Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

Laurie Gelman

Laurie Gelman

Laurie Gelman was born and raised in Ottawa. She spent twenty-five years as a broadcaster in both Canada and the United States before trying her hand at writing novels.

Her debut novel, Class Mom, was a shortlisted finalist for the 2018 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, and won the 2018 Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature.

Laurie has appeared on Live With Ryan and Kelly, Watch What Happens Live, and The Talk, among others. She lives in New York City with her husband, Michael Gelman, and two teenage daughters.

Writers Festival Appearances