Raziel Reid

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Raziel Reid
Born January 30, 1990
Occupation Journalist
Young adult novelist
Nationality Canadian
Period 2010s-present
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.[1] The novel, inspired in part by the 2008 murder of gay teenager Lawrence Fobes King,[2] was published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2014.[3] Its launch was marked with a national book tour with Vivek Shraya, who was simultaneously promoting her new book She of the Mountains.[4]

A graduate of the New York Film Academy, Reid is a former blogger and columnist for Xtra Vancouver.[4]

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.[5] It was also nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Children's/Young Adult Literature at the 27th Lambda Literary Awards,[6] and for Publishing Triangle's Ferro-Grumley Award.[7]


  • When Everything Feels Like the Movies (2014, ISBN 9781551525747)
  • Kens. Penguin Random House Canada, Toronto 2018