Michael Redhill is the author of the novel Martin Sloane, a finalist for the Giller prize, and the short story collection Fidelity. He has also written four poetry collections, including Asphodel, published in 1997, and Light-Crossing, published in 2001. His most recent works for the theatre are Goodness and Building Jerusalem, winner of a Dora Award. Redhill, the publisher and one of the editors of the literary magazine Brick, lives and works in Toronto. Consolation has been long-listed for the Man Booker Prize.
"Michael Redhill writes like the poet he is, vividly evoking filthy old Toronto and Hallam's growing affection for a town he originally thought would kill him. He creates some superb characters – especially dope addict photographer Ennis, and Claudia, his muse.... Consolation
is meticulously researched and unique in its accomplished blending of archival authenticity, with a deep emotional charge."
— NOW magazine