Terry Fallis


Virtual Conference

A two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, Terry Fallis is the author of eight novels, all of them national bestsellers—including five #1s bestsellers—and all published by McClelland & Stewart. The Best Laid Plans was the winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour in 2008, and CBC’s Canada Reads in 2011. It was adapted as a six-part CBC-Television miniseries in 2014, and a stage musical in 2015. His third novel, Up and Down, was the winner of the 2013 Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award. His fourth novel, No Relation (2014) won the 2015 Leacock Medal. His eighth novel, Operation Angus (2021) was a CBC Best Books of 2021 selection. His ninth novel, A New Season, hits bookstores in August 2023. In 2013, The Canadian Booksellers Association named Terry Fallis the winner of the Libris Award as Author of the Year.

Terry has written for many publications including Maclean’s, Canadian Geographic, Reader’s Digest, Toronto Life, The Globe and Mail, the National Post, and the Toronto Star. He also teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. A skilled public speaker, he lives in Toronto. For more information visit and subscribe to his newsletter at