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Adam Samuel Litovitz

AUGUST 17, 1982 – JUNE 16, 2019

North York born and Toronto-based son of revered poet Malca Litovitz, née Halpern, and architect Allan Litovitz, Adam was a writer, musician, and visual artist of insight and imagination. He was a professor of English and film studies, cultural philosopher, and film and literary journalist (New York Magazine/Vulture, CBC Radio One, Random House Canada, The Globe and Mail). Adam graduated from York University (Master of Arts, English) and was the Graduate Recipient of the Guy Hamel Award in Renaissance Literature from the University of Toronto.

For over twelve years, Adam was the beloved life partner and collaborator of Sook-Yin Lee. They released two music albums: JOOJ and jooj two – and composed the original scores for her feature movies – Year of the Carnivore and Octavio is Dead! Adam served as Sook-Yin’s story editor for both films. They pursued myriad other creative adventures, including the experimental dance narratives How Can I Forget? and Sphere of Banished Suffering.  Adam wrote and recorded the theme song for the podcast SleepoverCBC and co-created the original score for a Netflix TV series with music producer Onakabazien. Adam Litovitz wrote the manuscript Kinship of the Overheard, edited by Sky Goodden. He made wonderful drawings that tap into that which is deep, simple, and true. These are his selected works.