“A fast-paced international true crime story.” “A major work of investigative journalism.” “A globetrotting mystery filled with cunning and eccentric characters.” These are descriptions of Joshua Knelman’s much–anticipated first book, Hot Art.

Hot Art’s 304 pages detail Joshua’s pursuit of thieves and detectives through the secret world of stolen art. In 2006, he published a feature article, “Artful Crimes,” in The Walrus. “Artful Crimes” won a gold in the Arts and Entertainment category of Canada’s National Magazine Awards and became the basis of his new book.

A founding member of The Walrus, Joshua’s writing has appeared in Toronto Life, TORO, Saturday Night, CBCarts.ca, The National Post, Quill & Quire, and The Globe and Mail.

Joshua was also the fiction editor of Four Letter Word: A Collection of Fictional Love Letters, and Four Letter Word: New Love Letters. “Devilishly satisfying,” Toronto Star wrote. “So fine a collection of love’s contemporary chroniclers has seldom been assembled. Their literary skill and inventiveness are what make this diverse meditation on the four–letter word so wonderful to read,” The Globe and Mail noted. “Ridiculously enjoyable. A true pleasure,” chorused the Guardian.

Joshua lives in Toronto, where he holds the Massey College Barbara Moon Editorial Fellowship for the 2011–2012 academic year.

Website: www.dmpibooks.com/author/joshua-knelman