Eternity Martis: Meet SFU Library’s 2022 Non-Fiction Writer in Residence
About SFU Library's Non-Fiction Writer in Residence Program
Eternity Martis is an award-winning Toronto-based journalist. She was a 2017 National Magazine Awards finalist for Best New Writer and the 2018 winner of the Canadian Online Publishing Awards for Best Investigative Article. Her writing has appeared in Vice, The Huffington Post, The Walrus, CBC, Hazlitt, The Fader and Salon, and on academic syllabuses around the world. Her work on race and language has influenced media style guide changes across the country. She is the course developer and instructor of Reporting On Race: The Black Community in the Media at Ryerson University, the first of its kind in Canada, and the 2021 Asper Visiting Professor at UBC. She earned an honours BA and a Certificate in Writing from Western University and an MJ from Ryerson University. In 2020, she was named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women by Women's Executive Network.
Her bestselling debut memoir, They Said This Would Be Fun: Race, Campus Life, and Growing Up, was a "Best Book of the Year" pick by The Globe and Mail, Apple, Audible and Chapters/Indigo. CBC called the book one of "20 moving Canadian memoirs to read right now" and PopSugar named it one of "5 Books About Race on College Campuses Every Student Should Read." The TV/film rights for the book have been sold to Temple Street Productions, a division of Boat Rocker Media. In 2021, They Said This Would Be Fun won the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Non-Fiction.
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