|Notable works||Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes|
Kamal Al-Solaylee (born 1964) is a Canadian journalist, who published his debut book, Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes, in 2012.
Born in Aden, his family went into exile in Beirut and Cairo following the British decolonization of Yemen in 1967. Following a brief return to Yemen in his 20s, Al-Solaylee moved to London to complete his PhD in English, before moving to Canada.
He has worked extensively as a journalist in Canada, including work for The Globe and Mail, Report on Business, the Toronto Star, the National Post, The Walrus, Xtra! and Toronto Life. He is currently the director of the undergraduate journalism program at Ryerson University.
His book Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes is a memoir of his experience as a gay man growing up in the Middle East. The book was a shortlisted nominee for the 2012 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the 2013 Lambda Literary Award in the Gay Memoir/Biography category, and the 2013 Toronto Book Award.
- "Reflections on growing up gay in Yemen". Toronto Star, 20 May 2012.
- "Escape from intolerance: one man's journey to Canada from Yemen". The Globe and Mail, 16 July 2012.
- "Kamal Al-Solaylee shortlisted for Writers' Trust award". Xtra!, 25 September 2012.
- "Rae Spoon, Kamal Al-Solaylee among Canadian Lambda nominees". Quill & Quire, 6 March 2013.
- "Toronto Book Awards shortlist announced". Toronto Star, 15 August 2013.
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