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Dirk McLean

Photo: Renee Deschenes 2012

DIRK McLEAN is the author of children's picture books: Steel Drums and Ice Skates (Groundwood), Play Mas’! A Carnival ABC, and Curtain Up! (Tundra). As well as four YA Sports Stories novels with James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers: Not Out, Team Fugee, and Tournament Fugee. He has also written radio drama, and stage plays that have toured southern Ontario elementary schools. He is a member of The Writers’ Union of Canada and The Canadian Children’s Book Centre and IBBY Canada. Dirk was born in Trinidad & Tobago and lives in Toronto. Lone Runner is his latest YA Sports novel.

Phone number:
416-553-3013

Publications

Steel Drums and Ice Skates. Groundwood Books, 1996
Play Mas'! A Carnival ABC. Tundra Books, 2000
Curtain Up! A Book for Young Performers. Tundra Books, 2010
Not Out. James Lorimer & Co. Ltd., Publishers, 2012
Team Fugee. James Lorimer & Co. Ltd., Publishers, 2017
Tournament Fugee. James Lorimer & Co. Ltd., Publishers, 2017
Lone Runner. James Lorimer & Co. Ltd., Publishers, 2021

Awards

Dirk McLean for Not Out, 2013
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

TBA

Presentation Length:
60 min +
Genre:
YA Fiction & Picture Book
Grades:
5-8 4-6
Audience size:
Flexible
Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$400.
Two sessions:
$700.
Three sessions:
$1,000.
Four sessions:
$1,200.
GST:
GST applicable

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