Speaker Profiles

Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

Moderator

Film Critic and Arts Columnist at The Globe and Mail

Kate Taylor is a Toronto author and journalist. A National Newspaper Award winner, she writes about the arts for the Globe and Mail, where she currently serves as lead film critic. She also writes a weekly column about culture covering such topics as copyright, digital disruption and Canadian-content regulation. In 2009-2010, she was awarded the Atkinson Fellowship in public policy journalism to study Canadian cultural sovereignty in the digital age. The results of that research were published in the Toronto Star in September, 2010.

Kate’s debut novel, Mme Proust and the Kosher Kitchen, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for best first book (Canada/Caribbean region) and the Toronto Book Award in 2004. Her second novel, A Man in Uniform, was nominated for the Ontario Library Association’s Evergreen Award and won Kingston Reads: The Battle of the Books, while her most recent, Serial Monogamy, is a 2017 Evergreen nominee.

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