Jael Richardson Books & Biography
JAEL RICHARDSON is the founder and executive director of the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), the books columnist on CBC Radio’s q and an outspoken advocate on issues of diversity. She is the author of the nationally bestselling novel Gutter Child, which was a finalist for the Amazon First Novel Award and the Forest of Reading’s White Pine Award. She is also the author of The Stone Thrower: A Daughter’s Lesson, a Father’s Life, a memoir based on her relationship with her father, CFL quarterback Chuck Ealey, which was also published as a children’s edition. Jael Richardson received an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph. She lives in Brampton, Ontario.