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The Contributors

Amelia Kahaney

Amelia Kahaney lives in Brooklyn. Her short stories have appeared in such journals as One Story and Crazyhorse, and the anthology Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). She has ghostwritten three young adult novels and taught creative writing and other classes at Brooklyn College and Parsons the New School for Design. Her story “Fire Season” was recently optioned for film. Last updated summer, 2011.

Shari Kasman

Shari Kasman is the creator of a fact book and two photo books about Toronto’s Galleria mall. She’s also the author of a short story collection, Everything Life Has to Offer. Last updated spring, 2022.

Sandra Kasturi

Sandra Kasturi lives in York. She is the author of The Animal Bridegroom (Tightrope, 2007). Last updated Halloween, 2008.

Fred Kelly

Fred Kelly was a comic artist best known for creating the original Mr. Monster, in 1946, for Bell Features, during the Canadian Whites era. He died in 2005.

Richard Kelly Kemick

Richard Kelly Kemick is a National Magazine Award–winning writer living in Calgary. His debut poetry collection, Caribou Run, was named one of CBC’s fifteen must-read poetry collections. Last updated summer, 2017.

Bill Kennedy

Bill Kennedy lives in Scarborough. He is a writer, Web designer, co-host of the Lexiconjury reading series, and director of the Scream in High Park poetry festival. Last updated Christmas, 2002.

Greg Kennedy

Greg Kennedy lives in the Palmerston area. Last updated Christmas, 1997.

Susan Kernohan

Susan Kernohan writes stories and poetry in Christie-Ossington and works at a library near Mel Lastman Square. Her poetry has appeared in Grain, Contemporary Verse 2, SubTerrain, the New Quarterly, and the Antigonish Review. Last updated Halloween, 2008.

Deirdre Kessler

Deirdre Kessler lives in Charlottetown and is the provincial poet laureate. She is the author of two dozen children’s novels and picture books, poetry and memoir. Last updated summer, 2017.

Jason Kieffer

Jason Kieffer has published two full-length books, Zanta: The Living Legend and The Rabble of Downtown Toronto. His most recent comic is Drawing Thinking of You Dancing, based on choreography by the dance artist Mairi Greig. Last updated winter, 2015–2016.

Sabina Kim

Sabina Kim lives in a leaning house on the border of High Park and the Junction. She is a writer and editor doing graduate work at York University, concentrating on poetry and the empty subject. Her work has appeared in Grain and Absinthe. Last updated Christmas, 2004.

Lauren Kirshner

Lauren Kirshner lives in Dufferin Grove. She recently was named Toronto’s best emerging author by Now. Her debut novel, Where We Have to Go (M. & S., 2009), was short-listed for the 2010 Toronto Book Award, has been translated into German and Dutch, and soon will be published in the U.S. Recently, she was appointed the writer-in-residence for the County of Brant Public Library, and is at work on her second novel. Last updated Christmas, 2011.

Luba Krekhovetsky

Luba Krekhovetsky lives in Toronto. Last updated summer, 2006.

Sholem Krishtalka

Sholem Krishtalka lives in Beaconsfield. He is a writer and a painter who made his New York debut with a solo show at Jack the Pelican Presents in spring, 2009, and recently launched a specially commissioned folio of prints with ARTinvestor magazine, based in Munich, Germany. Last updated Christmas, 2009.

Chris Kuriata

Chris Kuriata has published stories in Blank Fiction and the Feathertale Review. Last updated fall, 2022.

Liisa Ladouceur

Liisa Ladouceur is a poet, arts reporter, and real live goth living in Parkdale who likes arcane words and dead things. Her dream date is Jack Skellington. Last updated Halloween, 2008.

Andrew Lafleche

Andrew Lafleche is the editor of Gravitas. His most recent books are One Hundred Little Victories, Eyes Wide, and Ride. Last updated winter, 2020–2021.

Richmond Lam

Richmond Lam is a portrait and lifestyle photographer born in Hong Kong and currently living in Montreal. Last updated winter, 2020–2021.

Brett Lamb

Brett Lamb lives in Leslieville. He is a freelance cartoonist and graphic designer for film and television. He contributes regularly to the Annex Gleaner and Torontoist, and his cartoons have appeared on How I Met Your Mother and Tosh.0. Last updated summer, 2011.

Michael LaPointe

Michael LaPointe is a columnist with The Paris Review. His first novel, The Creep, was published in 2021. Last updated spring, 2022.

Dave Lapp

Dave Lapp’s most recent book is People Around Here, a collection of the strip that originated in the Annex Gleaner newspaper in 1999, and appeared on Taddle Creek’s back page from 2004 to 2022. He first contributed to the magazine in 2001. Last updated fall, 2022.

Allison LaSorda

Allison LaSorda has recently published work in the Fiddlehead and Shenandoah, and on Haz­litt. Her debut collection, Stray, was published in 2017. Last updated winter, 2017–2018.

JonArno Lawson

JonArno Lawson is the author of several books, including Down in the Bottom of the Bottom of the Box, Enjoy It While It Hurts, and, most recently, Sidewalk Flowers (with the illustrator Sydney Smith). Last updated summer, 2015.

David Lee

David Lee lives in the Harbourfront area. He is a big nerd who loves video games, computers, and gadgets. When not geeking-out, he can usually be found eating French food or reading Haruki Murakami. Last updated summer, 2008.

Dennis Lee

Dennis Lee lives in Toronto. His next children’s book will be Melvis and Elvis. Last updated summer, 2014.

Alexandra Leggat

Alexandra Leggat is the author of The Incomparables and a teacher of creative writing at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. Her short story collection Animal was short-listed for the Trillium Book Award. She first contributed to the magazine in 2000. Last updated fall, 2022.

Joshua Levy

Joshua Levy has published work in the Malahat Review, Maisonneuve, the Puritan, and the Feathertale Review. He was CBC's 2018 writer-in-residence, and a winner of the CBC Nonfiction Prize and th Carte Blanche/CNFC Creative Nonfiction Prize. His debut poetry collection, The Loudest Thing, was published in 2019. Last updated winter, 2019–2020.

Joanna Lilley

Joanna Lilley lives in Whitehorse. She is the author of the poetry collections If There Were Roads and The Fleece Era, and The Birthday Books, a book of stories. Last updated summer, 2017.

Hartley Lin

Hartley Lin is the author of Young Frances, which won a Doug Wright Award, and the comic series Pope Hats. His covers for Taddle Creek Nos. 28 and 31 were nominated for National Magazine Awards. He drew Tad, the magazine’s mascot, from 2012 to 2022, and first contributed to the magazine (as Ethan Rilly) in 2010. Last updated fall, 2022.

G. J. Lindeblom

G. J. Lindeblom is a Seaton Village resident and a photographer with New York City gallery credits. He has recently completed his first novel, for which he is seeking a publisher. Last updated Christmas, 1999.

James Lindsay

James Lindsay is the author of the poetry collection Our Inland Sea. He writes regularly for Open Book, where he interviews poets about their work, and is the co-owner of Pleasence Records. Last updated summer, 2018.

Jackie Linton

Jackie Linton recently left Toronto to complete the master of science in publishing program at New York University. She is a recent graduate from the University of Toronto, where she edited the Hart House Review. Currently, she publishes the independent arts and culture quarterly Bad Day. Last updated summer, 2011.

Michael Lista

Michael Lista is the author of the poetry collection Bloom. He lives in Toronto and is the poetry editor of The Walrus and the poetry columnist for the National Post. Last updated summer, 2013.

Billie Livingston

Billie Livingston won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award for her short story collection, Greedy Little Eyes. Her latest novel, One Good Hustle, was long-listed for the 2012 Giller Prize. Last updated Winter, 2013–2014.

Benjamin Lof

Benjamin Lof lives in Edmonton and Toronto. He has been published in The Journey Prize Stories, won the Howard O’Hagan Award, and was a finalist for both the Bronwen Wallace Award and the Western Magazine Awards. Last updated winter, 2013–2014.

Andrew Loung

Andrew Loung lives in the Annex. His work has appeared in the Hart House Review, the U.C. Review, and Ça Met Égal. Last updated summer, 2002.

Jennifer LoveGrove

Jennifer LoveGrove is the author of poetry collection Beautiful Children with Pet Foxes. Her novel, Watch How We Walk, was short-listed for the Giller Prize. She first contributed to the magazine in 2001. Last updated fall, 2022.

Mark Lyall

Mark Lyall lives in Seaton Village. He works as a graphic designer for a Toronto marketing and communications firm. Last updated summer, 2008.