For your summer reading pleasure this July...
Literary legends, debut authors, and intriguing poets are all part of the 33rd annual International Festival of Authors. To help fill your beach-reads list this summer, AUTHORS is happy to announce more than 80 authors who will appear at this year's Festival, October 18 to 28, 2012:
Ekiwah Adler-Beléndez • Anita Amirrezvani • Larissa Andrusyshyn • Barbara Arrowsmith-Young • Paul Auster • Shauna Singh Baldwin • Mario Beauregard • Mark Billingham • Roo Borson • Gail Bowen • Chester Brown • Liam Card • Marjorie Celona • Michael Chabon • Ayesha Chatterjee • Lee Child • Stuart Clark • Chris Cleave • Junot Díaz • Hilary Davidson • Cory Doctorow • Emma Donoghue • Lise Downe • Naomi Duguid • Richard Ford • Bill Gaston • Jian Ghomeshi • Jonathan Goldstein • Rawi Hage • Phil Hall • Mohammed Hanif • Deborah Harkness • Joanne Harris • Linda Holeman • Howard Jacobson • Jane Johnson • Rachel Joyce • A.L. Kennedy • Liza Klaussmann • Chan Koonchung • Arno Kopecky • Vincent Lam • Max Layton • John B. Lee • Rebecca Lee • Laura Lippman • Annabel Lyon • Linden MacIntyre • Kyo Maclear • Andri Snaer Magnason • Pasha Malla • Alen Mattich • Norah McClintock • Don McKay • Rohinton Mistry • Donna Morrissey • Kate Mosse • Alice Munro • Jo Nesbø • Alix Ohlin • Shane Peacock • Steven Price • Ron Rash • Corey Redekop • Tanis Rideout • Sandra Ridley • Michael Robotham • Robert Rotenberg • John Ralston Saul • Robert J. Sawyer • Emily Schultz • Anakana Schofield • Richard Scrimger • Leanne Shapton • Kjersti A. Skomsvold • Joey Slinger • Linda Spalding • Ted Staunton • Susan Swan • Kristel Thornell • M.G. Vassanji • Jess Walter • Eric Walters • Russell Wangersky • Claire Vaye Watkins • Andrew Westoll • John Wilson • Benjamin Wood • Nora Young
Now that our 38th season is complete, we will be taking a brief hiatus for the next couple of months. However, our offices are a flurry of activity as planning is underway for the fall with a few summer events happening in August.
Be sure to check in at readings.org throughout the summer for ongoing updates such as new participant announcements, author biographies, book details, special event highlights, and information about our 39th season of weekly events, which will begin September 12 with another instalment of the Human Rights Watch Book Series.
Authors at Harbourfront Centre
York Quay Centre
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
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Saturday, August 11
Thomas King, The Inconvenient Indian
Drew Hayden Taylor, Motorcycles & Sweetgrass
Brian Wright-McLeod, Red Power
Authors at Harbourfront Centre partners with Harbourfront Centre's Planet IndigenUS celebration to bring you a FREE reading with a trio of literary greats.
Thomas King (Canada) previews his latest work The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America, which examines North America's relationship with Native people through historical events and figures as well as film, activism, pop culture, and much more.
Drew Hayden Taylor (Canada) presents his Governor General's Literary Award-nominated, Motorcycles & Sweetgrass, a story of magic, family, and a mysterious stranger, set in a sleepy Anishnawbe community.
Brian Wright-McLeod's (Canada) first graphic novel, Red Power, explores the physical and spiritual journey of a boy immersed in a bloody range war created by a corrupt band council chief and corporate/government interests.
Visit Toronto's #1 independent bookstore, and AUTHORS's official bookseller, Ben McNally Books, for a unique and personal book-buying experience. Choose from a wide selection of IFOA-approved titles and hundreds of signed books by your favourite authors who have appeared at Harbourfront Centre.
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