Teresa Toten

Toten
Ontario

Teresa Toten is an award-winning writer who was born in Zagreb, Croatia, but left for Canada that same day. She developed her broad taste in reading because of her non-English-speaking mother’s habit of filling shopping bags full of books from wildly different sections of the library. Toten has twice been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award, for The Game and Me and The Blondes. Her new novel for young adults is The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B.