Edward Willett chosen for Saskatoon Public Library's Writer in Residence 2019/20
From Saskatoon Public Library Website:
Edward Willett is an award-winning writer and performer based in Regina. He has published more than 60 books of science fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction for both children and adults (a few under pseuodnyms). He also hosts The Worldshapers podcast, which focuses on the creative processes of other science fiction and fantasy authors, and has done extensive work writing science columns and appearing as a guest on science-based radio shows.
Willett won a Saskatchewan Book Award for his young-adult fantasy novel Spirit Singer (just re-released from his own recently established publishing company, Shadowpaw Press), and has been shortlisted for seven other books, most recently this year for his short-story collection, Paths to the Stars (Shadowpaw Press). His 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, and he’s been shortlisted multiple times, including for two books in his Shards of Excalibur modern-day young-adult fantasy series, set largely in Saskatchewan and published by Coteau Books. He’s won or been shortlisted for a number of other awards at both provincial and national levels. His next novel, Master of the World, Book 2 in his new Worldshapers fantasy series, will be released by DAW Books on Sept. 10, just as he begins his term as writer-in-residence at SPL. Willett has also edited literary magazines, taught creative writing, and mentored writers. He served as writer-in-residence at the Regina Public Library in 2011-2012.
Willett's residency will begin in September 2019.
To learn more about Willett’s work, please visit his website: www.edwardwillett.com.
See link below to learn more about SPL's Writer in Residence program, Willett's availability and contact info, and how to apply for working with the writer-in-residence: https://saskatoonlibrary.ca/wir