Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

Kerri Sakamoto

Kerri Sakamoto
Photo by Daniel Tisch

Kerri Sakamoto debuted as a novelist in 1998 with The Electrical Field, a finalist for a slew of awards--the Governor General's Award, the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize and the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award--and winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book and the Canada-Japan Literary Award. The Toronto Star said "Kerri Sakamoto represents a major new force in the landscape of Canadian fiction." Her second novel, One Hundred Million Hearts, appeared in 2003 to critical acclaim.

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