Welcome to my website.

From here you can find out about my most recent work, Emancipation Day – my first novel – as well as my latest translation, October 1970, by Louis Hamelin. You can also review my previous titles, learn what Events and News are coming up, and I hope read my Blog.

Many thanks for your interest in my work. Don’t forget to check out the News and read the Reviews.

GradyV8c copyEmancipation Day in the News:

Emancipation Day has been longlisted for the Libris Award for Fiction Book of the Year. Please see THE NEWS page for more details.

Emancipation Day has been shortlisted for the 2014 Amazon.ca First Novel Award! Please go to THE NEWS page for more information about the award.

Emancipation Day has been named in two round-ups of the best books of 2013. The first in the National Post, in Phil Marchand’s list of his favourite books of the year, and the second in the CBC list of the best 10 books of 2013. To read the citations for Emancipation Day and the year’s other big books, please go to: National Post – Philip Marchand’s column with his favourites of 2013 CBC Best Books of 2013


October 1970_mech_1October 1970 in the News:

October 1970 has been voted by Canadians to be one of the top 10 novels that can change Canada. Find out more about the CBC Canada Reads contest by clicking here.

October 1970 has also been declared one of the top 100 books of 2013 by Amazon.ca editors.




More Emancipation Day News:

Open Book Ontario asked a number of writers, including me, to write about the role of “place” in their work. My essay about “place” in Emancipation Day can be read by clicking here.

Both Emancipation Day and my translation of Louis Hamelin’s novel October 1970 made the Scotiabank Giller longlist!

Indigo Books named Emancipation Day a “Heather’s Pick.”

Amazon.ca picked Emancipation Day as a “Best Book of July”!

Chatelaine magazine named Emancipation Day its Book of the Month in the September issue!

Indigo.ca advised its I-Rewards customers that if they liked Esi Edugyan’s Half-Black Blues, they’d also want to read Emancipation Day.

Check out Hazlitt, Random House’s online literary magazine, for my response to their questionnaire, the first question of which was: “What three words do you associate with your first relationship?” Yikes.

Wayne Grady

Author Appearances Spring 2014

April 9-14, 2014

ImagiNation Writers’ Festival,
Quebec City, Quebec
Details TBA

April 21-27, 2014

Frye Festival
Moncton, New Brunswick
Details: TBA

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