The eh List Author Series for Fall: September 2011 offerings.
The eh List for Fall 2011 is a fantastic line-up, featuring lots of what Torontonians love: mystery, literary works, poetry, and great interviews. The mandate of The eh List is to identify the Canadian authors who Torontonians are reading, and bring them to the library. You borrowed the book, now come and meet the author. The format of The eh List provides opportunities for book lovers to ask questions, buy a book, have it signed, and to hear the author’s own voice as she reads from and discusses her latest work. We’ve got some really great authors coming this fall. Here is the lowdown on September’s offerings:
Kicking off The eh List for Fall on September 8 we are pleased to present Randy Boyagoda, author of Beggar's Feast, who will be joined on the TRL Atrium stage for an interview with the novelist Lawrence Hill, whose own 'Book of Negroes’ continues to reach new audiences. Boyagoda’s newest is getting rave reviews in all the right places, and he’s being interviewed at Toronto’s premier literary venue. September 8, 7 pm.
T.P.L.'s own Trillium Award shortlisted author Ken Sparling (Book) will join us on September 22; he will be interviewed by Derek McCormack, whose own books definitely push literary limits. This will be a key interview for Torontonians interested in the edges of literary publishing in Canada. Examine Ken’s poetic licence at the Toronto Reference Library at 7 pm.
Northern District Library’s September 14th (12:30 pm) program features novelist Helen Humpreys with her new novel The Reinvention of Love which features a cast of characters which includes Victor Hugo, his wife, Adele and her lover Charles Sainte-Beuve. Confused? Come and hear Helen talk about the novel and it’s inspirations.
Robert Rotenberg, author of The Guilty Plea will read at S. Walter Stewart branch on Sept. 28th. If you loved Old City Hall, you need to read The Guilty Plea. Detective Ari Greene is back with some of our favourite lawyers, coppers and quirky characters. Robert’s novels are full of great Toronto sights and sounds and smells. If you are looking for a flakey bakery, a secret lunch spot, or a great read, Robert provides access to a Toronto many of us don’t know.
First time novelist Martha Schabas tries out Various Positions at Barbara Frum library on September 15th at 7 pm. The eh List Author Series only showcases a few first timers per year; don’t miss this young, funny, vivid new writer or her poignant and engaging book.
Andrew J. Borkowski captures the flavour of Toronto’s Polish community in his collection of stories, Copernicus Avenue. If you flip the pages of this lovely volume, you can almost smell the sausage and pirogues… and you can certainly taste the flavours of exile. Meet Andrew at Runnymede branch on September 13th at 7 pm.
So join us at TPL and meet your favorite authors.