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Our current Writer in Residence is Pasha Malla.

About Pasha Malla

Pasha Malla is an award-winning author of five books, including The Withdrawal Method - a Commonwealth Prize shortlist and winner of Trillium Book Award. He is a frequent contributor to Newyorker.com, The Walrus and the Globe and Mail.

Programs featuring Pasha Malla.


We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2017 position of Writer in Residence in Local History Fiction or Nonfiction.

Apply to be Writer In Residence

Toronto Public Library typically hosts two residencies per year.

Writers who have held residencies at the library include Gail Bowen, Chester Brown, Austin Clarke, Karen Connelly, Deborah Cooke, Farzana Doctor, Sarah Ellis, Rabindranath Maharaj, Elizabeth Ruth, Robert J. Sawyer, Karl Schroeder, Allan Stratton, Sugith Varughese, Tim Wynne-Jones, Alissa York, David S. Young and Kim Echlin.

Applications are now being accepted until Friday, May 12, 2017 for the Fall 2017 Writer in Residence - Local History Fiction or Nonfiction at Toronto Reference Library.

Writer in Residence Posting (PDF)