Anthony De Sa grew up in Toronto’s Portuguese community. His short fiction has been published in several literary magazines. Anthony's first book, Barnacle Love, was critically acclaimed and became a finalist for the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2009 Toronto Book Award. Anthony’s novel, Kicking the Sky, was set in 1977, the year a twelve-year-old shoeshine boy named Emanuel Jaques was brutally raped and murdered in Toronto. The novel was a finalist for the 2014 Toronto Book Award, the 2014 LIBRIS Award, and the 2014 Canadian Authors Association Fiction Award Finalist. His novel, Children of the Moon, was released in 2019 to critical acclaim. He is currently working on a new novel.
Anthony graduated from University of Toronto and did his post-graduate work at Queen’s University. He attended The Humber School for Writers and Toronto Metropolitan University. He lives in Toronto with his wife and three boys.
A presentation on memory and its importance in writing fiction. General and anecdotal talk about the influences that transcend memory and figure prominently in the process of writing.
Tapping into Sensual Writing. An exploration of how to make writing come alive to the reader through the use of sensory stimulation.
A presentation on memory and its importance in writing fiction. General and anecdotal talk about the influences that transcend memory and figure prominently in the process of writing. The real focus of the talk is to mentor a positive writing community and to spur students to explore what they are capable of in their writing.