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Anthony De Sa

Anthony De Sa

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Anthony De Sa is a Canadian writer whose fiction has been published internationally. His first book, Barnacle Love, was a finalist for the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the 2009 Toronto Book Award, and won Portugal's Prémios de Talento Award for Literature. Published by Doubleday Canada, Algonquin (USA), and Publicações Dom Quixote (Portugal), the collection of linked short stories gained critical acclaim and praise from jurors Margaret Atwood and Colm Tóibín.

His second release, Kicking the Sky, published in Canada and the USA, became a national bestseller, a finalist for the 2013 Libris Award, the Toronto Book Award, and the Canadian Authors Assoc. Award.

His most recent novel, Children of the Moon, set against the backdrop of a turbulent colonial Mozambique and Tanzania, was published by Doubleday Canada in 2019.

Highly respected and a gifted public speaker, Anthony De Sa’s distinctive voice delves into issues of immigration, faith, and Portuguese identity. He lives and works in Toronto.



Barnacle Love. Doubleday Canada, 2008
Kicking the Sky. Doubleday Canada, 2013
Children of the Moon. Doubleday Canada, 2019


Scotiabank Giller Prize - Finalist for Barnacle Love, 2008
Toronto Book Award - Finalist for Barnacle Love, 2009
Toronto Book Award - Finalist for Kicking the Sky, 2014
Canadian Authors Assoc. Award - Finalist for Kicking the Sky, 2014
LIBRIS Award - Finalist for Kicking the Sky, 2013
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:


Presentation Description

Stringing Words - Teachers believe in the power of reading and want to impart a love for reading to their students. At times, they use subversive teaching methods to trick students into becoming active readers. When teachers allow students to use reading to interact in meaningful ways, by discussing issues important to them, they become part of a reading community. Explore various techniques designed to get students reading and writing creatively in ways you never thought possible.

Presentation Length:
45 min - 1 hour
Creative Writing - Fiction