Todd Babiak

Just Getting Started: Edmonton Public Library's First 100 Years, 1913-2013

University of Alberta Press

Todd Babiak is a bestselling novelist, an award-winning screenwriter and journalist, a producer, a consultant, and a popular keynote speaker. He worked for the Edmonton Journal for several years and published four novels. His first novel, Choke Hold, was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and a winner of the Henry Kreisel Award, and his second novel, The Garneau Block, was a longlisted nominee for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, won the City of Edmonton Book Prize, and was shortlisted for the Alberta Book Award for best novel. The Book of Stanley is in development as a television series. His fourth novel, Toby: A Man, was published by HarperCollins in January 2010. It was shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour and won the Georges Bugnet Award for best work of fiction by an Alberta author. He lives in Edmonton.

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