Anthony De Sa

Anthony De Sa

Anthony De Sa’s work draws heavily upon his experiences growing up in Toronto’s Portuguese community. Barnacle Love, his first book of interlocking stories, was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Toronto Book Award. De Sa’s second book, Kicking the Sky, was a national bestseller. A graduate of the University of Toronto, he attended the Humber School for Writers and Ryerson University. He now heads the English department and directs the creative writing program at a Toronto high school for the arts. He lives in Toronto with his wife and three sons.

Website: anthonydesa.com
Twitter: @antiole

FESTIVAL BOOK

Children of the Moon

Spanning decades and continents, <em>Children of the Moon </em>is a raw and compelling novel of love, war, and the heartbreaking impact of the past on the present. The story is told by three narrators – Po, a Maasai woman facing violence and ostracism because of her albinism, Serafim, the journalist she tells her story to, and Ezequiel, a former child soldier from Mozambique whose story intersects with Po’s. An unforgettable exploration of love and memory, <em>Children of the Moon</em> ponders who is worth fighting for and who should be left behind.
<h3>DIVE DEEPER</h3>
<strong>Interviews</strong>
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<li>“The Chat with Anthony De Sa” — <a href="https://49thshelf.com/Blog/2019/07/09/The-Chat-with-Anthony-De-Sa"><em>49th Shelf</em></a></li>
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<strong>Profiles</strong>
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<li>“Author Anthony De Sa still haunted by research into new novel, Children of the Moon” — <a href="https://calgaryherald.com/entertainment/books/author-anthony-de-sa-still-haunted-by-research-into-new-novel-children-of-the-moon"><em>Calgary Herald</em></a></li>
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