Kamal Al-Solaylee, an associate professor at the School of Journalism at Ryerson University, was previously a distinguished writer at Canada's national newspaper the Globe and Mail. Al-Solaylee also worked at Report on Business magazine and has written features and reviews for the Toronto Star, National Post, The Walrus, Toronto Life, Chatelaine, eye weekly, the Literary Review of Canada and Elle Canada. Al-Solaylee's bestselling memoir Intolerable was a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Nonfiction Prize, the Lambda Literary Award and won the Toronto Book Award. His second book, Brown, was shortlisted for the 2016 Governor General's Literary Award and won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for political writing.
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