|Born||January 30, 1990|
Young adult novelist
|Notable works||When Everything Feels Like the Movies|
Raziel Reid is a Canadian writer, whose debut young adult novel When Everything Feels Like the Movies won the Governor General's Award for English-language children's literature at the 2014 Governor General's Awards. The novel, inspired in part by the 2008 murder of gay teenager Lawrence Fobes King, was published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2014. Its launch was marked with a national book tour with Vivek Shraya, who was simultaneously promoting her new book She of the Mountains.
When Everything Feels Like the Movies was selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of Canada Reads, where it was defended by blogger and broadcaster Elaine Lui. It was also nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Children's/Young Adult Literature at the 27th Lambda Literary Awards, and for Publishing Triangle's Ferro-Grumley Award.
- When Everything Feels Like the Movies (2014, ISBN 9781551525747)
- Kens. Penguin Random House Canada, Toronto 2018
- "Thomas King wins Governor General’s award for fiction". The Globe and Mail, November 18, 2014.
- "On Raziel Reid, and when everything feels like a controversy". National Post, January 27, 2015.
- Fall Preview 2014: YA and children's fiction. Quill & Quire, May 27, 2014.
- "Raziel Reid & Vivek Shraya -- Dual Book Launch". McNally Robinson, October 1, 2014.
- "CBC announces Canada Reads finalists". Toronto Star, January 20, 2015.
- "The 26th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalists". Lambda Literary Foundation, March 4, 2015.
- "The Publishing Triangle Award Finalists Announced". Lambda Literary Foundation, March 10, 2015.
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