New Featured Author

News Date: 
06 January 2019


Marty Chan
 
  Marty Chan is an award winning author living in Edmonton, Alberta. He has written for television, radio and theatre, newspaper and has published several children’s and young adult books. Marty’s TV shows and plays have been watched around the world, and he continues to write in the company of his wife and two cats.
   Now his passion is inspiring the next generation of lifelong readers and writers. Using a combination of storytelling, improv, humour, and stage magic, he shares his love of words with audiences young and old.
   Marty has served as a writer in residence at the library systems in Edmonton, Strathcona County, Fort Saskatchewan, and St. Albert. He was the Citadel Theatre’s first playwright in residence. In 2016, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts named him one of the 25 most influential artists in Alberta.
  He has been Nominated for Golden Sheaf Award (Children’s Production), Yorkton Short Film Festival in 1998 and a lot more, in 2005 he won City of Edmonton Book Prize, Best Young Adult Novel, High Plains Book Awards, 2014 and also the Aurora Awards, 2014, for Best Young Adult Novel. Many more in Theatre, and Short Films. Most recent is the, Best Author, Vue Weekly, in 2017.