Raziel Reid

Raziel Reid is a Vancouver-based writer of YA fiction.
Raziel Reid is the author of the novel When Everything Feels like the Movies. (Ash McGregor)

Raziel Reid is an author of YA fiction that addresses the challenges of being a gay adolescent. He portrays the subject in the YA novel When Everything Feels Like the Movies, which was awarded the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award for children's literature — text. The novel was defended by Elaine "Lainey" Lui on Canada Reads 2015. It was also nominated for the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT children's/young adult literature the same year. His latest book is the the YA novel Kens.

Books by Raziel Reid

Interviews with Raziel Reid

Raziel Reid | When Everything Feels Like the Movies

8 years ago
Duration 10:45
Raziel Reid talks about "When Everything Feels Like the Movies," his controversial, award-winning book.
Raziel Reid on The Next Chapter
Canada Reads starts on Monday, and Vancouver author Raziel Reid's debut novel When Everything Feels Like the Movies is one of five contenders vying for the title.


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