Kamal Al-Solaylee

Kamal Al-Solaylee, PhD
Associate Professor

Dr. Al-Solaylee is the author of the national bestselling memoir Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes which won the 2013 Toronto Book Award and was a finalist for the CBC’s Canada Reads, the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Nonfiction and the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. His latest book, Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone), was hailed as “brilliant” by The Walrus magazine and “essential reading” by the Globe and Mail. It was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Awards for Nonfiction, the Trillium Book Award and won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. He was previously a theatre critic at the Globe and Mail and has written reviews and features on arts and politics for all major Canadian publications, including Toronto Star, National Post, The Walrus, Toronto Life, Chatelaine, Quill & Quire and Literary Review of Canada.

PhD in Victorian Literature, Nottingham University

MA in Edwadian Literature, Keele University

Race, immigration, magazines and long-form narrative, reported creative nonfiction and memoirs, arts and culture writing

JRN 120 – The Culture of News

JRN 121 – Intro to Reporting

JRN 303 – Feature Reporting Workshop

JRN 403 – Journalism and Ideas

JRN 500 – Journalism and the Arts

JN8203 – Magazine and Feature Writing

JN 8105 – Critical Approaches to Journalistic Practice