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Jun 5, 2019

Announcing the 2019/20 Writer in Residence, Edward Willett

One of Saskatchewan’s most prolific authors, Edward Willett, is looking forward to sharing his  expertise and passion for prose with the Saskatoon and area writing community through our Writer in Residence program.

An award-winning author based in Regina, Willett has published more than 60 books of science fiction, fantasy and non-fiction for children, teens and adults. Willet also hosts The Worldshapers podcast, which focuses on the creative process of other fantasy and science fiction writers.

Willett’s novel Marseguro (published by DAW Books in New York) won the 2009 Aurora Award for best English-language science fiction or fantasy book by a Canadian author. He also won a Saskatchewan Book Award for his young-adult fantasy novel Spirit Singer, which was just re-released through Willett’s own recently established publishing company, Shadowpaw Press. He has won or been shortlisted for numerous other awards and his next novel, Master of the World (book number two in his Worldshapers fantasy series) will be released in Sep 2019. He served as the Writer in Residence at Regina Public Library in 2011/12.

Willett’s term as SPL’s Writer in Residence begins in September 2019 and will run until April 2020. He will be our 39th Writer in Residence since the program was established in 1981. For more information, visit: www.saskatoonlibrary.ca/wir.

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