DIONNE BRAND What? Not Margaret Atwood? That’s certainly what our readers have said for, well, forever. Barbara Gowdy? Ann-Marie MacDonald? All gifted, for sure, but our criteria here are specific. We’re naming someone who writes about Toronto in all its diversity – especially the experience of those who come here from other countries – and is fearless and pointed in her political commentary. Read WhatWe All Long For to see what we mean. When she describes a downtown street it feels like home.