Jason Guriel at TIFA!

September 24, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay W
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
Jason Guriel at TIFA! @ Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Jason Guriel (The Full-Moon Whaling Chronicles) will be at the Toronto International Festival of Authors, for the panel “Storytelling Shape-shifters.” Jason will be joined by fellow author Miquel de Palol to discuss their new novels’ imagined worlds shaped by natural and man-made disasters. Playful in form and deeply imaginative, these two stories explore the impact of pop culture, humanity’s impact on the planet, and the enduring power of story to get us through the darkest of times.

The event, followed by a book signing, will take place on Sunday, September 24 at 7:30PM ET.

More details here!

Get The Full-Moon Whaling Chronicles here.


The follow-up to Guriel’s NYT New & Noteworthy Forgotten Work is a mashup of Moby-DickThe Lord of the Rings, Byron, cyberpunk, Swamp ThingTeen Wolf … and more.

It’s 2070. Newfoundland has vanished, Tokyo is a new Venice, and many people have retreated to “bonsai housing”: hives that compress matter in a world that’s losing ground to rising tides. Enter Kaye, an English literature student searching for the reclusive author of a YA classic—a beloved novel about teenage werewolves sailing to a fabled sea monster’s nest. Kaye’s quest will intersect with obsessive fan subcultures, corporate conspiracies, flying gondolas, an anthropomorphic stove, and the molecular limits of reality itself. Set in the same world as Guriel’s acclaimed Forgotten Work, which the New York Times called “unlikely, audacious, and ingenious,” and written in rhyming couplets, The Full-Moon Whaling Chronicles cuts between Kaye’s quest, chapters from the YA novel, and guerilla works of fanfic in a visionary verse novel destined to draw its own cult following.


Jason Guriel is the author of On BrowsingForgotten Work, and other books. He lives in Toronto.