Emil Sher

Emil’s stage works for the young and the once-were-young include Sanctuary, Bluenose, Derailed, Mourning Dove, Beneath the Banyan Tree and adaptations of Hana’s Suitcase, Edward the ‘Crazy Man’ and Ian Brown’s The Boy in the Moon. Works-in-progress include the book and lyrics (with composer Jonathan Monro) for a stage musical of Roch Carrier’s beloved The Hockey Sweater; The Book of Ashes, inspired by the true story of an Iraqi librarian who saved tens of thousands of books in the midst of war, premiering at the International Children’s Festival in St Albert, Alberta in spring 2016; Conviction, a verbatim play about disgraced pathologist Charles Smith and the lives shattered by his damning and groundless testimony, and a play about a group of imprisoned Jewish boys who created a magazine in the midst of the Holocaust. A laureate of the 2014 K.M. Hunter Artist Award in Literature, Emil’s debut novel for young readers, Young Man with Camera, was a Governor-General’s Award finalist. To learn about Emil’s work, please visit www.emilsher.com