Written by on March 3, 2017

5 Dominican authors will have their works included in the Toronto Public Library’s prestigious Merril Collection.

The Merril Collection is considered Canada’s premiere collection of speculative fiction – which are works in the genres of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. It is also regarded as one of the world’s finest popular culture collections, and currently consists of more than 72, 000 items of science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, magic realism, experimental writing and some materials in ‘fringe’ areas such as parapsychology and UFOs.

The Dominican authors and respective works to be included are: Jeno Jacob’s book ‘Dominica Folk Beliefs and How the Agouti Lost its Tail’; Lionel Levy’s book ‘The Silverspoon Effect’; Joanne Skerrett’s ‘Abraham’s Treasure’; Roy Sanford ‘Three Nights Later the Soukouyan on the Roof and Other Stories’; and 2 books by Kristine Simelda, ‘Face in the River’ and ‘River of Fire’.

The books were compiled through the efforts of several literary organizations in Dominica and Canada, and donated on behalf of the writers.

The presentation ceremony for the authors is scheduled for next Tuesday. March 7, and the works will be on permanent display in the Merril Collection.

This mark the first time authors from Dominica have been included in the collection.

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