Kenneth J. Harvey is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist and international bestselling author.
His film “I’m 14 and I Hate the World” won the Kodak Best Atlantic Short Film Award at the
2011 Atlantic Film Festival and was screened at over a dozen film festivals around the world.
Varied in nature, his photographs are regularly featured on flickr’s Explore, the 500 most
interesting photographs from around the world, and have been licensed by Getty Images.
His books are published in Canada, the US, the UK, Russia, Germany, China, Japan, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Italy, Turkey, Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark and France.
He has won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, the Winterset Award, Italy’s Libro Del Mare, and has been nominated for the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and twice for both the Giller Prize and the Commonwealth Writers Prize.
His editorials have appeared on CBC Radio, in The Times (London) and in most major Canadian newspapers, including The Globe & Mail, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Telegraph Journal, Vancouver Sun, Toronto Star and Halifax Daily News.
Harvey sits on the board of directors of the Ottawa International Writers Festival.