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Kamal Al-Solaylee

Kamal Al-Solaylee

Professor and Transformation Lead
OfficeRCC 161
Phone416-979-5000 ext. 6390
MA in Edwadian Literature, Keele University
PhD in Victorian Literature, Nottingham University
JRN 303: Feature Reporting Workshop

Dr. Kamal Al-Solaylee 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: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone), 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.

  • Race
  • Immigration
  • Magazines and long-form narrative
  • Reported creative nonfiction and memoirs
  • Arts and culture writing

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