Eh List Author Series Presents Bestselling Authors Linwood Barclay, Kathleen Winter and Alissa York
The eh List Author Series – Canada’s A-list authors – returns for the 2016 spring season, just in time to celebrate International Women’s Day. This year, we are featuring powerhouse female writers including Governor General award winner Kathleen Winter, Canada Reads winner Lisa Moore, internationally acclaimed novelist Alissa York, New York Times bestselling author Kathleen Grissom and award-winning journalist and broadcaster Sandra Martin.
The fun starts on Tuesday, March 8 at Bloor/Gladstone Branch where author and political rights activist Monia Mazigh opens up about Islam, tradition, her efforts to free her husband, Maher Arar, from a Syrian prison and her most recent novel, Mirrors and Mirages. On March 9, the conversation continues with members of Toronto’s francophone literary community at Toronto Reference Library. Later that week, bestselling author Sharon Butala visits City Hall Branch to paint a picture of western Canadian landscapes as she discusses the place of women in the 1880s and her newest novel, Wild Rose.
Later in March, #1 international bestselling author Linwood Barclay appears at the North York Central Library to discuss Far From True, the second in his series of spine-chilling thrillers set in the troubled town of Promise Falls. In May, the thrills and chills continue with Robert J. Sawyer on his new sci-fi thriller, Quantum Night, at Lillian H. Smith Branch.
In celebration of National Poetry Month, award-winning authors Michael Crummey and Steven Heighton discuss their latest works and reminisce on the last 20 years of Canadian poetry and literature; multi-faceted artist and feminist Rupi Kaur shares her first work of poetry, Milk and Honey.
In non-fiction, bestselling author Craig Davidson touches our hearts by sharing his experiences driving a special needs school bus; Ann Walmsley and Diane Schoemperlen go behind bars; and John Boyko exposes Canada's roles in the Cold War, in the Cuban Missile Crisis and helping Kennedy slide America into Vietnam. Barry Moser renders the memories of his youth on his quest to understand how he and his identically raised brother could have become such very different men and Anne and Nicholas Giardini reminisce on their mother and grandmother, one of Canada’s finest novelist, Carol Shields.
For the romantics, humorists and cultural fiction aficionados, enjoy eh List author talks with Peter Behrens, Sally Christie, Ann Y.K. Choi, Joseph Kertes, Edward Riche, Richard B. Wright, Farzana Doctor, Nazneen Sheikh and Joan Crate.
With a little something for everyone, we invite you to place a hold on your favourite books, or purchase them from the U of T Bookstore table at the event. Bring your questions and get your book signed by these outstanding literary gems at branches across the city.
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