Department of English

University of Toronto

Foran, Charlie

Charlie Foran
Adjunct Professor; Graduate Faculty
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Charlie Foran was born and raised in Toronto. He holds degrees from the University of Toronto and the University College, Dublin, and has taught in China, Hong Kong, and Canada. He has published eleven books, including five novels. His fiction, non-fiction, and journalism have won the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Weston Prize, the Taylor Prize, the Canadian Jewish Book Award, two QSPELL prizes, and several National Magazine Awards. You can learn more about his books on his website. Charlie has also made radio documentaries for the CBC program Ideas and co-wrote the Gemini-winning TV documentary Mordecai Richler: The Last of the Wild Jews. A past president of PEN Canada, he is a senior fellow at Massey College, and an adjunct professor in the Dept of English at the University of Toronto. In 2014 he was named to the Order of Canada. Charlie Foran is also CEO and ED of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC), an organization committed to helping engage new Canadians in active citizenship and engendering conversations about inclusion. To learn more about the ICC, please visit our website:

Selected Publications

Planet Lolita, 2014
Extraordinary Canadians: Maurice Richard, 2013
Mordecai: The Life & Times, 2010
Join the Revolution, 2008
Caroline's Farewell, 2005
House of Fire, 2001
The Story of My Life (So Far), 1998
Butterfly Lovers, 1996
The Last House of Ulster, 1995
Kitchen Music, 1994
Sketches in Winter, (1992)

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