“Catherine Hernandez is ground-breaking. Her talent is remarkable. I dare you not to cry or scream or marvel or, like me, do all at once while reading this book. This story is a masterpiece of voice and metaphor, image and embodiment.” – Cherie Dimaline

Catherine Hernandez is an award-winning author and screenwriter. Her first novel, Scarborough, won the Jim Wong-Chu Award for the unpublished manuscript; was shortlisted for the Toronto Book Awards, the Evergreen Forest of Reading Award, the Edmund White Award, and the Trillium Book Award; and a finalist for Canada Reads. Crosshairs was also shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award. She has written critically acclaimed plays and three children’s books. Her screenplay for the film adaptation of Scarborough won the Shawn Mendes Foundation Changemaker Award, was nominated for 11 Canadian Screen Awards and won 8, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay, amongst other awards. She is the creator of the audio sketch comedy series Imminent Disaster and is currently working on a few television projects. Catherine’s latest novel, The Story of Us is uniquely narrated by an all-seeing newborn baby and tells the story of generations of women trying to find a home and life for their families. The Toronto Star describes it as “at once bold and ambitious, while simultaneously hushed and intimate. It’s emotionally bare and astute, and frequently funny and utterly human, a reminder of the bonds that hold us, over generations and across cultures.”

Catherine’s appearance is supported by Author Patrons Toonie Book Club.

Appearing in 11. Complicated Belonging