2024 Festival:
October 21–27

Kai Thomas


KAI THOMAS is a graduate of McGill University and the University of Guelph’s Creative Writing MFA. Apart from writing, he works as a carpenter and a land steward. He is Afro-Canadian, born and raised in Ottawa, descended from Trinidad and the British isles. In The Upper Country is his first novel and was a national bestseller.

Emerging Authors presented thanks to the support of RBC

2023 Reading List: