Andre Fenton

BIOGRAPHY

Andre Fenton is an award-winning African Nova Scotian author, spoken-word artist, and arts educator who has represented Halifax at seven national poetry festivals across Canada. He was the 2015 recipient of The Spirit of The Slam Award. Andre is an author of two YA novels, Worthy of Love, which won bronze in The Coast Best of, and was selected for In The Margins annual Fiction Recommendation List to highlight best fiction and non-fiction titles focused on youth populations living in marginalized existences. He is also the author of ANNAKA that was shortlisted for the Ann Connor Brimer Award for Atlantic Canadian Children’s Literature in the 2021 Atlantic Book Awards. Through the lens of fiction and poetry, Andre has facilitated workshops at over 30 schools across Nova Scotia helping young writers and performers develop their craft. He is currently working on his third novel, The Summer Between Us, and a feature screenplay. Andre is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia

PUBLICATIONS

  • Ode to Teen Angst (2016)
  • Worthy of Love – Formac Publishing (2018)
  • ANNAKA – Nimbus Publishing (2019)
  • The Summer Between Us (Forthcoming)
AWARDS
  • Spirit of The Slam Award – Canadian Festival of Spoken Word 2015
  • Youth Inspiration Award – Emerging Lens Film Festival 2015
  • School of Applied Arts & New Media Waterfront Campus William F. White International Inc Award 2015


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