Joseph Kertes is the author of six works of fiction and the founder of Humber College's distinguished creative writing program.
His first novel, Winter Tulips, won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. His two children's books, The Gift and The Red Corduroy Shirt, met with critical acclaim. Gratitude won a Canadian Jewish Literary Award and the U.S. National Jewish Book Award for Fiction.
His latest novel, The Afterlife of Stars, has been described by Anne Michaels as “unforgettable and deeply moving,” and is being published this year in the U.S.