March 3, 2024:


Zoe Whittall

Zoe Whittall



Zoe Whittall

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Zoe Whittall’s third novel, The Best Kind of People, was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and is currently being adapted for a limited series by director Sarah Polley. It was Indigo’s #1 Book of 2016 and a Heather’s Pick, and was chosen as Best Book of the Year by the Walrus, the Globe and Mail, Toronto Life and the National Post. Her second novel, Holding Still for as Long as Possible, won a Lambda Literary Award for trans fiction and was an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book. Her debut novel, Bottle Rocket Hearts, won the Dayne Ogilvie Prize and is being adapted for screen. Whittall sold her first sitcom, Breaking, to CTV in 2014 and recently optioned the half-hour comedy Wellville to CBC. She has worked as a writer on the Emmy Award–winning comedy Schitt’s Creek and the Baroness Von Sketch Show, for which she won a 2018 Canadian Screen Award. She has written three volumes of poetry. Zoe Whittall has an MFA from the University of Guelph. Her new novel, The Spectacular, is out now.

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