BIO: Kamal Al-Solaylee

Kamal Al-Solaylee, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Ryerson School of Journalism. He is the author of the national bestselling memoir Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes which won the 2013 Toronto Book Award and was a finalist for the CBC’s Canada Reads, the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Nonfiction and the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction.

His latest book, Brown, was hailed as “brilliant” by The Walrus magazine and “essential reading” by the Globe and Mail. It was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Awards for Nonfiction, the Trillium Book Award and won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.

He was previously a theatre critic at the Globe and Mail and has written reviews and features on arts and politics for all major Canadian publications, including Toronto Star, National Post, The Walrus, Toronto Life, Chatelaine, Quill & Quire and Literary Review of Canada.