Lewis DeSoto‘s latest novel is The Restoration Artist. An artist as well as a writer, he has exhibited his paintings across Canada. A former editor of the Literary Review of Canada, DeSoto has published essays and short stories in numerous journals, and he was awarded the Books in Canada/Writers’ Union Short Prose Award. His novel, A Blade of Grass, was nominated for the Man Booker Prize, the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize and the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. He is also the author of a biography of Emily Carr, part of the Extraordinary Canadians series.

Events Lewis DeSoto was involved in

  • In Conversation: Antanas Sileika & Drew Hayden Taylor

    Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 2:00 PM

    Antanas Sileika and Drew Hayden Taylor discuss the role of cynicism, sarcasm and humour in literature with Lewis DeSoto.


  • The Creative Genius of Tom Thomson

    Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 12:00 PM

    David Silcox, art historian and cultural administrator, will present the story and work of Tom Thomson.


  • In Conversation with Joel Thomas Hynes

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 7:30 PM

    Join film and television critic and author, Richard Crouse, as he interviews award-winning multidisciplinary artist Joel Thomas Hynes about his new book We'll All Be Burnt In Our Beds Some Night.


  • A Taste of Fiction

    Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 8:00 PM

    Peter Geye, Ben Sanders, and Cordelia Strube will offer you a taste of their fiction.


  • Stories of Men

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 8:00 PM

    Darren Greer, Luisgé Martin, David Szalay, and Nathan Whitlock reinvent the 'Man'.