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Brian Francis is the author of the nonfiction title Missed Connections (2021), and the novels Fruit, Natural Order, and Break in Case of Emergency, which was a finalist for a Governor General’s Literary Award. He was a finalist for the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers in 2008. His most recent work, Box 4901 (co-created with Rob Kempson), premiered at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in 2020 to sold-out audiences. Francis lives in Toronto.

Award History

Program History

2021 Selector

Rising Stars


Works recognized by WT

Fruit: A novel about a boy and his nipples