Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

Colin McAdam

Colin McAdam
Photo courtesy of Lisa Myers

Colin McAdam has written for Harper’s and The Walrus. His novel Some Great Thing won the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award and was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Award, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in the U.K. His second novel, Fall, was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and awarded the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize. He lives in Toronto.

Writers Festival Appearances

  • 2004 (fall)
  • 2009 (spring)