Edward Kay


Edward Kay is perhaps best known for his work as a writer on the CBC’s hit political satire, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, during its four most successful seasons. He became interested in writing for children after appearing as a guest speaker at a “special ed” school in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, where he was asked to explain his role as a television comedy writer on 22 Minutes. After an hour of very agreeable and stimulating discussion with about a hundred children, he came away with a strong desire to write for such a thoughtful and receptive audience.

In response, Edward soon created his first children’s project, Olliver’s Adventures, an award-winning animated comedy series about a lovable but ADD-afflicted boy and his frenetically paced imaginary exploits. Edward has since written for more than a dozen animated series for children. Most recently, Edward co-created the darkly humorous animated series Jimmy Two Shoes, currently in production for Teletoon and Disney’s Jetix division.

Edward’s television writing has garnered him numerous awards and nominations, including three Gemini Awards, three Canadian Comedy Awards, and a Canadian Screenwriting Award. Edward has also written for a large number of print publications, including The Globe and Mail, Report on Business Magazine, Quill & Quire, Canadian Geographic, Equinox, Eye Weekly, and received two National Magazine Award Honourable Mentions for his articles.

Born in Ottawa and raised in Montreal, Edward has also lived in Halifax and Vancouver. He now lives in Toronto with his daughter. STAR Academy is his first novel.

More information about Edward Kay can be found on his website: edwardkay.net

Forthcoming

Battle of the Atlantic Scholastic Canada
Small Matter (Nerd Corps Entertainment)

Series Fiction

Dark Secrets Four kid geniuses must outfox the world’s richest man before he misuses their work. The action-packed sequel to STAR Academy.
(Doubleday Canada, 2011)
S.T.A.R Academy Nothing at the Superior Thinking and Advanced Research Academy is as it seems — and Amanda Forsythe, its newest, brightest student, is about to discover why.
(Doubleday Canada, 2009)