Sigmund Brouwer

Children, Fiction, Young Adult

Sigmund Brouwer is a Canadian author who writes novels, young adult fiction, and children's books. His novel Dead Man's Switch won the Arthur Ellis Award for Canada's best young adult mystery of the year, and was a finalist in the TD Canadian Children's Literature Awards. His novel Thief of Glory was Book of the Year for the Christy Awards and a winner of the Alberta Readers Choice Awards. Brouwer visits 80,000 students per year at schools across North America to promote reading and literacy. To this end, he has co-written two hockey fiction books in French with Gaston Gingras, who won a Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens in 1986. Brouwer also participates in school literacy programs with six-time Stanley Cup Champion and NHL Hall-of-Famer Bryan Trottier, all in efforts to hook reluctant readers.

Festival Years: 1998, 2000