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Babiak Todd

Photo credit: Aaron Pedersen, 3TEN Photo

Todd Babiak is an award-winning author, as well as a journalist and a screenwriter. His first novel, Choke Hold, won the Henry Kreisel Award for best first book and was a finalist for the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize. His second novel, The Garneau Block, was long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, won the City of Edmonton Book Award, was short-listed for the Alberta Literary Awards, and was a regional finalist for Canada Reads. His novel Toby: A Man was shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Medal for humour and won the Alberta Book Award for Best Novel. Todd Babiak is co-founder of Story Engine, a consulting company based in Edmonton and Vancouver.

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Todd’s Books:

Son of France


Harper Collins, March 2016

Come Barbarians

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HarperCollins Canada, Fall 2013

#1 Bestseller

A Globe & Mail Best Book of 2013

Shortlisted for the Alberta Reader’s Choice Award


Toby: A Man

Babiak_Toby A Man

HarperCollins Canada, January 2010

National Bestseller

Shortlisted for the 2011 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour

Winner of the 2011 Alberta Literary Award (George Bugnet award for fiction)

The Book Of Stanley

Babiak_Book of Stanley

McClelland & Stewart, Canada, August 2007

Shortlisted for the 2008 Alberta Literary Awards – George Bugnet Award for Novel

The Garneau Block

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McClelland & Stewart, Canada, August 2006

Longlisted for the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Shortlisted for the 2007 Alberta Literary Awards

Winner of the City of Edmonton Book Prize

#1 Bestseller