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Barbara Radecki

Photo: Michele Ayoub 2016

Barbara Radecki started her career as an actor, and is probably best known for voicing Sailor Neptune in the original English dub of the popular Sailor Moon series. She has transitioned to writing, with a focus on full-length fiction and screenplays. Her screenplay, Modern Persuasion, is a film starring Alicia Witt and Bebe Neuwirth, and premiered at Cannes Marché 2020. She currently teaches story structure at University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies.

Her debut novel, The Darkhouse, came out to acclaim in 2016/17, including a Kirkus star and one of CBCBooks’ 15 Great Reads for Young Readers (1 of 5 for YA). In 2017, she was shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. Her second novel, Messenger 93, came out in April 2020, in the middle of a pandemic, and is a CBC Books pick, as well as a pick by the Forest of Reading, Red Maple, Kids Committee. 

She was born in Vancouver, grew up in Ontario and Montreal, and is now based in Toronto.

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The Darkhouse. Cormorant/DCB, 2016
Messenger 93. DCB, 2020
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