Grace O’Connell


Grace O’Connell is an editor, author of the national bestseller Magnified World and a Canadian Authors Association Emerging Writer Award winner. Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in publications such as The Walrus, The Globe & Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, ELLE Canada and The Journey Prize anthology. She writes for This Magazine, is the Senior Editor of Open Book, and teaches creative writing at University of Toronto. Be Ready for the Lightning is her new page-turning novel told through the eyes of a young woman who is trapped on a hijacked bus.