Serotonin" (Coach House Books, 2004) and the humour book "Asthmatica" (Insomniac Press, 2005). His most recent editorial projects are the anthologies "Career Suicide! Contemporary Literary Humour" (DC Books, 2003) and "Post-Prairie" - a collaborative effort with Robert Kroetsch (Talonbooks, 2005). He lives in Montreal where he teaches writing at Concordia University and is the Editor of Matrix magazine.Go to curator page
  • Christine Fischer Guy
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    Christine Fischer Guy is the author of the novel, "The Umbrella Mender." Her fiction has also appeared in Descant, Prairie Fire, and Grimm and has been nominated for the Journey Prize. She is also an award-winning journalist. She has lived and worked in London, England and now lives in Toronto. For more Christine Fischer Guy go here.Go to curator page
  • Elyse Friedman
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    Elyse Friedman is the author of “Long Story Short, a Novella & Stories," and three novels, “Then Again," “Waking Beauty,” and most recently, “The Answer to Everything.” She's also written a poetry collection, “Know Your Monkey." For more Elyse Friedman, go here.Go to curator page
  • Mary Gaitskill
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    Mary Gaitskill is the author of the novels "Veronica" and "Two Girls, Fat and Thin." She has also written three books of stories, "Bad Behavior," "Because They Wanted To," and "Don't Cry." More Mary Gaitskill here.Go to curator page
  • Steven Galloway
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    Steven Galloway is the author of four novels including "The Cellist of Sarajevo" and "The Confabulist." His work has been translated into over 30 languages. He is a professor in UBC's Creative Writing Department and lives in New Westminster, Canada.Go to curator page
  • Zsuzsi Gartner
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    Zsuzsi Gartner is the author of the acclaimed story collection "All the Anxious Girls on Earth" and editor of the bestselling "Darwin’s Bastards: Astounding Tales from Tomorrow." Her collection, "Better Living through Plastic Explosives" was as a finalist for the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her fiction has been widely anthologized and broadcast on CBC in Canada and NPR in the U.S. More about Zsuzsi here.Go to curator page
  • Chris Gehman
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    Chris Gehman is an independent filmmaker, media arts programmer and critic. His short films have screened at Canadian and international festivals and cinematheques; they include the award-winning “Refraction Series” (2008), "Contrafacta" (2000, co-directed with Roberto Ariganello) and "First Dispatch from Atlantis" (1993). Chris has programmed screenings for organizations such as the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Image Forum (Tokyo), the Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago) and Pleasure Dome, and worked as a programmer and editor at Cinematheque Ontario from 1997 to 2000. From 2000 to 2004 he was the Artistic Director of the Images Festival, and in 2006 he co-programmed the Wavelengths section of the Toronto International Film Festival. His critical writings have appeared in periodicals such as Millenium Film Journal, Cinema Scope, Broken Pencil and Prefix Photo, and he recently co-edited an anthology of writings on artists' animation ("The Sharpest Point: Animation at the End of Cinema," YYZ Books, 2005).Go to curator page
  • John Goldbach
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    John Goldbach’s the author of “Selected Blackouts," a collection of short stories. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.Go to curator page
  • Lee Henderson
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    Lee Henderson is the author of three award-winning books, "The Broken Record Technique," a story collection, "The Man Game," a novel and winner of the BC Book Prize and the Vancouver Book Prize in 2009, and "The Road Narrows As You Go." Lee's fiction and art writing are regularly published in The Walrus and Border Crossings magazine, and numerous other magazines and journals. He has curated exhibitions of contemporary art and experimental music. Before making books and stories, Lee made cookies, hamburgers, invoices, ad copy, and once, long ago, animation for a Sonic Youth video, and once, even longer ago than that, he played in a John Cage 'happening' at the Banff Centre. More about Lee here.Go to curator page
  • David Heti
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    David Heti is a still young man who carries forth in his hometown of Toronto. Quietly waiting out his remaining days in the hopes of something better, he is never sadder than after breakfast. When not performing stand-up comedy, he may often find himself reassessing purchases of bread or being comforted by others. More David Heti here and here.Go to curator page
  • Sheila Heti
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    Sheila Heti is the author of "The Middle Stories," "Ticknor," and "How Should A Person Be?" —  chosen by The New York Times as one of the 100 Best Books of 2012. She's also published an illustrated book for children, "We Need a Horse," featuring art by Clare Rojas, and a book of "conversational philosophy" called "The Chairs Are Where the People Go," with Misha Glouberman. She works as Interviews Editor at The Believer and has contributed many interviews with writers and artists to the magazine. She is also the creator of the Trampoline Hall lecture series and The Metaphysical Poll, which collected the sleeping dreams people were having of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton during the 2008 primaries (It was clear from the dreams that Obama would win). More Sheila Heti here.Go to curator page
  • Ernest Hilbert
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    Ernest Hilbert is the author of two collections of poetry, "Sixty Sonnets" and "All of You on the Good Earth," as well as a spoken word album recorded with rock band and orchestra, "Elegies & Laments," available from Pub Can Records. He hosts the popular blog E-Verse (www.everseradio.com) and the E-Verse Equinox Reading Series at Fergie’s Pub in Philadelphia. His poems have appeared in The New Republic, Yale Review, American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Parnassus, Boston Review, Verse, New Criterion, American Scholar, and the London Review as well as in a number of anthologies, including "The Incredible Sestinas Anthology" (2013), "The Swallow Anthology of New American Poets," and two Penguin anthologies, "Poetry: A Pocket Anthology" and "Literature: A Pocket Anthology" (2011). He works at Bauman Rare Books in Philadelphia, where he lives with his wife Lynn Makowsky, the Keeper of the Mediterranean Section at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. More Ernest here.Go to curator page
  • Mike Hoolboom
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    Mike Hoolboom is a Canadian artist working in film and video. He is the author of “Plague Years” (1998), “Fringe Film in Canada” (2000) and “Practical Dreamers” (2008) and a novel, “The Steve Machine” (2008). He has co-edited books on media artists Philip Hoffman (2000) and Frank Cole (2009), and co-authored a book on David Rimmer (2009). He is a founding member of the Pleasure Dome screening collective, and has worked as the artistic director of the Images Festival and the experimental film co-ordinator at Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre. He has won more than thirty international prizes, two lifetime achievement awards and enjoyed nine retrospectives of his work. More Mike Hoolboom here.Go to curator page
  • Nathalie Jordi
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    Nathalie Jordi provides the People's Pops in Brooklyn with her high-school prom date and his roommate. Read all about it here. Nathalie has also been known to eat with strangers. She's written for the Los Angeles Times, Bon Appetit, and the New York Times. Nathalie Jordi shares her time with New York and New Orleans; her movements can be tracked here.Go to curator page
  • Lisan Jutras
    CloseRyeberg Curator BioLisan Jutras RSS
    Lisan Jutras was the author of the short-lived “Microcelebrities” column about memes and viral videos that appeared in The Globe and Mail. Before that, she was their pets columnist, which embarrasses her a little. She is currently deputy books editor there. Her work hasn’t appeared in as many places as she’d like, mostly because she’s been too chicken-shit to pitch stuff. She doesn’t need your pity, though! Things are looking up.Go to curator page
  • Joanna Kavenna
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    Joanna Kavenna is the author of three novels, "Come To The Edge," "The Birth of Love," and “Inglorious,” winner of the 2008 Orange Prize for New Writers. Her first book, “The Ice Museum: In Search of the Lost Land of Thule” was an account of a poetic tour through northern lands. Kavenna writes for the London Review of Books, the Guardian and Observer, the Times Literary Supplement, the International Herald Tribune,Spectator Magazine and the Telegraph. More Joanna Kavenna here.Go to curator page
  • Markus Kirschner
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    Markus Kirschner is a filmmaker and production designer. Among his credits, he wrote and directed the short film "Communion" and production designed the 2012 documentary "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God," as well as Sundance 2010 selection, "3 Backyards," starring Edie Falco, Elias Koteas and Embeth Davidtz. He holds a B.A. from Bard College and an M.F.A. from Columbia University, New York.Go to curator page
  • Sholem Krishtalka
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    Sholem is a painter and a writer. His writing has appeared in Canadian Art Magazine, Bookforum Online, C Magazine, CBC Arts Online (among others) and in various artist's catalogues. His artwork has been exhibited in numerous venues around Toronto and New York. He is featured in the survey of Canadian painting "Carte Blanche 2: Painting," published by the Magenta Foundation. For more Sholem Krishtalka, click here.Go to curator page
  • Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
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    Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer is the author of three novels, "Perfecting," "The Nettle Spinner," and most recently, "All the Broken Things," as well as a short fiction collection, "Way Up." She teaches creative writing through The University of Toronto and online through The New York Times Knowledge Network. For more Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, go here. Photo by Ken Woroner.Go to curator page
  • Amy Langstaff
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    Amy Langstaff is a writer and consultant based in Toronto. She holds a literature degree and a diploma in cabinetmaking — the latter irrelevant to her current work but attesting to a meticulous nature. For more Amy Langstaff, click here.Go to curator page
  • Peter Lynch
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    Peter Lynch’s widely acclaimed work is often compared with that of Werner Herzog and Errol Morris. His first dramatic short, “Arrowhead,” received the 1994 Genie Award. In 1996, he made “Project Grizzly," one of Canada’s most acclaimed documentaries (referenced on The Simpsons!). These were followed by “The Herd” and “A Whale Of A Tale.” His 2001 “Cyberman” was featured at over 50 international film festivals, and listed as a top 10 feature film of the year by Film Comment. More Peter Lynch here.Go to curator page
  • Adnan Mahmutović
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    Adnan Mahmutović was born in 1974 in Banja Luka, northern Bosnia and moved to Sweden as a refugee in 1993. He is the author of "Thinner than a Hair," a novel, and "How to Fare Well and Stay Fair," a story collection. His fiction deals with contemporary European history and issues of identity and home. He teaches English literature at Stockholm University. More about Adnan here.Go to curator page
  • Pasha Malla
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    Pasha Malla is the author of "The Withdrawal Method" (stories) and "All Our Grandfathers Are Ghosts" (poems, sort of) and "People Park" (a novel).Go to curator page
  • David Marchese
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    David Marchese is a Toronto-born writer currently living in Brooklyn. You can find him online here, among other places.Go to curator page
  • Nyla Matuk
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    Nyla Matuk is the author of "Sumptuary Laws." Her poetry has also appeared in several literary journals in Canada, online at the Incongruous Quarterly and in the Archive of Poets at Greenboathouse Books. Nyla has published short fiction and essays in various literary journals including Event, Room of One's Own, Descant and Alphabet City's "Food and Trash" issues. She has also contributed journalism on architecture and literary topics as a freelancer to the Globe and Mail and numerous magazines. For more Nyla Matuk, go here.Go to curator page
  • Sean Michaels
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    Sean Michaels is an award-winning writer and critic whose work has appeared in The Guardian, The Believer, The Walrus, Rolling Stone and Pitchfork. He is founder of the peculiar music-blog Said the Gramophone. His debut novel, "Us Conductors," which reimagines the story of the theremin, won the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize. More Sean Michaels here.Go to curator page
  • Alexandra Molotkow
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    Alexandra Molotkow is a senior editor at Hazlitt Magazine and was previously an associate editor at The Walrus. Her writing has appeared in Toronto Life, The Globe and Mail, Maisonneuve, the New York Times Magazine, and she wrote a weekly column for the Toronto Standard.Go to curator page
  • Guillaume Morissette
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    Guillaume Morissette is the author of the collection of stories & poems "I Am My Own Betrayal" and the novel "New Tab." His work has appeared in Maisonneuve Magazine, HTMLGIANT, Carte-Blanche, Little Brother Magazine, Metazen, Thought Catalog and many other publications. More about Guillaume here.Go to curator page
  • Nick Mount
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    Nick Mount is Associate Professor of English at the University of Toronto, where he teaches Canadian literature and contemporary culture. He's also the fiction editor for the Walrus. Still, he wishes he was half as awesome as Techno Viking.Go to curator page