2024 Festival:
October 21–27

Leanne Toshiko Simpson

LEANNE TOSHIKO SIMPSON is a mixed-race Yonsei writer who lives with bipolar disorder. Named Scarborough’s Emerging Writer in 2016 and nominated for the Journey Prize in 2019, she co-founded a reflective writing program at Canada’s largest mental health hospital and teaches at the University of Toronto. Never Been Better is her debut novel.

2024 Reading List: