Syrian-Canadian author Danny Ramadan published his first collection of short stories at the age of 19, and worked as a journalist in Syria, Lebanon and Egypt before resettling in Canada.

Join this celebrated author as he discusses Own Voices, citing his various writer identities, including former refugee and queer person. Danny will also discuss craft, read from his work and answer questions from the moderator and audience.

Danny Ramadan has published in a variety of genres. He is currently serving as Writer-in-residence at the Saskatoon Public Library.

His debut novel, The Clothesline Swing, won the Independent Publisher Book Award and The Canadian Authors Association Award. Also shortlisted for an Evergreen Award, a Sunburst Award and a Lambda Award, the novel has been translated into French, German and Hebrew.
His children’s book, Salma the Syrian Chef is nominated for the Forest of Reading’s Blue Spruce award.
His forthcoming novel, The Foghorn Echoes will be released by Penguin Canada and Canongate UK in Summer 2022.
Danny graduated from UBC with an MFA in Creative Writing and lives in Vancouver with his husband, Matthew Ramadan.