NationalityCanadian EducationUniversity of Toronto RoleNovelist
NameAnthony Sa Period2000s-present
Occupationshort story writer, novelist BooksBarnacle love, Kicking the Sky, Kicking the Sky: Free Preview
NominationsScotiabank Giller Prize
Anthony de sa s kicking the sky
Anthony De Sa is a Canadian novelist and short story writer. He graduated from University of Toronto and did his post-graduate work at Queen’s University. In 2004, De Sa took a one-year sabbatical and attended the Humber School for Writers. He subsequently submitted Barnacle Love, a volume of linked stories about a Portuguese immigrant family, to publishers, and Random House of Canada published the collection in March 2008. Barnacle Love was a shortlisted finalist for the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize. and the 2009 Toronto Book Awards.
De Sa expanded on the story "Shoeshine Boy" from Barnacle Love, set against the 1977 murder of Emanuel Jaques, into a novel. Titled Kicking the Sky, it was published by Doubleday Canada on September 10, 2013.
Interview with anthony de sa author of barnacle love