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INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF AUTHORS OCTOBER 24–NOVEMBER 3, 2013

FESTIVAL GUIDE


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CONTENTS 2 Welcome from the Director 3 Special Thanks/Staff 4 Acknowledgements 6 Festival Focuses 9 Getting Here 10 And the Nominees Are‌ 12 Event Highlights 16 YoungIFOA/ Student and Youth Programming 17 IFOA Ontario 18 Free Book Signings 20 Participant Biographies 80 Ticket & Venue Information 81 Patronage & Supporters 83 Harbourfront Centre Site Map 84 Index of Participants

Special pull-out section includes full schedule, event types, festival fundamentals, round table discussion topics and how to stay connected to all things IFOA! Michael Chabon at IFOA 2012 Š ifoa.org


WELCOME FROM THE DIRECTOR Dear Reader, For 34 years, the International Festival of Authors has proudly been bringing you the world’s best writers and celebrating the written word on a Canadian stage. This programme is your guide to the Festival’s 11 days of readings, interviews, round table discussions, books signings and much more. With more than 200 participants taking part in over 75 events, this year’s IFOA truly has something for everyone. If you’ve attended the Festival before, you will notice some exciting new initiatives in these pages. With this year’s special Festival focus, Brave New Word, we’re putting the spotlight on young and emerging writers from Canada and abroad. In a variety of events, including our first-ever Artist Talks, we will celebrate the accomplishments of these authors and the future of the written word. And for the first time, the prestigious Humber School for Writers will move their fall writing workshop to Harbourfront Centre, to run classes during the IFOA. Once again, we’ve partnered with the European Union and with the Japan Foundation to bring you our popular Found in Translation programming, and collaborated with the CBC to bring you our annual CBC@IFOA events. As always, you can enjoy readings by the finalists for the Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language Fiction and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. There will be a panel discussion with the finalists for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, and a keynote address and interview with this year’s winner of the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. This guide provides you with everything you need to know to plan a trip to the Festival, including information on how to get here, ticketing, free book signings, participant biographies and a full pull-out schedule. For the most up-to-date schedule information, visit our new website, ifoa.org, where you’ll also find interviews with Festival participants and posts by local writers on our IFOA blog. None of this would be possible without the ongoing support of sponsors, government agencies, donors, Patrons, volunteers, publishers, participants and, of course, the audience. We thank everyone for their invaluable contributions, which make the Festival a continued success. On behalf of the Board of Directors and the staff at IFOA, I wish you a wonderful Festival experience!

Sincerely,

Geoffrey E. Taylor Director

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SPECIAL THANKS Each year, Harbourfront Centre recruits and organizes a group of volunteers unlike any other. Without the help and dedication of the hundreds of Harbourfront Centre volunteers, a Festival of this magnitude would not be possible. From those volunteers who have been with us throughout the years to those taking part in their first Festival, we would like to send a special thank you for the countless hours and hard work you put towards the success of this year’s Festival. It is the help of every single volunteer that makes the Festival experience enjoyable and special for each audience member and author who participates, and for that we are grateful.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS A. Charles Baillie, President; Avie Bennett, President Emeritus; Jeffrey Smyth, Vice-President; William J.S. Boyle; Karin Eaton; Harriet Lewis; Beth Nowers

STAFF Director Geoffrey E. Taylor

Event Coordinator Julia Yu

Associate Director Christine Saratsiotis

Assistant Event Coordinator Eric Mannell

Artistic Associate Jen Tindall

Programme Coordinator David Gressot

Administrative & Development Cooordinator Gwen Hoover

Festival Assistants Kailee Somers Alice Stratford-Kurus Luigi Umali

Patron & Fiscal Coordinator Tina Kessler Communications and Marketing Coordinators Brenna Baggs Maeve O’Regan

Photography Tom Bilenkey Ricky Mugford

Many thanks to our partners and Harbourfront Centre staff, without whom the IFOA would not be possible.

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SPONSORS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

FOUNDATIONS Hal Jackman Foundation, Henry White Kinnear Foundation, J.P. Bickell Foundation, K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation, The Norman & Margaret Jewison Charitable Foundation INTERNATIONAL VISITORS (IV) PROGRAMME COMMITTEE Marilyn Biderman, David Caron, Alison Jones, Andrea Magyar, Craig Pyette, Doug Richmond, Lisa Rundle, Christine Saratsiotis, Samantha J. Haywood, Geoffrey E. Taylor, Iris Tupholme, Alana Wilcox, Matt Williams, Julia Yu INDUSTRY GUESTS Hans Jürgen Balmes, Nick Barley, Juliet Brooke, Judith Curr, Emmanuel Delloye, Gráinne Fox, Maja Kavzar Hudej, Louise Loiselle, Ursula Mackenzie, Ravi Mirchandani, Scott Moyers, Maeve Mulrennan, Pamela Murray, Chiki Sarkar, Mary Anne Thompson, Magdalena Vodopija, Kazuto Yamaguchi, Maya Ziv PATRONS Gail Anderson, Margaret Atwood, A. Charles Baillie, Marilyn Baillie, Julia Bass, Lucia Begg, Avie Bennett, Beverly Bennett, Richard Clewes, Heather Conway, Susan Cook, Terry Cosgrove, Michael de Pencier, Audrey Devlin, Shelley-Lynne Domingue, Frans Donker, Gini Donker, Tony Gagliano, Anne Gallagher, H. Roger Garland, Kevin Garland, Larry Gaudet, Ira Gluskin, Maxine Granovsky Gluskin, Malka Green, Jane Griesdorf, Martin Hunter, Victoria Jackman, Norman Jewison, David Kent, Sonja N. Koerner, Harriet Lewis, Olga Markovich, Brad Martin, Kim McArthur, Anne McDermid, Mark McLean, Kate Mitanidis, Mr. Nadir Mohamed, Mrs. Shabin Mohamed, Suman Rahman, Joseph Rotman, Sandra Rotman, Arthur R.A. Scace, Mrs. S. Scace, Godyne N.L. Sibay, Janet Somerville, Nancy Southam, Nalini Stewart, Susan Swan, Geoffrey E. Taylor, Arthur S. Wakim, Bruce Westwood, Elizabeth A. Wilson, Barry Yaverbaum, Margaux Yiu, Anonymous

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COMMUNITY AND PROGRAMMING PARTNERS GOVERNMENT & ARTS AGENCIES Alliance Française de Toronto, British Council, Consulat Général de France, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, EUNIC, Insituto Camões, Institut Français, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Japan Foundation (Toronto), Koffler Centre of the Arts, Livres Canada Books, Melbourne Writers Festival (through Australia Council for the Arts), Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, New Zealand Book Council/Creative New Zealand International Festival Fund, NORLA, Ontario Arts Council (National and International Touring Program),

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, Shevchenko Foundation, An agency of the Government of Ontario. Relève du gouvernement de l’Ontario.

Writers’ Trust of Canada

FRIENDS OF IFOA Canadian Booksellers Association, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Canadian National Exhibition, Canadian Publishers’ Council, , Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, Governor General’s Literary Awards, Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize, Humber College & Humber School of Creative and Performing Arts, Ontario Library Association, Open Book, PEN Canada, Quill & Quire, Rogers Writers’ Trust Prize, Shevchenko Foundation, Toronto Public Library, University of British Columbia, University of Guelph, University of Toronto, Word Alliance

IFOA OFFICIAL BOOKSELLER

DOOR PRIZES At a number of events, audiences have the chance to win a library valued at $500. We gratefully thank the following publishers for their generous donations: Cormorant Books, ECW Press, Hachette Book Group Canada, HarperCollins Canada, House of Anansi Press, Penguin Group (Canada), Random House of Canada Limited, Scholastic Canada, Simon & Schuster Canada. Look for

to see which events include a door prize draw.

GOODS IN KIND AGO: F&B Dept., Bar Milano, Carousel Bakery, Ichiban Sushi, Kama, Lollicakes, Mad Mexican, Magic Oven, Mary Macleod’s Shortbread, Pasquale Bros. Downtown Ltd., Pearl Harbourfront Restaurant, Penelope Restaurant, Quesada Mexican Grill, Shoeless Joe’s, The Lakeview Storehouse, Druxy’s Inc., Z-Teca IFOA Official Florist: Flower Accents (Eaton Centre & Fairview Mall)

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FESTIVAL FOCUSES Each year, the IFOA devotes a number of events to authors and books within a particular focus. This year, we are thrilled to present two major focuses: Brave New Word, a programme featuring young and emerging authors from Canada and abroad, and Found in Translation, a yearly Festival focus on the art of literary translation with the goal of increasing Canadian awareness of international talent.

In 2013, the IFOA puts the spotlight on young authors writing in genres from literary fiction to memoir, poetry to thriller. These writers are given the opportunity to present their work and to network with international publishers and other authors on a globally recognized stage. Join us as we celebrate some of the world’s most exciting new voices with readings, round table discussions and our first-ever FREE Artist Talks, featuring international writers talking about the unique challenges and opportunities that writing and publishing present today. We are also hosting a Marathon Reading, a four-hour event featuring a variety of Festival authors (and a few surprise guests) reading short snippets of their work. And don’t miss a special Journey Prize celebration with international bestselling author Yann Martel, who will be joined by other short story authors to discuss the award’s significance for emerging writers and to honour the short story form. Brave New Word is supported in part by Celebrate Ontario and the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, CONT’D

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ROUND TABLE Front Lines: Shani Boianjiu, Sahar Delijani, Anthony Marra, Abdellah Taïa. Host/Moderator: David Common. BRG

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READING/INTERVIEW Polarities (co-presented by The Power Plant): Isabel Greenberg. Host/Moderator: Jacob McArthur Mooney. SDT

4pm

MARATHON READING. Host: Rodge Glass. LST

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27 1pm

READING/INTERVIEW Koffler@IFOA – We Are Not Afraid: Shani Boianjiu. Interviewer: David Bezmozgis. Host: Valentine Moreno. LST

2pm

ROUND TABLE Two Solitudes: Krista Bridge, Perrine Leblanc. Host/Moderator: Marc Côté. SDT

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ARTIST TALK: Rachel Kushner. Host: Rodge Glass. LST

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ARTIST TALK: Nadeem Aslam. Host: Rodge Glass. SDT

READING The Avant-Garde: Eleanor Catton, Isabel Greenberg, Xiaolu Guo, Joanna Kavenna, Marisha Pessl. Host: Rodge Glass. LST

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30 5pm

ARTIST TALK: Kevin Barry. Host: Rodge Glass. SDT

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 8pm JOURNEY PRIZE CELEBRATION: Steven Galloway, Elizabeth Hay, Miranda Hill, Alistair MacLeod, Pasha Malla, Lisa Moore, Alissa York. Emcee: Yann Martel. FDT

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 12pm

ROUND TABLE The New Writing: Tamara Faith Berger, Craig Davidson, Mathew Henderson, D.W. Wilson. Host/Moderator: Rodge Glass. LST

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 3pm

READING: Krista Bridge, Eleanor Catton, Chris Eaton, Mathew Henderson, Chad Pelley. Host: Rodge Glass. LST

LEGEND BRG: Brigantine Room LST: Lakeside Terrace FDT: Fleck Dance Theatre SDT: Studio Theatre

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IFOA DELEGATE PROGRAMME After the tremendous success of our IFOA Delegate Programme in 2012, we are adding it as an annual feature. This programme, which developed from a previous partnership with the Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference, offers both new and established writers not participating in the Festival an opportunity to exchange ideas with IFOA participants during readings and round tables. Last year, five to seven local delegates attended select Festival events and encouraged dialogue between audience members and the authors on stage. In 2013, we are expanding to include even more delegates, both local and international. These delegates will have a strong presence at our Brave New Word events, specifically at our Artist Talks—-three separate events featuring an acclaimed author discussing their creative process. This year’s Artist Talks will be led by Nadeem Aslam, Kevin Barry and Rachel Kushner, and are supported in part by a grant from the Visiting Foreign Artists Program of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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Left to right: Marigold Santos, Re-grounding, 2011; Marigold Santos, light as a feather, stiff as a board (2), 2011

VISUAL ARTS AT THE IFOA OTHER WORLDS September 24 to December 19. York Quay Centre. FREE Within its fall programming, Harbourfront Centre explores the idea of Curious. On display is the work of four artists who have created other worlds from specific sources­—whether children’s stories, fables, famous literature or the scattered research of the internet. This exhibit is curated by Patrick Macaulay and features pieces by Ian Carr-Harris, Robyn Cumming, Marigold Santos and Carol Wainio.

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“The best way to get to know a country and its people is through its literature.” – Geoffrey Taylor, Director, International Festival of Authors

For the fourth year, the International Festival of Authors pays tribute to the art of literary translation. This year’s IFOA celebrates the importance of making literature available in multiple languages and platforms and analyzes the affects this has on readers across the globe through programming under the headings EUROPE@IFOA and JAPAN@IFOA.

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Formed in 2006, EUNIC is the network of the international cultural relations institutes from the member states of the European Union working in areas of the arts, languages, youth, education, science, intercultural dialogue and development sectors to facilitate cultural co-operation and partnerships. The IFOA is pleased to be a part of such programming, partnering with the Consulat Général de France, the Instituto Camões, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and the Alliance Française de Toronto for EUROPE@IFOA, an event featuring authors from Italy, France and Portugal. Events will also take place throughout the city. EUROPE@IFOA takes place Sunday, October 27 at 12pm and features authors Diego Marani, Abdellah Taïa and Rui Zink. This event is hosted and moderated by Martha Baillie.

The IFOA is delighted to present two Japanese authors as part of JAPAN@IFOA, which takes place Sunday, October 27 at 4pm. This discussion between prominent Japanese authors Kazushige Abe and Mieko Kawakami is moderated by Ted Goossen and made possible by the generous support of the Japan Foundation (Toronto).

We are also pleased to announce two additional Found in Translation events, where, during lively round table discussions, international authors and translators will discuss the theory and practice of translation. Breaking Through. Going Global. Saturday, October 26, 2pm. LST Mircea Cˇartˇarescu, Viola Di Grado, Mieko Kawakami, Stéphane Michaka. Host/Moderator: Martha Baille.

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Itinerary of Translation Saturday, October 26, 4pm. SDT Paal-Helge Haugen, Darryl Sterk, Wu Ming-Yi, Rui Zink. Host/Moderator: Roger Greenwald.

LEGEND BRG: Brigantine Room LST: Lakeside Terrace FDT: Fleck Dance Theatre SDT: Studio Theatre

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GETTING HERE The underground York Quay parking facility is open. There are several easily accessible routes to Harbourfront Centre and no shortage of space once you get here. Whether you come directly down Lower Simcoe Street, take a bus along Queens Quay from Union or Spadina Stations or walk, we’re within easy reach at the heart of Toronto’s waterfront.

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AND THE NOMINEES ARE… GOVERNOR GENERAL’S LITERARY AWARD FINALISTS Monday, October 28, 8pm. FDT $25/$20 Supporters This event presents the authors shortlisted for the 2013 Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language Fiction. Find out more at canadacouncil.ca/prizes/ggla. This event is organized in collaboration with the to mark the 2013 edition of the Governor General’s Literary Awards. Host: Elizabeth Hay. Linda Spalding, winner of the 2012 Governor General’s Literary Award for English Fiction, signs books at IFOA. © ifoa.org

HILARY WESTON WRITERS’ TRUST PRIZE FOR NONFICTION FINALISTS Friday, October 25, 8pm. SDT $18/$15 Supporters

Candace Savage, winner of the 2012 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction © ifoa.org

The IFOA is delighted to present a panel discussion between the writers nominated for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, Canada’s richest prize for a work of non-fiction, which celebrates personal or journalistic essays, history, biography, memoirs, commentary and criticism, both social and political. Host/moderator: Rachel Giese.

ROGERS WRITERS’ TRUST FICTION PRIZE FINALISTS Wednesday, October 30, 8pm. BRG $18/$15 Supporters The IFOA is proud to present the works nominated for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, awarded to the year’s best novel or short story collection by a Canadian writer. Host: Alison Pick.

Tamas Dobozy, winner of the 2012 Rogers Writers’ Trust Prize, signs books at IFOA. © ifoa.org

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LEGEND BRG: Brigantine Room LST: Lakeside Terrace FDT: Fleck Dance Theatre SDT: Studio Theatre

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KOBZAR LITERARY AWARD FINALISTS Sunday, October 27, 11am $18/$15 Supporters For the first time, the IFOA is thrilled to present a panel discussion between the nominees for the Kobzar Literary $25,000 Biennial Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to Canadian literary arts by authors who develop a Ukrainian Canadian theme with literary merit in one of several genres: literary non-fiction, fiction, poetry, young readers’ literature, plays, screenplays and musicals. Nominees include Diane Flacks, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Luba Goy, Erin Moure, Michael Mucz, Barbara Sapergia and Andrey Tarasiuk. Host/moderator: Marilyn Lightstone. For more information, please visit kobzarliteraryaward.com.

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2013 HARBOURFRONT FESTIVAL PRIZE Saturday, November 2, 8pm. FDT Annually, the IFOA awards a $10,000 prize to an author in recognition of his or her contribution to Canadian letters. Based on the merits of her own published work and the time that she has invested in nurturing the next generation of literary talent, this year’s winner is Alice Munro. Munro was selected by a jury comprised of Alison Jones (Publisher, Quill & Quire), Dianne Rinehart (Books and Visual Arts Editor, Toronto Star) and Geoffrey E. Taylor (Director, IFOA). The award will be presented during a special tribute event on the closing night of the IFOA.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS PEN CANADA BENEFIT: DOUBLE FEATURE: STEPHEN KING AND OWEN KING Thursday, October 24, 8pm. FDT $100 In his only scheduled Canadian appearance, Stephen King and his son Owen King headline PEN Canada’s annual benefit. Stephen King presents his new novel, Doctor Sleep, which returns to the characters and the territory of his first bestselling hardcover novel, The Shining, including the now middle-aged Dan Torrance. Owen King presents his debut novel, Double Feature, which explores the creative life and the complicated relationship between a B-movie actor and his filmmaking son. Both authors will be interviewed onstage by author Andrew Pyper. Proceeds go to PEN Canada. Find out more at pencanada.ca.

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At every IFOA event, an empty chair appears in recognition of a writer silenced for peacefully expressing his or her beliefs. This year, PEN Canada recognizes Eskinder Nega, an independent journalist and blogger currently serving an 18-year prison sentence in Ethiopia.

IN CONVERSATION WITH ERIC SCHLOSSER Friday, October 25, 8pm. LST $18/$15 Supporters Eric Schlosser, the bestselling author of Fast Food Nation, sits down to talk to historian Tim Cook about his highly anticipated new book, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety.

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CBC@IFOA Saturday, October 26, Various Times/Venues Members of our national public broadcaster’s radio and television team host, moderate and interview at Festival events on October 26. The CBC’s Garvia Bailey, Brent Bambury, Gill Deacon, David Common, Patty Sullivan and Eleanor Wachtel take to the stage to help present some of the world’s best authors. CBC@IFOA features an exciting interview with popular children’s and young adult author Gordon Korman, as well as a stimulating round table with Brave New Word authors Shani Boianjiu, Sahar Delijani, Anthony Marra and Abdellah Taïa, who will discuss their experiences writing about war in Israel, Iran, Chechnya and Morocco. Bosnian-American fiction writer Aleksandar Hemon will sit down for a one-on-one interview

about his fascinating body of work, graphic novelists Peter Bagge and Seth will discuss their most recent books and the English-language winner of this year’s CBC Poetry Prize will read alongside poets Warren Clements, Beatriz Hausner, Christine McNair and Peter Norman. Both the English-language and French-language Poetry Prize winners will be presented with their awards by the CBC’s Shelagh Rogers and Kevin Sweet. Also this year, we’re co-hosting a very special CBC Books Trivia Night. Come test your literary IQ with Festival participants in this fun and lively event. See page 80 for information about our CBC@ IFOA Day Pass.

CHARLES TAYLOR PRIZE FOR LITERARY NON-FICTION SPOTLIGHT Saturday, October 26, 8pm. FDT $18/$15 Supporters The 2013 winner of the prestigious Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, Andrew Preston, gives a keynote address on church and state, the topic of his award-winning book, Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy. He speaks with Jeffrey Simpson, the national affairs columnist at The Globe and Mail.

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KOFFLER@IFOA PRESENTS SHANI BOIANJIU Sunday, October 27, 1pm. LST Koffler Centre of the Arts is Canada’s only multidisciplinary, contemporary Jewish cultural institution presenting programmes and exhibitions across the GTA with the goal of fostering mutual understanding and reaching diverse audiences. Koffler joins with the IFOA again this year to host an event featuring first-time Jewish novelist Shani Boianjiu. A former soldier in the Israel Defence Forces, Boianjiu draws on her own experience in her riveting debut, The People of Forever Are Not Afraid, which follows a group of young women coming of age in the military. Boianjiu will be interviewed by award-winning writer and filmmaker David Bezmozgis. Hosted by Valentine Moreno. Box Office/Info: 416-973-4000 ifoa.org

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PUBLISHING KEYNOTE SPEAKER Monday, October 28, 3:30pm. BRG FREE As part of the annual International Visitors (IV) Programme, industry guests from around the world come together at the IFOA to share international perspectives on the publishing industry. Ursula Mackenzie, Chief Executive of Little, Brown Book Group, appears this year as keynote speaker and will be interviewed by Stuart Woods, Editor of Quill & Quire. For more information about the IV Programme, visit ivprogramme.com.

IN CONVERSATION WITH STEVE PAIKIN Tuesday, October 29, 7pm. SDT $18/$15 Supporters Steve Paikin, host of TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin, finds the tables turned in this interview conducted by former Canadian politician Bob Rae. Paikin discusses his new book, Paikin and the Premiers: Personal Reflections on a Half Century of Ontario Leaders, in which he offers his astute opinion on some of Ontario’s most prominent political leaders—Rae included.

MARGARET MACMILLAN IN CONVERSATION WITH CHARLOTTE GRAY Wednesday, October 30, 8pm. LST $18/$15 Supporters Award-winning historian and author Margaret MacMillan speaks to acclaimed biographer Charlotte Gray about her most recent work, The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914, which explores the economic, social, political and human tensions that led to WWI.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH MARGARET DRABBLE Saturday, November 2, 1pm. FDT $18/$15 Supporters Dame Margaret Drabble, acclaimed author of The Peppered Moth, reads from and discusses her most recent work, The Pure Gold Baby, with the host of CBC’s Writers & Company, Eleanor Wachtel. © Ruth Corney

A TRIBUTE TO ALICE MUNRO Saturday, November 2, 8pm. FDT $25/$20 Supporters After a celebrated career as one of Canada’s most beloved, internationally recognized and award-winning authors, Alice Munro announced her retirement in June 2013. This fall, IFOA hosts a “who’s-who” of Canada’s literary community, including other writers, close colleagues and family members, as they present readings of Munro’s work. Join us for the special opportunity to celebrate the immense achievements of one of our greatest authors. This event will be hosted by Douglas Gibson, Munro’s editor for almost 40 years, and will feature the awarding of the Harbourfront Festival Prize (see page 11).

WORD ALLIANCE The Word Alliance is a collaboration of eight of the world’s finest literary festivals. The Word Alliance creates a platform for artistic partnership; further expansion of online content; professional, audience and organizational development and an international touring programme for authors. The Word Alliance network includes the Bookworm International Literary Festival in Beijing, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Étonnants-Voyageurs in Saint-Malo, the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, internationales literaturfestival in Berlin, Jaipur Literature Festival, Melbourne Writers Festival and PEN World Voices in New York City. Visit wordalliance.org for more information.

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YoungIFOA THE PERFECT PICK FOR YOUNG BOOK LOVERS AND ASPIRING WRITERS! This fall, YoungIFOA offers both children and teens a chance to interact with some of the top authors writing for young people today. Audience members have the opportunity to participate in reading/Q&A events and get hands-on at one of our bookplate-making workshops. With four scheduled events to choose from, there’s something here for everyone: Gordon Korman (grades 4–6) Saturday, October 26, 11am. FDT

Charles de Lint, Elizabeth Wennick (grades 4–6) Wednesday, October 30, 10:30am. BRG

Lesley Livingston, Evan Munday (grades 7–8) Tuesday, October 29, 10:30am. BRG

Frank Viva, Eric Walters (K–grade 3+) Friday, November 1, 10:30am. BRG

YoungIFOA is produced in conjunction with Harbourfront Centre’s School Visits Department.

STUDENT AND YOUTH PROGRAMMING IFOA prides itself on the diversity and depth of student and youth programming made available to its audience members. Not only does IFOA provide free student tickets to all regularly priced Festival and weekly events (subject to availability), but special programming is also made available to students. Master classes with the University of Guelph, Humber School for Writers and several other schools provide students with a unique experience to take part in one-on-one discussions with Festival participants.

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For the second year, we have partnered with the University of Toronto’s Continuing Education Department to bring you Backstage at the IFOA, a five-day certificate programme that allows students access to everything IFOA. For more information on master classes and the U of T programme, please call 416-973-4760.

LEGEND BRG: Brigantine Room LST: Lakeside Terrace FDT: Fleck Dance Theatre SDT: Studio Theatre

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IFOA ONTARIO: OCTOBER 19 TO NOVEMBER 4 Presented by Lit On Tour, a consortium of organizations across Ontario

Now in its seventh year, the IFOA’s touring programme presents events in 14 Ontario locations and features authors from IFOA’s roster of the best contemporary writers from around the globe. IFOA BAYFIELD Sunday, October 27, 2pm

IFOA OWEN SOUND Saturday, October 26, 2pm

IFOA BURLINGTON Monday, October 21, 7pm

IFOA PARRY SOUND Wednesday, October 23, 7:30pm

IFOA CREEMORE Saturday, October 26, 7pm

IFOA THUNDER BAY Sunday, November 3, 7pm

IFOA KITCHENER Friday, October 25, 7pm

IFOA UXBRIDGE Friday, November 1, 7:30pm

IFOA LONDON Tuesday, October 22, 7pm

IFOA WINDSOR Saturday, November 2, 1pm

IFOA MARKHAM Friday, November 1, 6:30pm

IFOA WOODSTOCK Wednesday, October 23, 7pm

IFOA MIDLAND Tuesday, October 29, 7:30pm

For more information visit our website

litontour.com

IFOA MISSISSAUGA Saturday, October 19, 2pm IFOA Ontario is made possible through the support of

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BOOK SIGNING SCHEDULE NO TICKETS? COME TO ANY OF THESE SIGNINGS FOR FREE! Join us in the Festival Hub (York Quay Centre) to meet IFOA participants, have your books signed and check out the IFOA Bookstore. These events are free of charge—no ticket is required.

Friday, October 25

Sunday, October 27, cont’d

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Kelly Braffet, Aleksandar Hemon, Sam Lipsyte, Gra˙zyna Plebanek, Eric Schlosser

Saturday, October 26 12pm Janet E. Cameron, Fiona Kidman, Mary-Rose MacColl, Alice McDermott 1pm

Shani Boianjiu, Sahar Delijani, Isabel Greenberg, Anthony Marra, Abdellah Taïa

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Peter Bagge, Mircea Cˇartˇarescu, Viola Di Grado, Mieko Kawakami, Stéphane Michaka, Seth

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Warren Clements, Paal-Helge Haugen, Beatriz Hausner, Christine McNair, Peter Norman, Darryl Sterk, Wu Ming-Yi, Rui Zink

9pm

Nadeem Aslam, Sahar Delijani, Anthony Marra, Peter Norman, Francine Prose

9:30pm Jami Attenberg, Tom Barbash, Catherine Bush, Beatriz Hausner, Kim Scott

Sunday, October 27 1pm

Nadeem Aslam, Jami Attenberg, Peter Bagge, Sam Lipsyte, Diego Marani, Abdellah Taïa, Rui Zink

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Shani Boianjiu

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S. Bear Bergman, Krista Bridge, Fiona Kidman, Perrine Leblanc, Mary-Rose MacColl, Alexander Maksik, Alice McDermott

4pm

Tom Barbash, Jean-Marie Blas de Roblès, Thomas Enger, Christine McNair, Carsten Stroud

5pm

Kazushige Abe, Mieko Kawakami

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Tamara Faith Berger, Jean-Marie Blas de Roblès, Serge Bramly, Lewis DeSoto, Rachel Kushner, Gra˙zyna Plebanek

Tuesday, October 29 11:30am Lesley Livingston, Evan Munday 6pm

Nadeem Aslam

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Steve Paikin

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Théodora Armstrong, Joseph Boyden, Steven Galloway, Wayne Grady, Ann Ireland, Annabel Lyon, Ania Szado

9:30pm Eleanor Catton, Isabel Greenberg, Xiaolu Guo, Joanna Kavenna, Marisha Pessl

Wednesday, October 30 11:30am Charles de Lint, Elizabeth Wennick 6pm

Kevin Barry

8pm

Margaret Atwood, Amy Grace Loyd

9pm

Charlotte Gray, Margaret MacMillan

10pm Wayson Choy, Hari Kunzru, Francine Prose, Richard Scrimger, Olive Senior, Miriam Toews

Thursday, October 31 9pm

Eleanor Catton, Douglas Coupland, Philipp Meyer, Andrew Pyper, C.K. Stead, Carsten Stroud, Rupert Thomson, D.W. Wilson

Friday, November 1 11:30am Frank Viva, Eric Walters 9pm

George Elliott Clarke, Michael Crummey, Cynthia Flood, Aminatta Forna, Douglas Glover, Charlotte Gray, Lisa Moore, Chad Pelley

LEGEND BRG: Brigantine Room LST: Lakeside Terrace FDT: Fleck Dance Theatre SDT: Studio Theatre

: Door Prize


Friday, November 1, cont’d 9:30pm Catherine Bush, Rodge Glass, Mary Novik, Meg Wolitzer

Saturday, November 2 12pm S. Bear Bergman, Alison Wearing 1pm

Tamara Faith Berger, Craig Davidson, Anthony De Sa, Don Gillmor, Wayne Grady, Charlotte Gray, Mathew Henderson, D.W. Wilson

2pm

Dennis Bock, Rodge Glass, Elizabeth Ruth, Mary Swan, Michael Winter

3pm

Théodora Armstrong, Kevin Barry, George Elliott Clarke, Douglas Glover, Jim Lynch, Anne Michaels, Rupert Thomson

5pm

Justin Cartwright, Louise Doughty, Cynthia Flood, Aminatta Forna, Charlotte Grimshaw, Helen Humphreys, Meg Wolitzer

6pm

Linwood Barclay, George Pelecanos

Sunday, November 3 12pm

S. Bear Bergman, Jowita Bydlowska, Wayson Choy, Lauren B. Davis, Anthony De Sa, Don Gillmor, Wayne Johnston, Alison Wearing

12:30pm Hari Kunzru, Amanda Leduc, Mary Swan 2pm

Dennis Bock, Janie Chang, Chris Eaton, Bernice Eisenstein, Paul Harding, Guy Gavriel Kay, Jim Lynch, Anne Michaels, Seth

4pm

Jowita Bydlowska, Justin Cartwright, Ann Dowsett Johnston, Mary Novik, Elizabeth Ruth

4:30pm Krista Bridge, Chris Eaton, Mathew Henderson, Chad Pelley NB: Times and participants are subject to change.

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PARTICIPANTS Kazushige Abe

Supported by Japan Foundation (Toronto)

Kazushige Abe (Japan) is the author of several books, including a highly acclaimed debut novella, Amerika no yoru (American Night), which won the Gunzo Prize for New Writers. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Akutagawa Prize for his novel Gurando Finare (Grand Finale). Abe presents his short story from the anthology March Was Made of Yarn, which explores the March 2011 earthquake that devastated Japan, causing a ravaging 50-foot tsunami and radiation leaks from five nuclear plants. Abe is one of 22 writers who offer observations on and insight into this tragedy, which affected many lives. ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 27, 4pm. SDT

Siri Agrell Siri Agrell (Canada) is a former journalist who now works as the principal speechwriter to Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne. She is the co-founder of TypeFace, a literary portrait project that benefits the Toronto Public Library Foundation. Her first book, Bad Bridesmaid, was published in 2007. ROUND TABLE: Host/Moderator. Sunday, October 27, 12pm. BRG ROUND TABLE: Host/Moderator. Sunday, November 3, 3pm. BRG

Bert Archer Bert Archer (Canada) is a writer for The Globe and Mail, National Post, Hazlitt, Toronto Life and Yonge Street Media. He was a full-time book reviewer and literary journalist in Canada and the USA for the better part of a decade. He has written one book and contributed to half a dozen others. INTERVIEWING: Douglas Coupland. Thursday, October 31, 8pm. BRG

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: Door Prize


Théodora Armstrong Supported by House of Anansi Press

Théodora Armstrong (Canada) is a fiction writer and poet whose work has appeared in numerous literary magazines across Canada, such as Prairie Fire, Descant, The New Quarterly and Contemporary Verse 2. She received a Western Magazine Award for Fiction in 2008, and her stories have been included in The Journey Prize Anthology 20 and Coming Attractions 10. Armstrong presents her debut fiction collection, Clear Skies, No Wind, 100% Visibility, a deft depiction of families, friendship and human frailty set against the landscape of British Columbia. UBC ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Tuesday, October 29, 8pm. BRG ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 2, 2pm. BRG

Mark Askwith Mark Askwith (Canada) is a producer, writer and interviewer for SPACE, Canada’s national science-fiction channel. He has also written graphic novels, including Silencers and The Prisoner. ROUND TABLE: Host/Moderator. Saturday, October 26, 4pm. FDT

Nadeem Aslam

Supported by Random House of Canada Limited

© Jerry Bauer

Nadeem Aslam (UK) has published three highly acclaimed novels, Season of the Rainbirds, Maps for Lost Lovers and The Wasted Vigil, and is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship. Aslam presents The Blind Man’s Garden, a beautiful but tormenting novel set in Pakistan and Afghanistan following the events of 9/11. Following Jeo and Mikal, two brothers who set off from their small town to care for wounded civilians in Afghanistan, this is a tale of unbreakable family ties and the inevitable loss of war. READING: Saturday, October 26, 8pm. BRG ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 27, 12pm. BRG ARTIST TALK: Tuesday, October 29, 5pm. SDT Box Office/Info: 416-973-4000 ifoa.org

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Jami Attenberg

Supported by Hachette Book Group Canada

© Michael Sharkey

Jami Attenberg (USA) is the author of a short story collection, Instant Love, and two novels, The Kept Man and The Melting Season. She is currently the Fiction Editor of Maura Magazine, and has previously contributed essays and criticism to a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Nylon. Attenberg presents The Middlesteins, her New York Timesbestselling novel about marriage, family and our society’s often dangerous obsession with food. It was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction and named one of Amazon’s Top Ten Best Books of the Year. READING: Saturday, October 26, 8pm. SDT ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 27, 12pm. BRG

Margaret Atwood

© Jean Malek

Margaret Atwood (Canada) is the internationally acclaimed author of more than 40 works of fiction, poetry, literary criticism and social history. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including Governor General’s Literary Awards, the Scotiabank Giller Prize and Man Booker Prize. She presents MaddAddam, the dramatic conclusion to her celebrated dystopian trilogy that began with novel Oryx and Crake. After a man-made plague sweeps the earth, the only survivors are a small group of humans and the gentle species bio-engineered to replace them. In this unsettling and darkly humorous tale, Atwood challenges us to think about our own possible future. READING: Tuesday, October 29, 8pm. FDT INTERVIEWING: Amy Grace Loyd. Wednesday, October 30, 7pm. SDT

Peter Bagge

Supported by Drawn & Quarterly

© Peter Bagge

Peter Bagge (USA) is the Harvey Award-winning author of the acclaimed alternative comic series Hate. A regular contributor to Reason magazine, Bagge got his start in comics in the magazine Weirdo. He presents Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story, a brilliant graphic biography of the founder of Planned Parenthood. Bagge humanizes Sanger in his signature cartoony style, showing how both her compassionate nature and her flaws inspired her trailblazing activism and legacy. READING/INTERVIEW: Saturday, October 26, 2pm. SDT ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 27, 12pm. BRG

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LEGEND BRG: Brigantine Room LST: Lakeside Terrace FDT: Fleck Dance Theatre SDT: Studio Theatre

: Door Prize


Martha Baillie Martha Baillie (Canada) is the author of four novels, including the bestselling The Shape I Gave You and The Incident Report, which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and named a Globe and Mail Top 100 title. Her non-fiction has appeared in a variety of publications, including Brick magazine and catalogues for the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Koffler Gallery. She teaches at the Toronto New School of Writing and has been a guest speaker at several post-secondary institutions. Baillie’s new novel, currently untitled, is to be published by Tin House Books in September 2014. ROUND TABLE: Host/Moderator. Saturday, October 26, 2pm. LST ROUND TABLE: Host/Moderator. Sunday, October 27, 12pm. SDT

Brent Bambury Brent Bambury (Canada) is a Canadian radio and television personality who has worked on such CBC shows as Brave New Waves, Midday and Off the Cuff. He is currently the host of CBC’s Day 6, a nationally aired radio programme that blends journalism, current affairs, comedy and opinion. © CBC

INTERVIEWING: Peter Bagge, Seth. Saturday, October 26, 2pm. SDT

Tom Barbash

Supported by HarperCollins Canada

Tom Barbash (USA) is the author of the award-winning novel The Last Good Chance and The New York Times bestseller On Top of the World: Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick, and 9/11; A Story of Loss and Renewal. He has been published in a variety of publications, including Tin House, McSweeney’s and Virginia Quarterly Review, and his work has been performed on National Public Radio’s Selected Shorts series. Barbash presents Stay Up with Me, a collection of deeply resonant stories exploring the ways we attempt to connect with one another in an often cruel world. READING: Saturday, October 26, 8pm. SDT READING: Sunday, October 27, 3pm. LST Box Office/Info: 416-973-4000 ifoa.org

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Linwood Barclay

© Bill Taylor

Linwood Barclay (Canada) is the #1 international bestselling author of nine critically acclaimed novels, including Trust Your Eyes and No Time for Goodbye, which have both been optioned for film. He worked for the Toronto Star for more than 25 years in a variety of editing positions before becoming the paper’s humour columnist. Barclay presents his latest novel, A Tap on the Window, which follows the grief-stricken private investigator Cal Weaver, whose teenage son has just died. After picking up a young hitchhiker one night, Cal is drawn into the twisted world of secrets and cover-ups that plagues his small town. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 2, 5pm. BRG

Kevin Barry

Supported by Random House of Canada Limited

Kevin Barry’s (Ireland) debut story collection, There Are Little Kingdoms, was a recipient of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. His first novel, City of Bohane, won the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award. Barry presents his most recent story collection, Dark Lies the Island, which won the Sunday Times Short Story Prize and was nominated for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize. These unpredictable tales of love, cruelty, crime, desperation and hope have firmly established Barry as one of the most exciting voices of his generation. ARTIST TALK: Wednesday, October 30, 5pm. SDT READING: Friday, November 1, 8pm. FDT ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 2, 2pm. BRG

Steven W. Beattie Steven W. Beattie (Canada) is the review editor for Quill & Quire, Canada’s publishing trade magazine. His reviews and criticism have been published in the Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal, National Post, The Globe and Mail, Canadian Notes and Queries, Maisonneuve and elsewhere. He maintains the literary blog That Shakespearean Rag. ROUND TABLE: Host/Moderator: Sunday, November 3, 3pm. FDT

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LEGEND BRG: Brigantine Room LST: Lakeside Terrace FDT: Fleck Dance Theatre SDT: Studio Theatre

: Door Prize


Tamara Faith Berger Tamara Faith Berger (Canada) wrote porn stories before publishing her debut novel, Lie with Me, which was later made into a film. Her third novel, Maidenhead, won the 2012 Believer Book Award and was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award. Berger presents Little Cat, a revised re-release of her debut and second novel, The Way of the Whore, which introduces readers to two young women at the frontiers of sex, chronicling one woman’s increasingly extreme sexual encounters and another’s seduction by the sex industry. ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 27, 5pm. BRG ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 2, 12pm. LST

S. Bear Bergman Supported by Arsenal Pulp Press

© Zoe Gemelli

S. Bear Bergman (Canada) is an acclaimed author, performer and gender-jammer. He has written six books (four for adults, two for children) and has contributed to a variety of anthologies on topics both sacred and profane. An activist and lecturer, he speaks frequently on transgender issues. Bear presents his third essay collection, Blood, Marriage, Wine, & Glitter, which sheds necessary (and humorous) light on gender, sexuality and family, challenging our understanding of what these are and what they can be. READING: Sunday, October 27, 2pm. BRG ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 2, 11am. SDT READING: Sunday, November 3, 11am. SDT

David Bezmozgis David Bezmozgis (Canada/Latvia) is a writer and filmmaker whose first book, Natasha and Other Stories, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Caribbean and Canada). His debut novel, The Free World, was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, a Governor General’s Literary Award and the Trillium Book Award. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library and a Radcliffe Fellow, and was named one of The New Yorker’s top “20 Under 40” fiction writers in 2010. The Betrayers, his next novel, will be published in 2014. INTERVIEWING: Shani Boianjiu. Sunday, October 27, 1pm. LST

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Jared Bland Jared Bland (Canada) is the books editor of The Globe and Mail. ROUND TABLE: Host/Moderator. Saturday, November 2, 5pm. BRG ROUND TABLE: Host/Moderator. Sunday, November 3, 12pm. FDT

Jean-Marie Blas de Roblès Supported by Institut Français

© Patrick Box

Jean-Marie Blas de Roblès (France) was a lecturer in philosophy at universities in Brazil, China and Italy, and for the Alliance Française in Taiwan. He now writes full time, edits a series of books on archaeology and is a member of the French Archaeological Mission. Blas de Roblès presents Where Tigers Are at Home, which won the Prix Médicis and has already been translated into 14 languages. When Eléazard von Wogau, a retired French correspondent, starts editing a strange, unpublished biography of 17th-century Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher, his own life begins to unravel. READING: Sunday, October 27, 3pm. LST ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 27, 5pm. BRG

Dennis Bock Dennis Bock (Canada) has been hailed by The Globe and Mail as “Canada’s next great novelist.” His first collection of stories, Olympia, won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, the Canadian Authors’ Association Jubilee Award and the Betty Trask Award in the UK. The Ash Garden was a #1 bestseller and won the 2002 Canada-Japan Literary Award. Bock is a lecturer at the University of Toronto and a faculty member at Humber’s School for Writers. He presents Going Home Again, a novel about falling in and out of love, and the thin line that exists between love and violence. READING: Saturday, November 2, 1pm. SDT ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 3, 1pm. BRG

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: Door Prize


Shani Boianjiu

Supported by Koffler Centre of the Arts

Shani Boianjiu (Israel) was chosen by author Nicole Krauss as one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” award winners. At the age of 18, she entered the Israel Defence Forces, and at 26, she is one of the youngest writers on Random House of Canada’s prestigious Bond Street Books list. Boianjiu presents her debut novel, The People of Forever Are Not Afraid, about young women in the Israel Defence Forces. Constantly preparing for a moment that may never arrive, they are perpetually waiting—for womanhood, orders, war, peace. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 26, 12pm. BRG READING/INTERVIEW: Sunday, October 27, 1pm. LST

Joseph Boyden

Supported by Penguin Group (Canada)

© Norman Wong

Joseph Boyden’s (Canada) debut, Three Day Road, won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the CBA Libris Fiction Book of the Year Award and the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award. His second novel, Through Black Spruce, won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, was named the Fiction Book of the Year by the Canadian Booksellers Association and earned him the CBA’s Author of the Year Award. Boyden presents his new novel, The Orenda, a nearly 400-year-old tale about the kidnapping of a young Iroquois girl, her Huron Nation captor and a Jesuit missionary. UBC ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Tuesday, October 29, 8pm. BRG

Kelly Braffet

© Missy McLamb

Kelly Braffet (USA) is the author of Josie and Jack and Last Seen Leaving. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University, where she received her MFA. Braffet presents Save Yourself, in which Patrick Cusimano, a midnight shift worker at a grubby convenience store, is surprised to find he has attracted the attention of two very different women. It’s not long before the temptations the two offer push him dangerously close to a breakdown. READING: Friday, October 25, 8pm. BRG ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 26, 4pm. FDT

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Serge Bramly Supported by Institut Français

© Zhuang Jay

Serge Bramly (France) is a writer, essayist, photographer, art critic and screenwriter. He has won numerous literary awards, including the Prix des Libraires and the Prix Interallié. His bestselling biography on Leonardo da Vinci won the Prix Vasari and was translated into more than 20 languages. Bramly’s novel, La terreur dans le boudoir, was adapted for film under the title Sade. In 2004, he was appointed Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Culture Minister. Bramly presents The Kiss: A Celebration of Love in Art, which explores the significance of “the meeting of the lips” throughout the centuries and across continents. ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 27, 5pm. BRG

Krista Bridge

© Jacklyn Atlas

Krista Bridge (Canada) is the author of The Virgin Spy, which was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award and the ReLit Award. She has been published in Toronto Life, Descant, Prism International and Prairie Fire. Her short fiction has been nominated for a National Magazine Award, and one of her stories was selected for the Journey Prize Anthology. Bridge presents her new novel, The Eliot Girls, about a fictional all-girls private school in Toronto. When Audrey Brindle, who has dreamed of attending for years, is finally admitted, she discovers that it is a place of betrayal, cruelty and injustice. ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 27, 2pm. SDT READING: Sunday, November 3, 3pm. LST

Catherine Bush Catherine Bush (Canada) is the author of Claire’s Head and The Rules of Engagement, a national bestseller that was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book and a Best Book of the Year by the LA Times and The Globe and Mail. She has written non-fiction for a variety of publications and taught in writing programmes in Canada and the USA. She is currently the Coordinator of the Creative Writing MFA at the University of Guelph. Bush presents Accusation, a story of global scope, which explores the devastating legacies of allegations. READING: Saturday, October 26, 8pm. SDT READING: Friday, November 1, 8pm. LST

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LEGEND BRG: Brigantine Room LST: Lakeside Terrace FDT: Fleck Dance Theatre SDT: Studio Theatre

: Door Prize


Jowita Bydlowska

© Laura Bydlowska

Jowita Bydlowska’s (Canada) writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including Salon and The Huffington Post, and she was previously the author of the popular parenting blog they don’t tell you. Bydlowska presents her memoir, Drunk Mom, a brutally honest account of her relapse into addiction—the binges, blackouts and self-deception—after the birth of her first son. READING: Sunday, November 3, 11am. SDT ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 3, 3pm. BRG

Janet E. Cameron

© Phillip Leonard

Janet E. Cameron (Canada) has been living in Ireland since 2002. She was shortlisted for the Fish Short Story Prize and the Fish Short Memoir Prize, and has published an adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for young ESL learners. Cameron presents her debut novel, Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World, a winner at the Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair Competition. In this coming-ofage tale set in the small town of Riverside, Nova Scotia in 1987, Stephen Shulevitz has less than three months left of high school when he realizes he’s fallen in love—with exactly the wrong person. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 26, 11am. LST

Anne Carson

Supported by McClelland & Stewart

© Peter Smith

Anne Carson (Canada) is a poet, essayist and professor of Classics for over 30 years. She is the recipient of various awards and honors, including a Lannan Literary Award, the Griffin Trust Award for Excellence in Poetry and fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations. Carson presents her most recent work, Red Doc>, a mix of poetry, drama and narrative that follows Geryon from Autobiography of Red, now known as “G,” into the 21st century. Along with “Sad,” his lover and a troubled war veteran, and Ida, an artist, he embarks on a powerful journey of intellect, imagination and soul. READING/INTERVIEW: Wednesday, October 30, 8pm. FDT

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Mircea Cˇartˇarescu Supported by Archipelago Books

Mircea Cˇartˇarescu (Romania) is a poet, novelist and essayist whose work has been strongly influenced by Romanian Onirism and American writing in opposition to the official Communist ideology. His debut, Nostalgia, made him a young literary star in Romania. He is the 2013 winner of the Swiss Leuk Spycher Preis and the Serbian Grand Prize for International Poetry in Novi Sad. Cˇartˇarescu presents Blinding, part dream-memoir, part fictive journey through hallucinatory Bucharest. In this bestselling tale, translated into English for the first time, readers are taken on a mystical trip through the protagonist’s life. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 26, 2pm. LST

Justin Cartwright Supported by Penguin Group (Canada)

© Jaime Turner

Justin Cartwright (UK) is the author of the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted In Every Face I Meet, Whitbread Novel Award-winner Leading the Cheers and The Promise of Happiness, which was awarded the Hawthornden Prize. His most recent novel, Other People’s Money, was named the Spear’s Novel of the Year. Cartwright presents Lion Heart, which finds Richie Cathar venturing to the Holy Land to discover the fate of Christianity’s most sacred relic and the truth about his father. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 2, 4pm. LST ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 3, 3pm. SDT

Eleanor Catton

Supported by McClelland & Stewart

© Robert Catto

Eleanor Catton (Canada) was born in 1985 in London, Ontario and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand. Her debut novel, The Rehearsal, won the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, the Betty Trask Prize and the NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction. In 2010, she was awarded the New Zealand Arts Foundation New Generation Award. Catton presents her second novel, the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted The Luminaries. Set in 1866 during New Zealand’s gold rush, this richly imagined story weaves together the fates and fortunes of an entire community, where everyone has something to hide. READING: Tuesday, October 29, 8pm. LST READING/INTERVIEW: Thursday, October 31, 8pm. LST

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Janie Chang

Supported by HarperCollins Canada

Janie Chang (Canada) spent her childhood living in the Philippines, Iran and Thailand, and now lives in Vancouver. She has a degree in computer science from Simon Fraser University and recently attended SFU’s Writer’s Studio. Chang presents her unforgettable debut novel, Three Souls, which was inspired by the tragic story of her grandmother, whose life, like so many generations of women in China, was not her own. Readers meet the ghost of young Leiyin, who must sift through her memories to uncover what is binding her to this world and denying her entrance to the afterlife. ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 3, 1pm. BRG

Wayson Choy

© M. J. Morris

Wayson Choy’s (Canada) bestselling debut novel, The Jade Peony, shared the Trillium Book Award for best book in 1995 and won the 1996 City of Vancouver Book Award. Its companion novel, All That Matters, also won a Trillium Book Award and was shortlisted for the 2005 Giller Prize. His first memoir, Paper Shadows, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction, the Charles Taylor Prize and the Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize. Choy presents his second memoir, Not Yet, about the bonds of love and family, framed by Choy’s two near-death experiences. ROUND TABLE: Wednesday, October 30, 9pm. SDT READING: Sunday, November 3, 11am. SDT

George Elliott Clarke

© Camelia Linta

George Elliott Clarke (Canada) is Toronto’s Poet Laureate and one of Canada’s most beloved poets. His 2001 collection, Execution Poems, won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry, and his verse-novel, Whylah Falls, was chosen for the CBC’s inaugural Canada Reads competition in 2002. He is a visiting professor at Harvard University for 2013/14. Clarke presents his latest book of poems, Illicit Sonnets, an erotic, post-colonial treatment of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese. READING: Friday, November 1, 8pm. SDT READING: Saturday, November 2, 2pm. LST

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Warren Clements Warren Clements (Canada) was on the editorial board of The Globe and Mail for many years. His comic strip Nestlings ran in that newspaper from 1979 to 1993, where he also wrote columns on word play and home video. He co-wrote The Globe and Mail Style Book and edited such books as The Globe Challenge, The Full Mountie and Portfoolio 23/24/25, three annuals of Canada’s best editorial cartoons. He lives in Toronto with his partner, Alexandra Eadie. Clements presents his first book of poetry, Bird Doggerel, a collection of humorous and mostly accurate poems about birds. POET SUMMIT: Saturday, October 26, 4pm. BRG READING: Saturday, November 2, 11am. FDT

Susan G. Cole Susan G. Cole (Canada) is the books and entertainment editor at NOW Magazine and a much sought-after onstage interviewer. She is the author of two books about violence against women, Pornography and the Sex Crisis and Power Surge, and the editor of Outspoken, a collection of scenes and monologues from Canadian lesbian plays. Her play, A Fertile Imagination, was one of the first stage works about a lesbian couple wanting to become parents. She can be heard every Thursday morning at 9am on Talk Radio 640’s Media and the Message panel. ROUND TABLE: Host/Moderator. Saturday, November 2, 11am. SDT ROUND TABLE: Host/Moderator. Saturday, November 2, 4pm. SDT

David Common David Common (Canada) was recently appointed anchor of CBC Radio’s morning news programme World Report. He worked previously as CBC’s New York Correspondent and European Correspondent. He began with the CBC in 1998 after studying at Stockholm University in Sweden and York University in Toronto. Common has been based in London (UK), Toronto, Fredericton, Winnipeg and Regina, and has been to Afghanistan, Iraq, parts of Africa and virtually everywhere in Europe. He now moves between various US states. He is the recipient of several awards, including a Gemini in the Best Reportage category. ROUND TABLE: Host/Moderator. Saturday, October 26, 12pm. BRG

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Tim Conley Tim Conley’s (Canada) short fiction, poetry, essays, reviews and translations have appeared in journals in eight countries. His most recent books are the poetry collection One False Move and the anthology Burning City: Poems of Metropolitan Modernity. He teaches English and comparative literature at Brock University. ROUND TABLE: Host/Moderator. Saturday, November 2, 2pm. BRG

Tim Cook

© Sarah Cook

Tim Cook (Canada) is the Great War historian at the Canadian War Museum. His book Shock Troops won the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. He also won both the J.W. Dafoe Prize and the Ottawa Book Award for At the Sharp End. His most recent book, Warlords: Borden, Mackenzie King and Canada’s World Wars, is a fast-paced narrative that humanizes the war effort through the eyes of the prime ministers. INTERVIEWING: Eric Schlosser. Friday, October 25, 8pm. LST

Douglas Coupland

Supported by Random House of Canada Limited

Douglas Coupland (Canada) is a visual artist, furniture and fashion designer, screenwriter and acclaimed bestselling author of 11 novels, which have been translated into 35 languages. His works include international bestsellers Generation A and JPod, as well as a recent short biography of Marshall McLuhan. Coupland presents his first full-length fiction piece in four years, Worst. Person. Ever., a funny, dreadful and unforgettable introduction to Raymond Gunt—an irredeemable character you will love to hate. READING/INTERVIEW: Thursday, October 31, 8pm. BRG

Box Office/Info: 416-973-4000 ifoa.org

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Michael Crummey Supported by House of Anansi Press

Michael Crummey (Canada) is the bestselling author of four books of poetry and a book of short stories, Flesh and Blood. His debut novel, River Thieves, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and his second, The Wreckage, was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. His most recent novel, Galore, won the Commonwealth Book Prize in 2010. Crummey presents his first poetry collection in a decade, Under the Keel, which deals with the daily trials and triumphs of life, whether charting the merciless complications of childhood, or the unpredictable consolations of middle age. ROUND TABLE: Friday, November 1, 8pm. BRG ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 3, 3pm. FDT

Craig Davidson

© Kevin Kelly

Craig Davidson (Canada) is the author of three novels, including The Fighter and Sarah Court. Two stories from his lauded debut short story collection, Rust and Bone, were adapted into a film of the same name. His work has been included in publications such as the National Post, Esquire, GQ, The Walrus and The Washington Post. Davidson presents the powerful and poignant Cataract City, the tale of childhood friends Duncan and Owen, whose camaraderie endures the ultimate test when Owen catches Duncan in a deadly smuggling operation, leaving both men haunted by their past and faced with fatal consequences. READING: Friday, November 1, 8pm. FDT ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 2, 12pm. LST

Lauren B. Davis Supported by HarperCollins Canada

© Helen Tansey

Lauren B. Davis (Canada) is a critically acclaimed novelist, essayist and teacher whose bestselling books include The Stubborn Season, The Radiant City and Our Daily Bread, which was longlisted for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize and named best book of the year by both The Globe and Mail and The Boston Globe. Davis presents The Empty Room, a story about a woman whose worst enemy—and only friend —is the bottle. The result is an unforgettable portrayal of the turmoil and pain of alcoholism. READING: Sunday, November 3, 11am. BRG

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Brendan de Caires Brendan de Caires (Canada) is the Programs and Communications coordinator for PEN Canada. He has worked in trade and magazine publishing and has written for The Caribbean Review of Books, the Literary Review of Canada and The Toronto Review of Books. ROUND TABLE: Host/Moderator. Sunday, November 3, 3pm. SDT

Charles de Lint

Supported by Hachette Book Group Canada

Charles de Lint (Canada) is the author of more than 70 books for adults, young adults and children. He has won various honours, including World Fantasy, White Pine and Aurora awards. A poet, songwriter and performer, de Lint is also a contributor to a monthly book review column for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. He presents The Cats of Tanglewood Forest, an expanded version of his 2003 picture book, A Circle of Cats, in which 12-year-old Lillian is bitten by a poisonous snake. A group of magical cats are able to save her life, but only by turning her into a kitten. YoungIFOA: Wednesday, October 30, 10:30am. BRG

Anthony De Sa

© Nathan Riddell

Anthony De Sa (Canada) grew up in Toronto’s Portuguese community. His critically acclaimed debut novel, Barnacle Love, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and a Toronto Book Award. He attended Humber’s School for Writers and currently heads a high school English and creative writing programme. De Sa presents Kicking the Sky. Set in 1977, the year 12-year-old Emanuel Jaques was brutally raped and murdered in Toronto, the novel is told from the perspective of young Antonio Rebelo, whose world is turned upside down when this tragedy strikes his Portuguese community. READING: Saturday, November 2, 12pm. BRG READING: Sunday, November 3, 11am. BRG

Box Office/Info: 416-973-4000 ifoa.org

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Sahar Delijani

Supported by Simon & Schuster Canada

Sahar Delijani (Iran) attended the University of California, Berkeley, and has contributed works to various literary publications and journals, including Tryst, Slice Magazine and Berkeley Poetry Review. She was nominated for the 2010 and 2011 Pushcart Prize. Delijani presents her first novel, Children of the Jacaranda Tree, which is based on her own experience growing up in post-revolutionary Iran. It will be published in more than 70 countries and translated into 25 languages. Told from multiple perspectives, the novel offers an intimate portrait of revolution and explores the fear, anger and hope felt by three generations of families. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 26, 12pm. BRG READING: Saturday, October 26, 8pm. BRG

Lewis DeSoto Lewis DeSoto (Canada) was born in South Africa and moved to Canada as a teenager. His first novel, A Blade of Grass, was an international bestseller and was longlisted for both the Man Booker Prize and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger. He is also the author of a biography of the painter Emily Carr. DeSoto presents The Restoration Artist, which explores the intersection of creativity and love, and the ways in which the past is woven into the present. ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 27, 5pm. BRG

Viola Di Grado

Supported by Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Viola Di Grado (Italy) was born in Catania, Italy. She now lives and studies in London. She presents her debut novel, 70% Acrylic 30% Wool, winner of the 2011 Campiello First Novel Award and a finalist for the Strega, Italy’s most prestigious literary prize. In an innovative literary style inspired by the syncopated rhythms of modern music, Di Grado has written a most unusual love story—one as unpredictable as the human heart. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 26, 2pm. LST

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LEGEND BRG: Brigantine Room LST: Lakeside Terrace FDT: Fleck Dance Theatre SDT: Studio Theatre

: Door Prize


Louise Doughty

Supported by Penguin Group (Canada)

© Jerome Weatherald

Louise Doughty (UK) is the author of six novels, including Whatever You Love, which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She has won accolades for both her radio drama and short stories, and has published a work of non-fiction, A Novel in a Year, which is based on her popular newspaper column. A critic and cultural commentator for UK and international newspapers, she broadcasts regularly for the BBC. Doughty presents Apple Tree Yard, a psychological thriller about one woman’s adultery and a reckless decision that leads to accusations of murder. READING: Saturday, November 2, 11am. FDT ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 2, 4pm. LST

Ann Dowsett Johnston

© Christopher Dew

Ann Dowsett Johnston (Canada) is a writer, editor, public speaker and the winner of five National Magazine Awards. As an Atkinson Fellow in Public Policy, she wrote a 13-part series on women and alcohol that appeared in the Toronto Star and became the genesis of the book she presents, Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol. In it, Dowsett Johnston combines in-depth research with her own personal story of recovery, and delivers a groundbreaking examination of a shocking yet little recognized epidemic threatening society today: the precipitous rise in risky drinking among women and girls. ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 3, 3pm. BRG

Margaret Drabble Supported by HarperCollins Canada

© Ruth Corney

Margaret Drabble (UK) became a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2008 for her contributions to contemporary English literature. She is the author of The Sea Lady, The Seven Sisters and The Peppered Moth, among other novels. She wrote biographies of Arnold Bennett and Angus Wilson, and edited two editions of The Oxford Companion to English Literature. Drabble presents The Pure Gold Baby. Jessica Speight is on the cusp of a promising academic career in 1960s’ London, when a relationship with her married professor leaves her the single mother of a darling—but very unusual—daughter. READING/INTERVIEW: Saturday, November 2, 1pm. FDT

Box Office/Info: 416-973-4000 ifoa.org

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Sarah Dunant

Supported by HarperCollins Canada

© Charlie Hopkinson

Sarah Dunant (UK) is the international bestselling author of the acclaimed Italian Renaissance novels The Birth of Venus and In the Company of the Courtesan. Her earlier novels include three Hannah Wolfe crime thrillers, as well as Snowstorms in a Hot Climate, Transgressions and Mapping the Edge. Dunant presents her latest work of literary fiction, Blood & Beauty: The Borgias, which examines the brutality and corruption of 15th-century Rome, chronicling Spanish Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia’s struggle for power and control after he buys his way into the Italian papacy. READING: Tuesday, October 29, 8pm. FDT

Chris Eaton

© Dylan Welsh

Chris Eaton (Canada) is a songwriter, musician and the author of the novels the inactivist and The Grammar Architect, along with a book of short fiction, Letters to Thomas Pynchon. He has recorded numerous albums under the name Rock Plaza Central, including the highly acclaimed Are We Not Horses? Eaton presents his latest novel, Chris Eaton, a Biography: A Novel, which constructs a life using the details of the lives of dozens of other Chris Eatons, a group of individuals who share nothing but a name. In blending these lives, Eaton investigates how individual our individuality truly is. ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 3, 1pm. SDT READING: Sunday, November 3, 3pm. LST

Bernice Eisenstein

© John Silverstein

Bernice Eisenstein’s (Canada) highly acclaimed graphic memoir, I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors, was translated into 10 languages and won a National Jewish Book Award. Her illustrations have appeared in a variety of Canadian publications, and her artwork has been displayed at exhibitions in Europe and the United States. Eisenstein presents Correspondences, a beautifully produced accordion book containing her illustrations alongside a book-length poem by acclaimed novelist and poet Anne Michaels. Eisenstein’s luminous portraits of 20th-century writers and thinkers join Michaels’ poetry in a dialogue that can be read in any direction and any order. ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 3, 1pm. SDT

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LEGEND BRG: Brigantine Room LST: Lakeside Terrace FDT: Fleck Dance Theatre SDT: Studio Theatre

: Door Prize


Thomas Enger Supported by NORLA

© Rolf M. Aagaard

Thomas Enger (Norway) is a former journalist, a music composer and the international bestselling author of the Henning Juul series, to which movie rights have been purchased by a Norwegian production company. The series’ debut novel, Burned, was shortlisted for the eDunnit award in England. Enger presents Pierced, the second novel in the series, which finds Henning returning to work as a reporter after being scarred in a deadly fire that killed his son. When he is promised information about his son’s death, he sets out to the clear the name of a convicted murderer. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 26, 4pm. FDT READING: Sunday, October 27, 3pm. LST

Cynthia Flood Supported by Biblioasis

© Dean Sinnett

Cynthia Flood’s (Canada) stories have won numerous awards, including the Journey Prize and a National Magazine Award, and have been widely anthologized. Her novel Making A Stone of the Heart was nominated for the City of Vancouver Book Prize in 2002. She is the author of the acclaimed short story collections The English Stories, The Animals in Their Elements and My Father Took a Cake to France. Flood presents her latest collection, Red Girl Rat Boy, filled with characters whose voices are passionate, complex and eccentric, written in her signature dense and incisive prose. READING: Friday, November 1, 8pm. SDT ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 2, 4pm. SDT

Aminatta Forna

Supported by Publishers Group Canada, Perseus Books Group

© Jonathan Ring

Aminatta Forna (UK) is the author of a memoir, The Devil that Danced on the Water, and two novels. The Memory of Love won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She is currently the Sterling Brown Distinguished Visiting Professor at Williams College in Massachusetts. Forna presents her new novel, The Hired Man, about a man struggling with the effects of the Croatian War of Independence, and a town plagued by the many secrets and tensions left in the wake of conflict. READING: Friday, November 1, 8pm. SDT ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 2, 4pm. LST

Box Office/Info: 416-973-4000 ifoa.org

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Steven Galloway Supported by UBC

Steven Galloway (Canada) is the author of Finnie Walsh and Ascension, and currently teaches creative writing at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. Galloway presents The Cellist of Sarajevo, which won the 2009 Evergreen Award, the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature and the Borders Original Voices Award. Set in Sarajevo in the 1990s, it is a haunting novel that speaks to the resilience and generosity of the human spirit, even in the midst of the depravity of war. UBC ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Tuesday, October 29, 8pm. BRG JOURNEY PRIZE CELEBRATION: Thursday, October 31, 8pm. FDT

Rachel Giese Rachel Giese (Canada) is the deputy editor of The Grid. Previously, she was a senior editor at The Walrus and a journalism instructor at Ryerson University. HILARY WESTON WRITERS’ TRUST PRIZE FINALISTS: Host/Moderator. Friday, October 25, 8pm. SDT

Don Gillmor

© Ryan Szulc

Don Gillmor (Canada) is the author of the bestselling Canada: A People’s History, the critically acclaimed novel Kanata and nine children’s books, two of which were nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award. He was a senior editor at The Walrus, a contributing editor at Saturday Night and Toronto Life and is the winner of 10 National Magazine Awards. Gillmor presents Mount Pleasant, in which Harry Salter’s father has passed away and left him $4200 instead of the millions he expected. Drowning in debt, Harry attempts to find out what happened to the money. READING: Saturday, November 2, 12pm. BRG READING: Sunday, November 3, 11am. BRG

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LEGEND BRG: Brigantine Room LST: Lakeside Terrace FDT: Fleck Dance Theatre SDT: Studio Theatre

: Door Prize


Rodge Glass Rodge Glass (UK) is the author of three novels, a graphic novel and a literary biography, Alasdair Gray: A Secretary’s Biography, which won the Somerset Maugham Award. He is Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing at Edge Hill University, and regularly appears at UK literary festivals and events, as well as on TV and radio. This IFOA, Glass is the host of many of our Brave New Word events. He presents his first collection of short stories, LoveSexTravelMusik, which insightfully explores how travel affects the lives and loves of men and women across the globe. READING: Friday, November 1, 8pm. LST ROUND TABLE: Host/Moderator. Saturday, November 2, 12pm. LST READING: Saturday, November 2, 1pm. SDT

Douglas Glover Supported by Goose Lane Editions

© Bill Giduz

Douglas Glover (Canada) is the author of the bestselling novel Elle, which won the 2002 Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction. His criticism has appeared in The Globe and Mail and The New York Times, and in 2006, he was awarded the Writers’ Trust of Canada Timothy Findley Award for his entire body of work. He currently teaches at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in the MFA in Writing programme. Glover presents his latest story collection, Savage Love, which explores the concept of love and challenges our understanding of this important cultural institution. READING: Friday, November 1, 8pm. SDT ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 2, 2pm. BRG

Ted Goossen Ted Goossen (Canada) teaches Japanese literature and film at York University. He is the co-editor of Monkey Business International, the general editor of The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories and has published translations of works by Haruki Murakami, Hiromi Kawakami, Yukio Mishima and Yoko Ogawa, among others. ROUND TABLE: Host/Moderator. Sunday, October 27, 4pm. SDT

Box Office/Info: 416-973-4000 ifoa.org

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Wayne Grady

Supported by Random House of Canada Limited

© Don Denton

Wayne Grady (Canada) is the author of 14 books of science and natural history and the editor of six anthologies of short fiction. He has translated 15 works from the French, winning a Governor General’s Literary Award for his translation of Antonine Maillet’s On the Eighth Day. He currently teaches Creative Non-Fiction at the University of British Columbia. Grady shares his unforgettable debut novel, Emancipation Day, about fathers and sons, husbands and wives and the complicated state of race relations during the 1930s and ’40s in Canada. UBC ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Tuesday, October 29, 8pm. BRG READING: Saturday, November 2, 12pm. BRG

James Grainger James Grainger (Canada) is the author of The Long Slide, which won the ReLit Award for short fiction. His reviews and articles have appeared in the Toronto Star, Quill & Quire, The Globe and Mail, Elle Canada, Men’s Fashion, Sharp and Rue Morgue. INTERVIEWING: Guy Gavriel Kay. Sunday, November 3, 1pm. LST

Charlotte Gray

Supported by HarperCollins Canada

Charlotte Gray (Canada) is an acclaimed biographer and historian, the author of numerous award-winning bestsellers and the winner of the prestigious Pierre Berton Award for a body of historical writing. Gray is a Member of the Order of Canada and regularly appears on radio and television as a political and cultural commentator. She presents her ninth novel, Massey Murder: A Maid, her Master and the Trial that Shocked a Nation, which tells the true story of Carrie Davies, who shot a member of one of the wealthiest families in Canada in 1915. INTERVIEWING: Margaret MacMillan. Wednesday, October 30, 8pm. LST READING: Friday, November 1, 8pm. SDT READING: Saturday, November 2, 12pm. BRG

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LEGEND BRG: Brigantine Room LST: Lakeside Terrace FDT: Fleck Dance Theatre SDT: Studio Theatre

: Door Prize


Isabel Greenberg

Supported by Random House of Canada Limited

© Lydia Garnett

Isabel Greenberg (UK) is a writer and illustrator living in North London. In 2011, she won the Observer/Cape Graphic Short Story Prize for Love in a Very Cold Climate. She has worked for NoBrow Press, Seven Stories Press and Solipsistic Pop. Greenberg presents her debut graphic novel, The Encyclopedia of Early Earth, which chronicles the adventures and ill-fated romance of a young man in an imagined era of Earth’s evolution. READING/INTERVIEW: Saturday, October 26, 12pm. SDT READING: Tuesday, October 29, 8pm. LST

Roger Greenwald Roger Greenwald (Canada/USA) has won two CBC Literary Awards (for poetry and travel literature) and several major awards for his translations. He has published one book of poems, Connecting Flight, and several volumes in translation, including North in the World by Rolf Jacobsen, Picture World by Niels Frank and Meditations on Georges de La Tour by Paal-Helge Haugen. ROUND TABLE: Host/Moderator. Saturday, October 26, 4pm. SDT

Charlotte Grimshaw

Supported by New Zealand Book Council/Creative New Zealand International Festival Travel Fund

© Jane Ussher

Charlotte Grimshaw (New Zealand) is the author of five critically acclaimed novels and two short story collections, including Opportunity, which was shortlisted for the 2007 Frank O’Connor International Prize and won New Zealand’s premier Montana award for fiction. She writes a monthly column in Metro magazine, for which she won a 2009 Qantas Media Award. She presents her most recent novel, Soon, which brings together a cast of characters whose private lives and political ambitions become increasingly entangled over the course of a summer holiday at a secluded beach house. READING: Saturday, November 2, 11am. FDT ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 2, 4pm. LST

Box Office/Info: 416-973-4000 ifoa.org

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TALK TIME: ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS AT THE IFOA Adventures in Storytelling: Tools of Time and Place

FOUND IN TRANSLATION: EUROPE@IFOA

Saturday, October 26, 11am. LST Janet E. Cameron, Fiona Kidman, Mary-Rose MacColl, Alice McDermott. Host/Moderator: Stuart Woods. Four fiction writers talk about their use of time and place in their narratives.

Sunday, October 27, 12pm. SDT Diego Marani, Abdellah Taïa, Rui Zink. Host/Moderator: Martha Baillie. Three diverse writers weigh in on contemporary literature in Europe and share what it means for them to have their work translated into English.

BRAVE NEW WORD: Front Lines

BRAVE NEW WORD: Two Solitudes

Saturday, October 26, 12pm. BRG Shani Boianjiu, Sahar Delijani, Anthony Marra, Abdellah Taïa. Host/Moderator: David Common. Armed with words, young writers weigh in on conflict at home and in foreign lands, and discuss the meaning of bravery.

FOUND IN TRANSLATION: Breaking Through. Going Global. Saturday, October 26, 2pm. LST Mircea Cˇartˇarescu, Viola Di Grado, Mieko Kawakami, Stéphane Michaka. Host/Moderator: Martha Baillie. International authors talk about the role they played in the translation of their work and the experience of being translated into English for the first time.

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INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF AUTHORS OCTOBER 24–NOVEMBER 3, 2013

Heroes and Demons Saturday, October 26, 4pm. FDT Kelly Braffet, Thomas Enger, Owen King, Andrew Pyper. Host/Moderator: Mark Askwith. Some of today’s top mystery and thriller writers discuss the navigation of good and evil in life and in literature.

FOUND IN TRANSLATION: Itinerary of Translation Saturday, October 26, 4pm. SDT Paal-Helge Haugen, Darryl Sterk, Wu Ming-Yi, Rui Zink. Host/Moderator: Roger Greenwald. Writers and translators discuss translation— in theory and practice—offering insight into how and why they translate.

Shape Shifters

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Sunday, October 27, 12pm. BRG Nadeem Aslam, Jami Attenberg, Peter Bagge, Sam Lipsyte. Host/Moderator: Siri Agrell. Does form or idea dictate narrative? A group of writers discuss.

Sunday, October 27, 2pm. SDT Krista Bridge, Perrine Leblanc. Host/Moderator: Marc Côté. Authors discuss the differences between writing and publishing in Ontario and Quebec.

FOUND IN TRANSLATION: JAPAN@IFOA Sunday, October 27, 4pm. SDT Kazushige Abe, Mieko Kawakami. Host/Moderator: Ted Goossen. Two prominent Japanese authors, whose short stories have recently been translated into English, discuss contemporary literature in Japan.

Love is a Four Letter Word Sunday, October 27, 5pm. BRG Tamara Faith Berger, Jean-Marie Blas de Roblès, Serge Bramly, Lewis DeSoto, Gra˙zyna Plebanek. Host/Moderator: Lewis DeSoto. Join an intimate discussion between authors of fiction and non-fiction on intersections of love, sex and art in their writing.

University of British Columbia Anniversary Celebration Tuesday, October 29, 8pm. BRG Théodora Armstrong, Joseph Boyden, Steven Galloway, Wayne Grady, Ann Ireland, Ania Szado. Emcee: Annabel Lyon. UBC alumni share anecdotes and readings in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the University’s Creative Writing Program.

The Humber School for Writers presents: How We Write Wednesday, October 30, 9pm. SDT Wayson Choy, Hari Kunzru, Francine Prose, Richard Scrimger, Olive Senior, Miriam Toews. Host/Moderator: Antanas Sileika. Faculty members of The Humber School for Writers discuss the craft of writing fiction. Find out how these acclaimed authors approach story and novel writing from start to finish.

FESTIVAL FUNDAMENTALS

Eastern Philosophies Friday, November 1, 8pm. BRG Michael Crummey, Lisa Moore, Chad Pelley. Host/Moderator: Mark Medley. East Coast Canadian authors discuss where they’ve come from, the people they’ve known and how these experiences have influenced their writing.

Rewriting the Rules of Family Saturday, November 2, 11am. SDT S. Bear Bergman, Alison Wearing. Host/Moderator: Susan G. Cole. Authors discuss writing about the queer experience and the changing face of the Canadian family.

BRAVE NEW WORD: The New Writing Saturday, November 2, 12pm. LST Tamara Faith Berger, Craig Davidson, Mathew Henderson, D.W. Wilson. Host/Moderator: Rodge Glass. Four exciting young authors talk about writing today—the subject matter and contemporary author culture—offering an insightful look into the future of the written word.

Short Break Saturday, November 2, 2pm. BRG Théodora Armstrong, Kevin Barry, Douglas Glover. Host/Moderator: Tim Conley. Writers debate the merits and complications of the short story form.

Secrets and Scars Saturday, November 2, 4pm. LST Justin Cartwright, Louise Doughty, Aminatta Forna, Charlotte Grimshaw. Host/Moderator: Sandra Martin. Death, war, violence—authors explain how they use the burdens and secrets of their characters to help drive plot and narrative.

Trusting the Muse Saturday, November 2, 4pm. SDT Cynthia Flood, Helen Humphreys, Meg Wolitzer. Host/Moderator: Susan G. Cole. A short story collection, a memoir, a novel— authors share their journeys from the beginning to middle to end of their individual works.

A Life in Crime Saturday, November 2, 5pm. BRG Linwood Barclay, George Pelecanos. Host/Moderator: Jared Bland. Bestselling crime authors discuss the commercial draw of the genre and the challenges of writing within it.

Gods, Ghosts and UFOs Saturday, November 3, 11am. LST Hari Kunzru, Amanda Leduc, Mary Swan. Host/Moderator: Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer. Authors discuss tackling the subjects of faith and religion in their fiction, writing about both the unknown and the unknowable.

Leading Men Sunday, November 3, 12pm. FDT Colum McCann, Philipp Meyer, George Pelecanos. Host/Moderator: Jared Bland. Three of contemporary literature’s most celebrated male authors talk about the creation of their lead characters.

Historic Reveries Sunday, November 3, 1pm. BRG Dennis Bock, Janie Chang, Paul Harding, Jim Lynch. Host/Moderator: Farzana Doctor. How does an author make the past relevant in contemporary fiction? Four writers discuss.

TICKETS: Online: ifoa.org By phone: 416-973-4000 In person: Harbourfront Centre Box Office York Quay Centre or Fleck Dance Theatre Tuesday–Saturday, 1–6pm, 8pm on evenings with performances During the IFOA, the Box Office is open daily— beginning half an hour before show start time for events outside of regular hours. DOORS OPEN: Doors open 30 minutes before the advertised start time. GETTING A SEAT: All of our events are general admission. Please arrive early if you wish to sit close to the stage.

The Art of Influence

BOOKSTORE: Our official Toronto bookseller, Ben McNally Books, is open daily in the York Quay Centre, from one hour before the day’s first event until one hour after the last event ends.

Sunday, November 3, 1pm. SDT Chris Eaton, Bernice Eisenstein, Anne Michaels, Seth. Host/Moderator: Emily M. Keeler. Authors discuss the influence of technology and other people—both living and dead—on their work.

DOOR PRIZES: At many events you could win a library valued at $500! Look for in this guide to see which events include a door prize draw and hang on to your ticket stub for your chance to win.

Messages from the Bottle Sunday, November 3, 3pm. BRG Jowita Bydlowska, Ann Dowsett Johnston. Host/Moderator: Siri Agrell. Female authors discuss writing about addiction.

Finding Your Place Sunday, November 3, 3pm. FDT Michael Crummey, Wayne Johnston, Peter Robinson. Host/Moderator: Steven W. Beattie. Writers discuss the importance of setting and the incorporation of real and imagined locations into their fiction.

Ahead by a Century Sunday, November 3, 3pm. SDT Justin Cartwright, Mary Novik, Elizabeth Ruth. Host/Moderator: Brendan de Caires. The fate of Christianity’s most sacred relic, the woman behind Petrarch’s sublime love poetry, a female bullfighter in 1930s’ Spain—three authors discuss rewriting history in their historical fiction.

BOOK SIGNINGS: For events in the York Quay Centre, signings take place in the Festival Hub and are open for anyone to attend. For events in the Fleck Dance Theatre, signings take place in the upper lobby for ticket holders only. See page 18 to find out when FREE book signings take place.

QUESTIONS? Most of our events include a period for questions from the audience. FOOD/DRINKS: There is a bar in the Fleck Dance Theatre lobby and the Festival Hub serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the IFOA. Lakeside Eats is open in the York Quay Centre. There are also a variety of food outlets along Queens Quay West. WHERE TO STAY: Our official hotel partner,

, is

offering 15% off their best available rate during the Festival. Book online at bit.ly/1bmF4eS or call 1-866-716-8101 and quote SETCAT15 at time of booking. Show your room key at our Box Office to receive discounted tickets at the IFOA Supporter rate. CONTESTS: Throughout the Festival, we run contests to win tickets to a variety of events. To win, sign up for our eNews at harbourfrontcentre.com/enewsletters, “like” our IFOA: International Festival of Authors Facebook Page or follow @IFOA on Twitter. STUDENTS/YOUTH: If you are a student or under the age of 25, tickets to IFOA events, excluding specially priced events, are FREE (subject to availability). Reserve your ticket by calling or visiting the Box Office. You must show valid ID to collect your ticket.


TALK TIME: ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS AT THE IFOA Adventures in Storytelling: Tools of Time and Place

FOUND IN TRANSLATION: EUROPE@IFOA

Saturday, October 26, 11am. LST Janet E. Cameron, Fiona Kidman, Mary-Rose MacColl, Alice McDermott. Host/Moderator: Stuart Woods. Four fiction writers talk about their use of time and place in their narratives.

Sunday, October 27, 12pm. SDT Diego Marani, Abdellah Taïa, Rui Zink. Host/Moderator: Martha Baillie. Three diverse writers weigh in on contemporary literature in Europe and share what it means for them to have their work translated into English.

BRAVE NEW WORD: Front Lines

BRAVE NEW WORD: Two Solitudes

Saturday, October 26, 12pm. BRG Shani Boianjiu, Sahar Delijani, Anthony Marra, Abdellah Taïa. Host/Moderator: David Common. Armed with words, young writers weigh in on conflict at home and in foreign lands, and discuss the meaning of bravery.

FOUND IN TRANSLATION: Breaking Through. Going Global. Saturday, October 26, 2pm. LST Mircea Cˇartˇarescu, Viola Di Grado, Mieko Kawakami, Stéphane Michaka. Host/Moderator: Martha Baillie. International authors talk about the role they played in the translation of their work and the experience of being translated into English for the first time.

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INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF AUTHORS OCTOBER 24–NOVEMBER 3, 2013

Heroes and Demons Saturday, October 26, 4pm. FDT Kelly Braffet, Thomas Enger, Owen King, Andrew Pyper. Host/Moderator: Mark Askwith. Some of today’s top mystery and thriller writers discuss the navigation of good and evil in life and in literature.

FOUND IN TRANSLATION: Itinerary of Translation Saturday, October 26, 4pm. SDT Paal-Helge Haugen, Darryl Sterk, Wu Ming-Yi, Rui Zink. Host/Moderator: Roger Greenwald. Writers and translators discuss translation— in theory and practice—offering insight into how and why they translate.

Shape Shifters

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Sunday, October 27, 12pm. BRG Nadeem Aslam, Jami Attenberg, Peter Bagge, Sam Lipsyte. Host/Moderator: Siri Agrell. Does form or idea dictate narrative? A group of writers discuss.

Sunday, October 27, 2pm. SDT Krista Bridge, Perrine Leblanc. Host/Moderator: Marc Côté. Authors discuss the differences between writing and publishing in Ontario and Quebec.

FOUND IN TRANSLATION: JAPAN@IFOA Sunday, October 27, 4pm. SDT Kazushige Abe, Mieko Kawakami. Host/Moderator: Ted Goossen. Two prominent Japanese authors, whose short stories have recently been translated into English, discuss contemporary literature in Japan.

Love is a Four Letter Word Sunday, October 27, 5pm. BRG Tamara Faith Berger, Jean-Marie Blas de Roblès, Serge Bramly, Lewis DeSoto, Gra˙zyna Plebanek. Host/Moderator: Lewis DeSoto. Join an intimate discussion between authors of fiction and non-fiction on intersections of love, sex and art in their writing.

University of British Columbia Anniversary Celebration Tuesday, October 29, 8pm. BRG Théodora Armstrong, Joseph Boyden, Steven Galloway, Wayne Grady, Ann Ireland, Ania Szado. Emcee: Annabel Lyon. UBC alumni share anecdotes and readings in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the University’s Creative Writing Program.

The Humber School for Writers presents: How We Write Wednesday, October 30, 9pm. SDT Wayson Choy, Hari Kunzru, Francine Prose, Richard Scrimger, Olive Senior, Miriam Toews. Host/Moderator: Antanas Sileika. Faculty members of The Humber School for Writers discuss the craft of writing fiction. Find out how these acclaimed authors approach story and novel writing from start to finish.

FESTIVAL FUNDAMENTALS

Eastern Philosophies Friday, November 1, 8pm. BRG Michael Crummey, Lisa Moore, Chad Pelley. Host/Moderator: Mark Medley. East Coast Canadian authors discuss where they’ve come from, the people they’ve known and how these experiences have influenced their writing.

Rewriting the Rules of Family Saturday, November 2, 11am. SDT S. Bear Bergman, Alison Wearing. Host/Moderator: Susan G. Cole. Authors discuss writing about the queer experience and the changing face of the Canadian family.

BRAVE NEW WORD: The New Writing Saturday, November 2, 12pm. LST Tamara Faith Berger, Craig Davidson, Mathew Henderson, D.W. Wilson. Host/Moderator: Rodge Glass. Four exciting young authors talk about writing today—the subject matter and contemporary author culture—offering an insightful look into the future of the written word.

Short Break Saturday, November 2, 2pm. BRG Théodora Armstrong, Kevin Barry, Douglas Glover. Host/Moderator: Tim Conley. Writers debate the merits and complications of the short story form.

Secrets and Scars Saturday, November 2, 4pm. LST Justin Cartwright, Louise Doughty, Aminatta Forna, Charlotte Grimshaw. Host/Moderator: Sandra Martin. Death, war, violence—authors explain how they use the burdens and secrets of their characters to help drive plot and narrative.

Trusting the Muse Saturday, November 2, 4pm. SDT Cynthia Flood, Helen Humphreys, Meg Wolitzer. Host/Moderator: Susan G. Cole. A short story collection, a memoir, a novel— authors share their journeys from the beginning to middle to end of their individual works.

A Life in Crime Saturday, November 2, 5pm. BRG Linwood Barclay, George Pelecanos. Host/Moderator: Jared Bland. Bestselling crime authors discuss the commercial draw of the genre and the challenges of writing within it.

Gods, Ghosts and UFOs Saturday, November 3, 11am. LST Hari Kunzru, Amanda Leduc, Mary Swan. Host/Moderator: Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer. Authors discuss tackling the subjects of faith and religion in their fiction, writing about both the unknown and the unknowable.

Leading Men Sunday, November 3, 12pm. FDT Colum McCann, Philipp Meyer, George Pelecanos. Host/Moderator: Jared Bland. Three of contemporary literature’s most celebrated male authors talk about the creation of their lead characters.

Historic Reveries Sunday, November 3, 1pm. BRG Dennis Bock, Janie Chang, Paul Harding, Jim Lynch. Host/Moderator: Farzana Doctor. How does an author make the past relevant in contemporary fiction? Four writers discuss.

TICKETS: Online: ifoa.org By phone: 416-973-4000 In person: Harbourfront Centre Box Office York Quay Centre or Fleck Dance Theatre Tuesday–Saturday, 1–6pm, 8pm on evenings with performances During the IFOA, the Box Office is open daily— beginning half an hour before show start time for events outside of regular hours. DOORS OPEN: Doors open 30 minutes before the advertised start time. GETTING A SEAT: All of our events are general admission. Please arrive early if you wish to sit close to the stage.

The Art of Influence

BOOKSTORE: Our official Toronto bookseller, Ben McNally Books, is open daily in the York Quay Centre, from one hour before the day’s first event until one hour after the last event ends.

Sunday, November 3, 1pm. SDT Chris Eaton, Bernice Eisenstein, Anne Michaels, Seth. Host/Moderator: Emily M. Keeler. Authors discuss the influence of technology and other people—both living and dead—on their work.

DOOR PRIZES: At many events you could win a library valued at $500! Look for in this guide to see which events include a door prize draw and hang on to your ticket stub for your chance to win.

Messages from the Bottle Sunday, November 3, 3pm. BRG Jowita Bydlowska, Ann Dowsett Johnston. Host/Moderator: Siri Agrell. Female authors discuss writing about addiction.

Finding Your Place Sunday, November 3, 3pm. FDT Michael Crummey, Wayne Johnston, Peter Robinson. Host/Moderator: Steven W. Beattie. Writers discuss the importance of setting and the incorporation of real and imagined locations into their fiction.

Ahead by a Century Sunday, November 3, 3pm. SDT Justin Cartwright, Mary Novik, Elizabeth Ruth. Host/Moderator: Brendan de Caires. The fate of Christianity’s most sacred relic, the woman behind Petrarch’s sublime love poetry, a female bullfighter in 1930s’ Spain—three authors discuss rewriting history in their historical fiction.

BOOK SIGNINGS: For events in the York Quay Centre, signings take place in the Festival Hub and are open for anyone to attend. For events in the Fleck Dance Theatre, signings take place in the upper lobby for ticket holders only. See page 18 to find out when FREE book signings take place.

QUESTIONS? Most of our events include a period for questions from the audience. FOOD/DRINKS: There is a bar in the Fleck Dance Theatre lobby and the Festival Hub serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the IFOA. Lakeside Eats is open in the York Quay Centre. There are also a variety of food outlets along Queens Quay West. WHERE TO STAY: Our official hotel partner,

, is

offering 15% off their best available rate during the Festival. Book online at bit.ly/1bmF4eS or call 1-866-716-8101 and quote SETCAT15 at time of booking. Show your room key at our Box Office to receive discounted tickets at the IFOA Supporter rate. CONTESTS: Throughout the Festival, we run contests to win tickets to a variety of events. To win, sign up for our eNews at harbourfrontcentre.com/enewsletters, “like” our IFOA: International Festival of Authors Facebook Page or follow @IFOA on Twitter. STUDENTS/YOUTH: If you are a student or under the age of 25, tickets to IFOA events, excluding specially priced events, are FREE (subject to availability). Reserve your ticket by calling or visiting the Box Office. You must show valid ID to collect your ticket.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Thursday, October 24 8pm PEN CANADA BENEFIT: Double Feature – Stephen King and Owen King. Interviewer: Andrew Pyper. Host: Charlie Foran. FDT Friday, October 25 8pm READING: Kelly Braffet, Aleksandar Hemon, Sam Lipsyte, Gra˙zyna Plebanek. Host: Rachel Harry. BRG 8pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Eric Schlosser. Interviewer: Tim Cook. Host: Nathan Whitlock. LST

8pm

HILARY WESTON WRITERS’ TRUST PRIZE FINALISTS. Host/Moderator: Rachel Giese. SDT

Saturday, October 26: CBC@IFOA 11am YoungIFOA: Gordon Korman. Interviewer: Patty Sullivan. Host: Erin Balser. FDT 11am

ROUND TABLE: Janet E. Cameron, Fiona Kidman, Mary-Rose MacColl, Alice McDermott. Host/Moderator: Stuart Woods. LST

12pm

BRAVE NEW WORD ROUND TABLE: Shani Boianjiu, Sahar Delijani, Anthony Marra, Abdellah Taïa. Host/Moderator: David Common. BRG

12pm

BRAVE NEW WORD READING/INTERVIEW (co-presented by The Power Plant): Isabel Greenberg. Host/Interviewer: Jacob McArthur Mooney. SDT

1pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Aleksandar Hemon. Interviewer: Eleanor Wachtel. Host: Erin Balser. FDT

2pm

FOUND IN TRANSLATION ROUND TABLE: Mircea Cˇartˇarescu, Viola Di Grado, Mieko Kawakami, Stéphane Michaka. Host/Moderator: Martha Baillie. LST

2pm

DOUBLE READING/INTERVIEW: Peter Bagge, Seth. Host/Interviewer: Brent Bambury. SDT

Saturday, October 26: CBC@IFOA, CONT’D 4pm POET SUMMIT: Warren Clements, Beatriz Hausner, Christine McNair, Peter Norman, CBC English Poetry Prize Winner. Host/Moderator: Gill Deacon. BRG 4pm

ROUND TABLE: Kelly Braffet, Thomas Enger, Owen King, Andrew Pyper. Host/Moderator: Mark Askwith. FDT

4pm

BRAVE NEW WORD MARATHON READING. Host: Rodge Glass. LST

4pm

FOUND IN TRANSLATION ROUND TABLE: Paal-Helge Haugen, Darryl Sterk, Wu Ming-Yi, Rui Zink. Host/Moderator: Roger Greenwald. SDT

8pm

READING: Nadeem Aslam, Sahar Delijani, Anthony Marra, Peter Norman, Francine Prose. Host: Tanis Rideout. BRG

8pm CHARLES TAYLOR PRIZE KEYNOTE/ INTERVIEW: Andrew Preston. Host/Interviewer: Jeffrey Simpson. FDT 8pm

READING: Jami Attenberg, Tom Barbash, Catherine Bush, Beatriz Hausner, Kim Scott. Host: Grace O’Connell. SDT

9pm

CBC BOOKS TRIVIA NIGHT. Host: Garvia Bailey. LST

Sunday, October 27 11am KOBZAR LITERARY AWARD FINALISTS: Diane Flacks, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Luba Goy, Erin Moure, Michael Mucz, Barbara Sapergia, Andrey Tarasiuk. Host/Moderator: Marilyn Lightstone. LST 12pm ROUND TABLE: Nadeem Aslam, Jami Attenberg, Peter Bagge, Sam Lipsyte. Host/Moderator: Siri Agrell. BRG 12pm FOUND IN TRANSLATION EUROPE@IFOA: Diego Marani, Abdellah Taïa, Rui Zink. Host/Moderator: Martha Baillie. SDT 1pm

BRAVE NEW WORD READING/INTERVIEW (in partnership with Koffler Centre of the Arts): Shani Boianjiu. Interviewer: David Bezmozgis. Host: Valentine Moreno. LST

NB: Schedule subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit ifoa.org. LEGEND BRG: Brigantine Room LST: Lakeside Terrace FDT: Fleck Dance Theatre SDT: Studio Theatre

: Door Prize

Sunday, October 27, CONT’D 2pm READING: S. Bear Bergman, Fiona Kidman, Mary-Rose MacColl, Alexander Maksik, Alice McDermott. Host: Ian Thornton. BRG 2pm

BRAVE NEW WORD ROUND TABLE: Krista Bridge, Perrine Leblanc. Host/Moderator: Marc Côté. SDT

3pm

READING: Tom Barbash, Jean-Marie Blas de Roblès, Thomas Enger, Christine McNair, Carsten Stroud. Host: Becky Toyne. LST

4pm

Tuesday, October 29, CONT’D 8pm BRAVE NEW WORD READING: Eleanor Catton, Isabel Greenberg, Xiaolu Guo, Joanna Kavenna, Marisha Pessl. Host: Rodge Glass. LST Wednesday, October 30 10:30am YoungIFOA: Charles de Lint, Elizabeth Wennick. Host/Moderator: Kevin Sylvester. BRG 5pm

BRAVE NEW WORD ARTIST TALK: Kevin Barry. Host: Rodge Glass. SDT

FOUND IN TRANSLATION JAPAN@IFOA: Kazushige Abe, Mieko Kawakami. Host/Moderator: Ted Goossen. SDT

7pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Amy Grace Loyd. Interviewer: Margaret Atwood. Host: Rachel Harry. SDT

5pm

ROUND TABLE: Tamara Faith Berger, Jean-Marie Blas de Roblès, Serge Bramly, Lewis DeSoto, Gra˙zyna Plebanek. Host/Moderator: Lewis DeSoto. BRG

8pm ROGERS WRITERS’ TRUST FICTION PRIZE FINALISTS. Host: Alison Pick. BRG

5pm

BRAVE NEW WORD ARTIST TALK: Rachel Kushner. Host: Rodge Glass. LST

8pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Anne Carson. Host: Helen Guri. FDT

8pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Margaret MacMillan. Interviewer: Charlotte Gray. Host: Alissa York. LST

Monday, October 28 3:30pm PUBLISHING KEYNOTE/INTERVIEW: Ursula Mackenzie. Host/Interviewer: Stuart Woods. BRG 8pm GOVERNOR GENERAL’S LITERARY AWARD FINALISTS. Host: Elizabeth Hay. FDT Tuesday, October 29 10:30am YoungIFOA: Lesley Livingston, Evan Munday. Host/Moderator: Vikki VanSickle. BRG 5pm

BRAVE NEW WORD ARTIST TALK: Nadeem Aslam. Host: Rodge Glass. SDT

7pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Steve Paikin. Host/Interviewer: Bob Rae. SDT

8pm UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Théodora Armstrong, Joseph Boyden, Steven Galloway, Wayne Grady, Ann Ireland, Ania Szado. Emcee: Annabel Lyon. BRG 8pm

READING: Margaret Atwood, Sarah Dunant, Rachel Kushner. Host: Becky Toyne. FDT

9pm HUMBER SCHOOL FOR WRITERS ROUND TABLE: Wayson Choy, Hari Kunzru, Francine Prose, Richard Scrimger, Olive Senior, Miriam Toews. Host/Moderator: Antanas Sileika. SDT Thursday, October 31 8pm READING/INTERVIEW: Douglas Coupland. Host/Interviewer: Bert Archer. BRG 8pm BRAVE NEW WORD JOURNEY PRIZE CELEBRATION: Steven Galloway, Elizabeth Hay, Miranda Hill, Alistair MacLeod, Pasha Malla, Lisa Moore, Alissa York. Emcee: Yann Martel. FDT

Friday, November 1, CONT’D 8pm ROUND TABLE: Michael Crummey, Lisa Moore, Chad Pelley. Host/Moderator: Mark Medley. BRG

Saturday, November 2, CONT’D 4pm ROUND TABLE: Cynthia Flood, Helen Humphreys, Meg Wolitzer. Host/Moderator: Susan G. Cole. SDT

8pm

READING: Kevin Barry, Craig Davidson, Paul Harding, Colum McCann, C.K. Stead. Host: Ian Thornton. FDT

5pm ROUND TABLE: Linwood Barclay, George Pelecanos. Host/Moderator: Jared Bland. BRG

8pm

READING: Catherine Bush, Rodge Glass, Mary Novik, Meg Wolitzer. Host: Alissa York. LST

8pm

8pm

READING: George Elliott Clarke, Cynthia Flood, Aminatta Forna, Douglas Glover, Charlotte Gray. Host: Helen Guri. SDT

Sunday, November 3 11am READING: Lauren B. Davis, Anthony De Sa, Don Gillmor, Wayne Johnston. Host: Katrina Onstad. BRG

Saturday, November 2 11am READING: Warren Clements, Louise Doughty, Charlotte Grimshaw, Lisa Moore. Host: Jennifer Hunter. FDT 11am ROUND TABLE: S. Bear Bergman, Alison Wearing. Host/Moderator: Susan G. Cole. SDT 12pm READING: Anthony De Sa, Don Gillmor, Wayne Grady, Charlotte Gray. Host: Dianne Rinehart. BRG 12pm

BRAVE NEW WORD ROUND TABLE: Tamara Faith Berger, Craig Davidson, Mathew Henderson, D.W. Wilson. Host/Moderator: Rodge Glass. LST

1pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Margaret Drabble. Interviewer: Eleanor Wachtel. Host: Becky Toyne. FDT

1pm

READING: Dennis Bock, Rodge Glass, Elizabeth Ruth, Mary Swan, Michael Winter. Host: Farzana Doctor. SDT

2pm

ROUND TABLE: Théodora Armstrong, Kevin Barry, Douglas Glover. Host/Moderator: Tim Conley. BRG

8pm

DOUBLE READING/INTERVIEW: Eleanor Catton, Rupert Thomson. Host/Interviewer: Ben McNally. LST

2pm

READING: George Elliott Clarke, Jim Lynch, Anne Michaels, Rupert Thomson. Host: Grace O’Connell. LST

8pm

READING: Philipp Meyer, Andrew Pyper, C.K. Stead, Carsten Stroud, D.W. Wilson. Host: Tanis Rideout. SDT

4pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Michael Ignatieff. Interviewer: David Miller. Host: Edward Keenan. FDT

4pm

ROUND TABLE: Justin Cartwright, Louise Doughty, Aminatta Forna, Charlotte Grimshaw. Host/Moderator: Sandra Martin. LST

Friday, November 1 10:30am YoungIFOA: Frank Viva, Eric Walters. Host/Moderator: Vikki VanSickle. BRG

TRIBUTE TO ALICE MUNRO. Host: Douglas Gibson. FDT

11am ROUND TABLE: Hari Kunzru, Amanda Leduc, Mary Swan. Host/Moderator: Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer. LST 11am READING: S. Bear Bergman, Jowita Bydlowska, Wayson Choy, Alison Wearing. Host: Grace O’Connell. SDT 12pm ROUND TABLE: Colum McCann, Philipp Meyer, George Pelecanos. Host/Moderator: Jared Bland. FDT 1pm

ROUND TABLE: Dennis Bock, Janie Chang, Paul Harding, Jim Lynch. Host/Moderator: Farzana Doctor. BRG

1pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Guy Gavriel Kay. Host/Interviewer: James Grainger. LST

1pm

ROUND TABLE: Chris Eaton, Bernice Eisenstein, Anne Michaels, Seth. Host/Moderator: Emily M. Keeler. SDT

3pm

ROUND TABLE: Jowita Bydlowska, Ann Dowsett Johnston. Host/Moderator: Siri Agrell. BRG

3pm

ROUND TABLE: Michael Crummey, Wayne Johnston, Peter Robinson. Host/Moderator: Steven W. Beattie. FDT

3pm

BRAVE NEW WORD READING: Krista Bridge, Chris Eaton, Mathew Henderson, Chad Pelley. Host: Rodge Glass. LST

3pm

ROUND TABLE: Justin Cartwright, Mary Novik, Elizabeth Ruth. Host/Moderator: Brendan de Caires. SDT

Box Office/Info: 416-973-4000 ifoa.org

© ifoa.org

EVENT TYPES READINGS Readings bring together multiple writers who read from and comment on their latest books. Each author is on stage for approximately 15 minutes. An audience question-and-answer session rounds out the event. INTERVIEWS One or two authors take questions from a local writer, journalist, pundit or personality. Interviews provide insight into the writer’s creative process, writing life, opinions and sources of inspiration. Interviews usually allow time for questions from the audience as well. ROUND TABLES Hear a one-of-a-kind literary conversation, as two to six writers share the stage with a moderator to discuss a specific theme. An audience question-and-answer session rounds out the event. For this year’s round table topics, turn this page over. ARTIST TALKS An acclaimed author takes the stage during these FREE events to discuss their creative process and offer insight into writing today. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Biography, literary criticism and memoir are just some of the fascinating topics that writers have spoken about in recent years. Audience members are invited to ask the speaker questions at the end of the event.

YoungIFOA A perfect introduction to the craft of writing, these intimate and interactive events provide young readers with a chance to see an author live on stage, have their questions answered and get their books signed. Open to both school groups and the public, details about this programme can be found on page 16. IFOA ONTARIO The IFOA takes its show on the road, now stopping in 14 Ontario locations. See page 17 for details, or visit litontour.com.

Visit us! Official IFOA Website

ifoa.org

Catch up! Official IFOA Blog

ifoa.org/blog @IFOA

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Thursday, October 24 8pm PEN CANADA BENEFIT: Double Feature – Stephen King and Owen King. Interviewer: Andrew Pyper. Host: Charlie Foran. FDT Friday, October 25 8pm READING: Kelly Braffet, Aleksandar Hemon, Sam Lipsyte, Gra˙zyna Plebanek. Host: Rachel Harry. BRG 8pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Eric Schlosser. Interviewer: Tim Cook. Host: Nathan Whitlock. LST

8pm

HILARY WESTON WRITERS’ TRUST PRIZE FINALISTS. Host/Moderator: Rachel Giese. SDT

Saturday, October 26: CBC@IFOA 11am YoungIFOA: Gordon Korman. Interviewer: Patty Sullivan. Host: Erin Balser. FDT 11am

ROUND TABLE: Janet E. Cameron, Fiona Kidman, Mary-Rose MacColl, Alice McDermott. Host/Moderator: Stuart Woods. LST

12pm

BRAVE NEW WORD ROUND TABLE: Shani Boianjiu, Sahar Delijani, Anthony Marra, Abdellah Taïa. Host/Moderator: David Common. BRG

12pm

BRAVE NEW WORD READING/INTERVIEW (co-presented by The Power Plant): Isabel Greenberg. Host/Interviewer: Jacob McArthur Mooney. SDT

1pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Aleksandar Hemon. Interviewer: Eleanor Wachtel. Host: Erin Balser. FDT

2pm

FOUND IN TRANSLATION ROUND TABLE: Mircea Cˇartˇarescu, Viola Di Grado, Mieko Kawakami, Stéphane Michaka. Host/Moderator: Martha Baillie. LST

2pm

DOUBLE READING/INTERVIEW: Peter Bagge, Seth. Host/Interviewer: Brent Bambury. SDT

Saturday, October 26: CBC@IFOA, CONT’D 4pm POET SUMMIT: Warren Clements, Beatriz Hausner, Christine McNair, Peter Norman, CBC English Poetry Prize Winner. Host/Moderator: Gill Deacon. BRG 4pm

ROUND TABLE: Kelly Braffet, Thomas Enger, Owen King, Andrew Pyper. Host/Moderator: Mark Askwith. FDT

4pm

BRAVE NEW WORD MARATHON READING. Host: Rodge Glass. LST

4pm

FOUND IN TRANSLATION ROUND TABLE: Paal-Helge Haugen, Darryl Sterk, Wu Ming-Yi, Rui Zink. Host/Moderator: Roger Greenwald. SDT

8pm

READING: Nadeem Aslam, Sahar Delijani, Anthony Marra, Peter Norman, Francine Prose. Host: Tanis Rideout. BRG

8pm CHARLES TAYLOR PRIZE KEYNOTE/ INTERVIEW: Andrew Preston. Host/Interviewer: Jeffrey Simpson. FDT 8pm

READING: Jami Attenberg, Tom Barbash, Catherine Bush, Beatriz Hausner, Kim Scott. Host: Grace O’Connell. SDT

9pm

CBC BOOKS TRIVIA NIGHT. Host: Garvia Bailey. LST

Sunday, October 27 11am KOBZAR LITERARY AWARD FINALISTS: Diane Flacks, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Luba Goy, Erin Moure, Michael Mucz, Barbara Sapergia, Andrey Tarasiuk. Host/Moderator: Marilyn Lightstone. LST 12pm ROUND TABLE: Nadeem Aslam, Jami Attenberg, Peter Bagge, Sam Lipsyte. Host/Moderator: Siri Agrell. BRG 12pm FOUND IN TRANSLATION EUROPE@IFOA: Diego Marani, Abdellah Taïa, Rui Zink. Host/Moderator: Martha Baillie. SDT 1pm

BRAVE NEW WORD READING/INTERVIEW (in partnership with Koffler Centre of the Arts): Shani Boianjiu. Interviewer: David Bezmozgis. Host: Valentine Moreno. LST

NB: Schedule subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit ifoa.org. LEGEND BRG: Brigantine Room LST: Lakeside Terrace FDT: Fleck Dance Theatre SDT: Studio Theatre

: Door Prize

Sunday, October 27, CONT’D 2pm READING: S. Bear Bergman, Fiona Kidman, Mary-Rose MacColl, Alexander Maksik, Alice McDermott. Host: Ian Thornton. BRG 2pm

BRAVE NEW WORD ROUND TABLE: Krista Bridge, Perrine Leblanc. Host/Moderator: Marc Côté. SDT

3pm

READING: Tom Barbash, Jean-Marie Blas de Roblès, Thomas Enger, Christine McNair, Carsten Stroud. Host: Becky Toyne. LST

4pm

Tuesday, October 29, CONT’D 8pm BRAVE NEW WORD READING: Eleanor Catton, Isabel Greenberg, Xiaolu Guo, Joanna Kavenna, Marisha Pessl. Host: Rodge Glass. LST Wednesday, October 30 10:30am YoungIFOA: Charles de Lint, Elizabeth Wennick. Host/Moderator: Kevin Sylvester. BRG 5pm

BRAVE NEW WORD ARTIST TALK: Kevin Barry. Host: Rodge Glass. SDT

FOUND IN TRANSLATION JAPAN@IFOA: Kazushige Abe, Mieko Kawakami. Host/Moderator: Ted Goossen. SDT

7pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Amy Grace Loyd. Interviewer: Margaret Atwood. Host: Rachel Harry. SDT

5pm

ROUND TABLE: Tamara Faith Berger, Jean-Marie Blas de Roblès, Serge Bramly, Lewis DeSoto, Gra˙zyna Plebanek. Host/Moderator: Lewis DeSoto. BRG

8pm ROGERS WRITERS’ TRUST FICTION PRIZE FINALISTS. Host: Alison Pick. BRG

5pm

BRAVE NEW WORD ARTIST TALK: Rachel Kushner. Host: Rodge Glass. LST

8pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Anne Carson. Host: Helen Guri. FDT

8pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Margaret MacMillan. Interviewer: Charlotte Gray. Host: Alissa York. LST

Monday, October 28 3:30pm PUBLISHING KEYNOTE/INTERVIEW: Ursula Mackenzie. Host/Interviewer: Stuart Woods. BRG 8pm GOVERNOR GENERAL’S LITERARY AWARD FINALISTS. Host: Elizabeth Hay. FDT Tuesday, October 29 10:30am YoungIFOA: Lesley Livingston, Evan Munday. Host/Moderator: Vikki VanSickle. BRG 5pm

BRAVE NEW WORD ARTIST TALK: Nadeem Aslam. Host: Rodge Glass. SDT

7pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Steve Paikin. Host/Interviewer: Bob Rae. SDT

8pm UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Théodora Armstrong, Joseph Boyden, Steven Galloway, Wayne Grady, Ann Ireland, Ania Szado. Emcee: Annabel Lyon. BRG 8pm

READING: Margaret Atwood, Sarah Dunant, Rachel Kushner. Host: Becky Toyne. FDT

9pm HUMBER SCHOOL FOR WRITERS ROUND TABLE: Wayson Choy, Hari Kunzru, Francine Prose, Richard Scrimger, Olive Senior, Miriam Toews. Host/Moderator: Antanas Sileika. SDT Thursday, October 31 8pm READING/INTERVIEW: Douglas Coupland. Host/Interviewer: Bert Archer. BRG 8pm BRAVE NEW WORD JOURNEY PRIZE CELEBRATION: Steven Galloway, Elizabeth Hay, Miranda Hill, Alistair MacLeod, Pasha Malla, Lisa Moore, Alissa York. Emcee: Yann Martel. FDT

Friday, November 1, CONT’D 8pm ROUND TABLE: Michael Crummey, Lisa Moore, Chad Pelley. Host/Moderator: Mark Medley. BRG

Saturday, November 2, CONT’D 4pm ROUND TABLE: Cynthia Flood, Helen Humphreys, Meg Wolitzer. Host/Moderator: Susan G. Cole. SDT

8pm

READING: Kevin Barry, Craig Davidson, Paul Harding, Colum McCann, C.K. Stead. Host: Ian Thornton. FDT

5pm ROUND TABLE: Linwood Barclay, George Pelecanos. Host/Moderator: Jared Bland. BRG

8pm

READING: Catherine Bush, Rodge Glass, Mary Novik, Meg Wolitzer. Host: Alissa York. LST

8pm

8pm

READING: George Elliott Clarke, Cynthia Flood, Aminatta Forna, Douglas Glover, Charlotte Gray. Host: Helen Guri. SDT

Sunday, November 3 11am READING: Lauren B. Davis, Anthony De Sa, Don Gillmor, Wayne Johnston. Host: Katrina Onstad. BRG

Saturday, November 2 11am READING: Warren Clements, Louise Doughty, Charlotte Grimshaw, Lisa Moore. Host: Jennifer Hunter. FDT 11am ROUND TABLE: S. Bear Bergman, Alison Wearing. Host/Moderator: Susan G. Cole. SDT 12pm READING: Anthony De Sa, Don Gillmor, Wayne Grady, Charlotte Gray. Host: Dianne Rinehart. BRG 12pm

BRAVE NEW WORD ROUND TABLE: Tamara Faith Berger, Craig Davidson, Mathew Henderson, D.W. Wilson. Host/Moderator: Rodge Glass. LST

1pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Margaret Drabble. Interviewer: Eleanor Wachtel. Host: Becky Toyne. FDT

1pm

READING: Dennis Bock, Rodge Glass, Elizabeth Ruth, Mary Swan, Michael Winter. Host: Farzana Doctor. SDT

2pm

ROUND TABLE: Théodora Armstrong, Kevin Barry, Douglas Glover. Host/Moderator: Tim Conley. BRG

8pm

DOUBLE READING/INTERVIEW: Eleanor Catton, Rupert Thomson. Host/Interviewer: Ben McNally. LST

2pm

READING: George Elliott Clarke, Jim Lynch, Anne Michaels, Rupert Thomson. Host: Grace O’Connell. LST

8pm

READING: Philipp Meyer, Andrew Pyper, C.K. Stead, Carsten Stroud, D.W. Wilson. Host: Tanis Rideout. SDT

4pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Michael Ignatieff. Interviewer: David Miller. Host: Edward Keenan. FDT

4pm

ROUND TABLE: Justin Cartwright, Louise Doughty, Aminatta Forna, Charlotte Grimshaw. Host/Moderator: Sandra Martin. LST

Friday, November 1 10:30am YoungIFOA: Frank Viva, Eric Walters. Host/Moderator: Vikki VanSickle. BRG

TRIBUTE TO ALICE MUNRO. Host: Douglas Gibson. FDT

11am ROUND TABLE: Hari Kunzru, Amanda Leduc, Mary Swan. Host/Moderator: Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer. LST 11am READING: S. Bear Bergman, Jowita Bydlowska, Wayson Choy, Alison Wearing. Host: Grace O’Connell. SDT 12pm ROUND TABLE: Colum McCann, Philipp Meyer, George Pelecanos. Host/Moderator: Jared Bland. FDT 1pm

ROUND TABLE: Dennis Bock, Janie Chang, Paul Harding, Jim Lynch. Host/Moderator: Farzana Doctor. BRG

1pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Guy Gavriel Kay. Host/Interviewer: James Grainger. LST

1pm

ROUND TABLE: Chris Eaton, Bernice Eisenstein, Anne Michaels, Seth. Host/Moderator: Emily M. Keeler. SDT

3pm

ROUND TABLE: Jowita Bydlowska, Ann Dowsett Johnston. Host/Moderator: Siri Agrell. BRG

3pm

ROUND TABLE: Michael Crummey, Wayne Johnston, Peter Robinson. Host/Moderator: Steven W. Beattie. FDT

3pm

BRAVE NEW WORD READING: Krista Bridge, Chris Eaton, Mathew Henderson, Chad Pelley. Host: Rodge Glass. LST

3pm

ROUND TABLE: Justin Cartwright, Mary Novik, Elizabeth Ruth. Host/Moderator: Brendan de Caires. SDT

Box Office/Info: 416-973-4000 ifoa.org

© ifoa.org

EVENT TYPES READINGS Readings bring together multiple writers who read from and comment on their latest books. Each author is on stage for approximately 15 minutes. An audience question-and-answer session rounds out the event. INTERVIEWS One or two authors take questions from a local writer, journalist, pundit or personality. Interviews provide insight into the writer’s creative process, writing life, opinions and sources of inspiration. Interviews usually allow time for questions from the audience as well. ROUND TABLES Hear a one-of-a-kind literary conversation, as two to six writers share the stage with a moderator to discuss a specific theme. An audience question-and-answer session rounds out the event. For this year’s round table topics, turn this page over. ARTIST TALKS An acclaimed author takes the stage during these FREE events to discuss their creative process and offer insight into writing today. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Biography, literary criticism and memoir are just some of the fascinating topics that writers have spoken about in recent years. Audience members are invited to ask the speaker questions at the end of the event.

YoungIFOA A perfect introduction to the craft of writing, these intimate and interactive events provide young readers with a chance to see an author live on stage, have their questions answered and get their books signed. Open to both school groups and the public, details about this programme can be found on page 16. IFOA ONTARIO The IFOA takes its show on the road, now stopping in 14 Ontario locations. See page 17 for details, or visit litontour.com.

Visit us! Official IFOA Website

ifoa.org

Catch up! Official IFOA Blog

ifoa.org/blog @IFOA

IFOA: International Festival of Authors


Xiaolu Guo

Supported by British Council

© Philippe Ciompi

Xiaolu Guo (China/UK) is an award-winning novelist and filmmaker. She studied at the Bejing Film Academy and received her MA from the National Film School in London. She has published seven novels in both English and Chinese, and her work has been translated into more than 26 languages. Her American debut, A Concise ChineseEnglish Dictionary for Lovers, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. Her other novels include UFO in Her Eyes and 20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth. Guo presents her piece from Granta 123: Best of Young British Novelists 4. READING: Tuesday, October 29, 8pm. LST

Paul Harding

Supported by HarperCollins Canada

© Gary Ottley

Paul Harding (USA) has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His debut novel, Tinkers, received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize. Harding presents Enon, a brilliant successor to Tinkers, in which Charlie Crosby (grandson to George Crosby of Tinkers) is trying desperately to cope with the tragic death of his beloved 13-year-old daughter. READING: Friday, November 1, 8pm. FDT ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 3, 1pm. BRG

Paal-Helge Haugen Supported by NORLA

Paal-Helge Haugen’s (Norway) poetry has earned him five of Norway’s most prestigious awards, including the Brage Prize. In 2009, he was made a Knight First Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav for his contributions to Norwegian literature and culture. He has published 16 volumes of poetry, four volumes of translations into Norwegian, several children’s books and an award-winning novel, Anne. Haugen presents Meditations on Georges de La Tour, which won the Norwegian Critics’ Prize. The French painter’s work inspired this series of 34 poems that join Haugen’s own imagery to La Tour’s iconography and atmosphere. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 26, 4pm. SDT

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Beatriz Hausner

© Clive Sewell

Beatriz Hausner (Canada) has published many books of poetry and several chapbooks. She has also translated surrealist literature by writers like Rosamel del Valle, Olga Orozco, César Moro and others. She lives in Toronto, where she works as a public librarian. Hausner’s latest collection of poetry, Enter the Raccoon, documents a love affair between a woman and a raccoon. POET SUMMIT: Saturday, October 26, 4pm. BRG READING: Saturday, October 26, 8pm. SDT

Elizabeth Hay

Supported by McClelland & Stewart

© Thies Bogner

Elizabeth Hay (Canada) is the author of the Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning novel Late Nights On Air, as well as three other award-winning works of fiction, Small Change, A Student of Weather and Garbo Laughs. Formerly a radio broadcaster, she has spent time in Mexico and New York City, and now lives in Ottawa. JOURNEY PRIZE CELEBRATION: Thursday, October 31, 8pm. FDT

Aleksandar Hemon Supported by Raincoast Books

© Velibor Bozovic

Aleksandar Hemon (Bosnia/USA) is the author of several works of fiction, including The Lazarus Project, which was a finalist for a 2008 National Book Award and named a New York Times Notable Book. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation and a 2012 USA Fellowship. Hemon presents his first book of non-fiction, The Book of My Lives, which offers snapshots of his life, from his childhood in Sarajevo to the starting of his own family in Chicago. It is an incredible ode to two cities and a celebration of the bonds of family. READING: Friday, October 25, 8pm. BRG READING/INTERVIEW: Saturday, October 26, 1pm. FDT

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Mathew Henderson Mathew Henderson (Canada) lives in Toronto and has had his work published in The Walrus, Maisonneuve and Brick. He presents his first book of poetry, The Lease, which was inspired by his time working in the Alberta and Saskatchewan oilfields, and was shortlisted for both the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and the Gerald Lampert Award. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 2, 12pm. LST READING: Sunday, November 3, 3pm. LST

Miranda Hill Miranda Hill’s (Canada) writing has been published by The New Quarterly, The Dalhousie Review and The Fiddlehead. She received her BA in drama from Queen’s University, and her MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. Hill has worked in television and as a freelance writer and communications consultant. She is the founder and executive director of Project Bookmark Canada. She lives in Hamilton with her husband, Lawrence Hill. Sleeping Funny is her first book of fiction. JOURNEY PRIZE CELEBRATION: Thursday, October 31, 8pm. FDT

Helen Humphreys Supported by HarperCollins Canada

© Joanna Eldredge Morrissey

Helen Humphreys (Canada) is the award-winning, bestselling author of four books of poetry, six novels and two work of creative non-fiction. She is the recipient of a City of Toronto Book Award, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry. She was awarded the Harbourfront Festival Prize for literary excellence in 2009. Humphreys presents her haunting memoir, Nocturne, an intimate selfexamination and exploration of her grief after the sudden death of her younger brother, Martin. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 2, 4pm. SDT

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Michael Ignatieff

© Martha Stewart

Michael Ignatieff (Canada) is the author of acclaimed books The Russian Album and Scar Tissue. He gained a doctorate in history at Harvard and has held academic posts there and at other universities worldwide. He entered the political arena in 2005 and was elected a Liberal Member of Parliament, becoming leader of the party before stepping down when they lost the 2011 election. Ignatieff now teaches at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. He presents Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics, a stirring meditation on contemporary politics and the lessons he learned in defeat. READING/INTERVIEW: Saturday, November 2, 4pm. FDT

Ann Ireland Ann Ireland (Canada) is the author of four novels, including The Instructor, Exile and A Certain Mr. Takahashi, which won the $50,000 Seal First Novel Award. She teaches creative writing courses at Ryerson University. A past president of PEN Canada, Ireland also served on the Authors’ Committee of the Writers’ Trust of Canada. She presents her latest novel, The Blue Guitar, about the International Classical Guitar Competition in Montreal. Careers can begin or end there, as scheming judges and contestants battle for glory on a stage where much more than beautiful music is performed. UBC ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Tuesday, October 29, 8pm. BRG

Wayne Johnston

Supported by Random House of Canada Limited

Wayne Johnston (Canada) was only 27 when he published his first book, The Story of Bobby O’Malley, which won the W.H. Smith Books in Canada First Novel Award for the best first novel published in the English language. Since then, he has written five Canadian bestsellers, including The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, which is being made into a film, and his award-winning memoir, Baltimore’s Mansion. Johnston presents The Son of a Certain Woman, a wildly funny and wise coming-of-age story set in 1950s’ Newfoundland. Filled with raging hormones and illicit yearning, this is Johnston’s sexiest novel to date. READING: Sunday, November 3, 11am. BRG ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 3, 3pm. FDT

Box Office/Info: 416-973-4000 ifoa.org

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Joanna Kavenna Supported by British Council

Joanna Kavenna (UK) was named one of The Telegraph’s 20 “Writers under 40” and won the Orange Award for New Writers. She has published three novels, Inglorious, The Birth of Love and Come to the Edge, and one work of non-fiction, The Ice Museum. Her work has appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, London Review of Books and The Guardian. She has held various writing fellowships and was the Writer-in-Residence at St. Peter’s College, Oxford. Kavenna presents her piece from Granta 123: Best of Young British Novelists 4. READING: Tuesday, October 29, 8pm. LST

Mieko Kawakami

Supported by Japan Foundation (Toronto)

© Kazuo Ishikura

Mieko Kawakami (Japan) is a writer, poet, singer and actress. She is the recipient of the Akutagawa Prize for her novel Chichi to Ran (Breasts and Egg). Kawakami’s debut novel, Hevun (Heaven), won the Murasaki Shikibu Prize for Literature in 2010. She presents her short story from the anthology March Was Made of Yarn, which explores the March 2011 earthquake that devastated Japan, causing a ravaging 50-foot tsunami and radiation leaks from five nuclear plants. Kawakami is one of 22 writers who offer observations on and insight into this tragedy, which affected many lives. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 26, 2pm. LST ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 27, 4pm. SDT

Guy Gavriel Kay Guy Gavriel Kay (Canada) is the award-winning author of 12 novels and a volume of poetry. A two-time winner of the Aurora Award, he is also a recipient of the International Goliardos Prize for his contributions to fantasy literature. His works have been translated around the world. Kay presents River of Stars, in which he revisits the invented setting of his novel Under Heaven four centuries later. This is a breathtaking epic of prideful emperors, battling courtiers, nomadic invasions and a woman fighting to find her place in a world inspired by China’s decadent Song Dynasty. READING/INTERVIEW: Sunday, November 3, 1pm. LST

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Emily M. Keeler Emily M. Keeler (Canada) is the editor of Little Brother, a print magazine that runs original essays, stories, art and photography. Keeler is the Toronto Editor at Joyland, the former Books Editor at the Brooklyn-based The New Inquiry and the founding LitBeat Editor at The Millions. Her book reviews, essays, interviews and cultural criticism have appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Fashion, Salon, National Post, The Globe and Mail, Worn, Maisonneuve and Hazlitt, where she founded the popular Shelf Esteem column. ROUND TABLE: Host/Moderator. Sunday, November 3, 1pm. SDT

Fiona Kidman

Supported by New Zealand Book Council/Creative New Zealand International Festival Travel Fund

© Robert Cross

Fiona Kidman (New Zealand) is the author of more than 20 books. She is an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for her service to literature, a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and holds the French Legion of Honour. Kidman presents her short story collection The Trouble with Fire. Shortlisted for the New Zealand Post Book Award and the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, it explores how we are all touched and sometimes scarred by the flames of emotion. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 26, 11am. LST READING: Sunday, October 27, 2pm. BRG

Owen King

© Danielle Lurie

Owen King (USA) is a graduate of Vassar College and the MFA programme at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. He is the author of We’re All In This Together: A Novella and Stories. His writing has appeared in Fairy Tale Review, Guernica, One Story and Prairie Schooner, among other publications. King has also taught creative writing at Columbia University and Fordham University and is a working screenwriter. King presents Double Feature, which tells the story of Sam Dolan, a young man coming to terms with his life in the process and aftermath of making his first film. PEN CANADA BENEFIT: Thursday, October 24, 8pm. FDT ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 26, 4pm. FDT

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Stephen King

© Shane Leonard

Stephen King (USA) sold his first professional short story in 1967, and in 1973, Doubleday & Co. published his novel Carrie. King has since had over 50 books published. He is one of the world’s most successful writers and the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He and his wife, novelist Tabitha King, are regular contributors to a number of charities and have been honoured locally for their philanthropic activities. King presents Doctor Sleep, which revisits the characters of The Shining, including the now middle-aged Dan Torrance who must save a very special 12-year-old girl from a tribe of murderous paranormals. PEN CANADA BENEFIT: Thursday, October 24, 8pm. FDT

Gordon Korman Supported by Scholastic Canada

Gordon Korman (Canada) is a New York Times-bestselling author who wrote his first novel, This Can’t Be Happening at Macdonald Hall!, at age 12. He has now published over 70 middle-grade and young adult novels. Korman has won numerous awards, including the CAA Air Canada Award for promising young Canadian authors at age 17, and the 2011–2012 Charlie May Simon Children’s Book Award. Korman presents his latest novel, The Hypnotists, the first volume of an exciting, fast-paced new adventure series that introduces readers to young Jackson Opus, a descendant of the two most powerful hypnotist bloodlines on the planet. YoungIFOA: Saturday, October 26, 11am. FDT

Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer’s (Canada) fiction has been published in Granta Magazine, The Walrus and Storyville. She is the author of Perfecting, The Nettle Spinner and Way Up. Her novel All The Broken Things is forthcoming in January 2014 from Random House of Canada.

© Ken Woroner

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ROUND TABLE: Host/Moderator. Sunday, November 3, 11am. LST

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Hari Kunzru

Supported by The Humber School for Writers

© Michael Lionstar

Hari Kunzru (UK) is the author of three novels and the recipient of the Somerset Maugham Award, the Betty Trask Prize, a British Book Award and the Pushcart Prize. Granta named him one of its 20 best young British novelists. His work has been translated into 21 languages and his short stories and journalism have appeared in publications such as The New York Times and The Guardian. Kunzru presents Gods Without Men, in which the fate of a young family travelling through the Mojave desert intersects with that of many other travellers, past and present, after their son mysteriously vanishes. ROUND TABLE: Wednesday, October 30, 9pm. SDT ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 3, 11am. LST

Rachel Kushner

Supported by Simon & Schuster Canada

Rachel Kushner (USA) earned her MFA in creative writing from Columbia University in 2000. She is the author of the New York Times-bestselling Telex from Cuba, which won the California Book Award. Kushner’s fiction and essays have appeared in various publications, including The New York Times, The Paris Review and Bookforum. She is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow. Kushner presents her most recent novel, The Flamethrowers, in which life and art begin to blur for young Reno when she moves to New York City during the 1970s and begins a risky affair with a local artist. ARTIST TALK: Sunday, October 27, 5pm. LST READING: Tuesday, October 29, 8pm. FDT

Perrine Leblanc Supported by House of Anansi Press

Perrine Leblanc (Canada) presents her first novel, Kolia, originally published under the title L’homme blanc in Quebec. This debut won the Governor General’s Literary Award for French Fiction and Quebec’s “Canada Reads” competition. It was also named a finalist for the Grand prix du livre de Montréal and Elle magazine’s Grand prix. Kolia tells the life story of a boy born in a Siberian Gulag, who is eventually freed after the fall of Stalin and becomes a clown in a Moscow circus. Spanning half a decade of Soviet history, this is an evocative tale of suffering and survival against the odds. ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 27, 2pm. SDT

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Amanda Leduc Amanda Leduc (Canada) holds a Master’s degree in writing from the University of St. Andrews and has had her short stories, essays and articles published in Canada, the USA and the UK. She is one of the co-creators of Bare It For Books, a calendar that features nearly nude Canadian authors and is being sold to benefit PEN Canada. Leduc presents her debut novel, The Miracles of Ordinary Men, which examines so-called religious truths and explores the intersection of pleasure and pain. ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 3, 11am. LST

Marilyn Lightstone Marilyn Lightstone (Canada) is an actress, novelist, singer/songwriter and visual artist. The winner of two Canadian Film Awards, she starred on Canadian television in Anne of Green Gables and Road to Avonlea. She is currently the host of Nocturne, heard nightly on The New Classical 96.3. KOBZAR LITERARY AWARD FINALISTS: Host/Moderator. Sunday, October 27, 11am. LST

Sam Lipsyte

Supported by Raincoast Books

© Robert Reynolds

Sam Lipsyte (USA) is the New York Times-bestselling author of several books, including Venus Drive and The Ask. The winner of the first annual Believer Book Award and a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow, he currently teaches writing at Columbia University. His writing has appeared in various publications, including The New Yorker, Tin House and the Los Angeles Times. Hailed as “the most consistently funny fiction writer working today” by Time magazine, Lipsyte presents The Fun Parts, a hilarious collection of stories populated by a richly imagined cast of characters, including a male birth doula, a doomsday hustler and an aerobics instructor. READING: Friday, October 25, 8pm. BRG ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 27, 12pm. BRG

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Lesley Livingston

© John Rait

Lesley Livingston (Canada) is an actress and the author of the award-winning Wondrous Strange trilogy for young adult readers. She has a Master’s degree in English from the University of Toronto, where she specialized in Arthurian Literature and Shakespeare. She presents Descendant, the thrilling sequel to her novel Starling, which finds Mason Starling catapulted into Asgard, the realm of Norse legend. Tasked with an epic quest in order to return home, her only ally is Fenn, who will risk anything to save the girl who has captured his heart. YoungIFOA: Tuesday, October 29, 10:30am. BRG

Amy Grace Loyd Supported by Raincoast Books

© Rex Bonomelli

Amy Grace Loyd (USA) is an executive editor at Byliner Inc. and a recipient of both MacDowell and Yaddo fellowships. She worked previously as the fiction and literary editor at Playboy magazine. Loyd presents her debut novel, The Affairs of Others, in which Celia Cassill, a young widow, rediscovers passion and possibility when she’s intimately drawn into the tangled lives of her neighbours. READING/INTERVIEW: Wednesday, October 30, 7pm. SDT

Jim Lynch

Supported by Random House of Canada Limited

© Grace Lynch

Jim Lynch (USA) is the award-winning author of three novels, including Border Songs, which won the Washington State Book Award and is currently being adapted for television. He has worked as a reporter for several American newspapers, and is a recipient of the H.L. Mencken Award and a Livingston Award for Young Journalists. Lynch presents Truth Like the Sun, a political novel set in Seattle both in 1962, when the city hosted the World’s Fair, and in 2001, after the Microsoft gold rush. When the mastermind behind the Fair runs for mayor decades later, a young reporter makes it her mission to expose his many secrets. READING: Saturday, November 2, 2pm. LST ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 3, 1pm. BRG

Box Office/Info: 416-973-4000 ifoa.org

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Annabel Lyon Supported by UBC

© Phillip Chin

Annabel Lyon’s (Canada) story collection, Oxygen, and book of novellas, The Best Thing for You, were published to wide acclaim. Her first novel, The Golden Mean, won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award for English Fiction and a regional Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Lyon’s second novel, The Sweet Girl, follows the intelligent 16-year-old Pythias, the recently orphaned daughter of Aristotle, as she attempts to forge a path for herself in a superstitious and biased world. UBC ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Emcee. Tuesday, October 29, 8pm. BRG

Mary-Rose MacColl Supported by The Melbourne Writers Festival

© Mel Koutchavlis

Mary-Rose MacColl (Australia) is the author of four novels, including No Safe Place, which was a runner-up for The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award. Her first book of non-fiction, The Birth Wars, was a finalist for a Walkley Award. She presents her Canadian debut, In Falling Snow, the moving story of Iris Crane, an elderly Australian widow who, after receiving an invitation to a work reunion, is flooded by memories of her time spent employed as a nurse in a field hospital outside of Paris during WWI. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 26, 11am. LST READING: Sunday, October 27, 2pm. BRG

Ursula Mackenzie

© Debbie Killeen

Ursula Mackenzie (UK) began her publishing career as a rights manager at Granada. Four years later, she joined Mark Barty-King at Transworld, where she stayed for 15 years, eventually becoming Hardcover Publisher. She was invited by David Young to join Little, Brown Book Group as Publisher in 2000, and was appointed Chief Executive and Publisher in January 2006. She was Chair of the Trade Publishers’ Council from 2007–2012 and President of the Publisher’s Association from May 2012–May 2013. She is currently a serving Officer. PUBLISHING KEYNOTE/INTERVIEW: Monday, October 28, 3:30pm. BRG

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Alistair MacLeod Supported by McClelland & Stewart

Alistair MacLeod (Canada) has published two internationally acclaimed collections of short stories: The Lost Salt Gift of Blood and As Birds Bring Forth the Sun. MacLeod’s first novel, No Great Mischief, was published to great critical acclaim and was on national bestseller lists for more than a year. The novel won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, the Trillium Award for Fiction, the CAA-MOSAID Technologies Inc. Award for Fiction and at the Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Awards, MacLeod won for Fiction Book of the Year and Author of the Year. JOURNEY PRIZE CELEBRATION: Thursday, October 31, 8pm. FDT

Margaret MacMillan

© Rob Judges

Margaret MacMillan (Canada) is an award-winning historian and the author of the international bestsellers Nixon in China and Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction and the Samuel Johnson Prize. Formerly a provost of Trinity College at the University of Toronto, she is now a professor at the University of Oxford. A leading expert on history and international relations, MacMillan is a frequent commentator in the media. She presents The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914, which explores the economic, social, political and human tensions that led to WWI, changing Europe forever. READING/INTERVIEW: Wednesday, October 30, 8pm. LST

Alexander Maksik

Supported by Random House of Canada Limited

© Beowulf Sheehan

Alexander Maksik’s (USA) debut novel, You Deserve Nothing, was published to rave reviews. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, his writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including Harper’s, Tin House, Harvard Review and The New York Times Magazine. Maksik presents A Marker to Measure Drift, in which Jacqueline escapes Charles Taylor’s war-torn Liberia to Greece. Exiled from her former life of privilege as the daughter of a high-ranking government official, she finds herself fighting for her survival and sanity after witnessing the atrocities committed in her home country. READING: Sunday, October 27, 2pm. BRG

Box Office/Info: 416-973-4000 ifoa.org

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Pasha Malla Pasha Malla’s (Canada) first collection of short stories, The Withdrawal Method, was shortlisted for a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and won both the Danuta Gleed Literary Award and the Trillium Book Award. A frequent contributor to The Walrus, The Globe and Mail and CBC Radio, he is also the winner of an Arthur Ellis Award for Crime Fiction, two National Magazine Awards for humour writing and has twice had stories included in The Journey Prize Stories. Malla’s novel, People Park, explores the variety of characters that make up an island community plunged into a series of unnatural disasters. JOURNEY PRIZE CELEBRATION: Thursday, October 31, 8pm. FDT

Diego Marani

Supported by Instituto Italiano di Cultura

Diego Marani (Italy) works as a senior linguist for the European Union in Brussels and writes columns for various newspapers about current affairs in Europanto, a language he invented. He has written a short story collection in Europanto and seven novels in Italian, including the acclaimed New Finnish Grammar. His upcoming novel, God’s Dog, will be published in 2014. Marani presents The Last of the Vostyachs, which won two literary prizes in Italy and tells the story of young Ivan, who becomes the last remaining speaker of the mysterious Vostyach language when his father is murdered in front of him. ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 27, 12pm. SDT

Anthony Marra

Supported by Random House of Canada Limited

© Smeeta Mahanti

Anthony Marra (USA) is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. He is the winner of the 2012 Whiting Writers’ Award, as well as a Pushcart Prize and the Narrative Prize in 2010. Marra presents his highly acclaimed debut novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, set in war-torn Chechnya against a backdrop of brutal violence by Russian forces. After her father is abducted in a midnight raid, eight-year-old Havaa seeks sanctuary in a nearby hospital with her neighbour Akhmed, where their fates become irrevocably intertwined with that of Sonja, a self-reliant, brilliant surgeon who awaits the return of her missing sister. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 26, 12pm. BRG READING: Saturday, October 26, 8pm. BRG

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Yann Martel

Supported by McClelland & Stewart

© Geoff Howe

The award-winning author of six books, including the international bestseller Beatrice & Virgil, Yann Martel (Canada) was born in Spain in 1963. He studied philosophy at Trent University, worked at odd jobs—tree planter, dishwasher, security guard—and travelled widely before turning to writing. He was awarded the Journey Prize for the title story in The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios. His most recent book is 101 Letters to a Prime Minister: The Complete Letters to Stephen Harper. Yann Martel lives in Saskatoon with the writer Alice Kuipers and their children. JOURNEY PRIZE CELEBRATION: Emcee. Thursday, October 31, 8pm. FDT

Sandra Martin

© Nigel Dickson

Sandra Martin (Canada), a senior features writer with The Globe and Mail, is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster. She is the author or editor of five books, including the bestselling anthology The First Man in My Life: Daughters Write About Their Fathers. Her most recent book, Working the Dead Beat: 50 Lives that Changed Canada, explores the culture and future of obituaries in a 24/7 digital world, while documenting the life stories of 50 Canadians—some famous, some relatively unknown —who made an indelible imprint on our social and cultural history. ROUND TABLE: Host/Moderator. Saturday, November 2, 4pm. LST

Jacob McArthur Mooney

© Mike McPhaden

Jacob McArthur Mooney (Canada) is the author of The New Layman’s Almanac and Folk, the latter of which was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas International Prize, the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and named among the best books of the year by The Globe and Mail and the National Post. He lives in Toronto and hosts the bi-weekly Pivot Reading Series. INTERVIEWING: Isabel Greenberg. Saturday, October 26, 12pm. SDT

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Colum McCann

Supported by HarperCollins Canada

© Dustin Aksland

Colum McCann (Ireland) is the author of two story collections and six novels, including the highly lauded Let the Great World Spin. His work has been published in over 35 languages and his accolades include the National Book Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Rooney Prize and an Oscar nomination for his short film, Everything in This Country Must. McCann presents his Man Booker Prize-longlisted novel TransAtlantic, which fictionalizes the lives of three historical figures to create a profound meditation on identity and history. READING: Friday, November 1, 8pm. FDT ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 3, 12pm. FDT

Alice McDermott Supported by HarperCollins Canada

© Jamie Schoenberger

Alice McDermott (USA) is the author of six previous novels, including Charming Billy, which won the National Book Award for Fiction. That Night, At Weddings and Wakes and After This were all finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. McDermott presents Someone, which chronicles the life of one ordinary woman—her pains and joys, her moments of clarity and confusion—through scattered recollections of her childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 26, 11am. LST READING: Sunday, October 27, 2pm. BRG

Christine McNair

© Charles Earl

Christine McNair’s (Canada) work has appeared in CV2, The Antigonish Review, Prairie Fire, Arc, Descant and Poetry is Dead. She won second prize in the Atlantic Canadian Writing Competition, an honourable mention in the Eden Mills Literary Competition and was shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. She is one of the hosts of CKCU’s Literary Landscape programme and works as a book conservator in Ottawa. McNair’s Conflict interweaves ghosts, bad communication, the uncanny and the archival to create a collection of poems that breaks down remembrance into abandoned historic markers, jet fuel, keening or teeth. POET SUMMIT: Saturday, October 26, 4pm. BRG READING: Sunday, October 27, 3pm. LST

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Ben McNally Ben McNally (Canada) is the proprietor of Ben McNally Books in downtown Toronto. INTERVIEWING: Eleanor Catton, Rupert Thomson. Thursday, October 31, 8pm. LST

Mark Medley Mark Medley (Canada) is the National Post’s books editor and oversees the paper’s books blog, The Afterword. His work has appeared in publications across North America, including The Globe and Mail, Toronto Life and The Walrus. He currently sits on PEN Canada’s Board of Directors and serves on the Advisory Committee of Humber‘s School for Writers. ROUND TABLE: Host/Moderator. Friday, November 1, 8pm. BRG

Philipp Meyer

Supported by HarperCollins Canada

Philipp Meyer’s (USA) critically acclaimed debut novel, American Rust, won a Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was an Economist Book of the Year. He is a graduate of Cornell University and was a James A. Michener Fellow while completing his MFA at the University of Texas at Austin. Meyer presents The Son, an epic of the American West and a multigenerational saga of power, blood, land and oil that follows the rise of the unforgettable McCullough family, from the Comanche raids of the 1800s to the oil booms of the 20th century. READING: Thursday, October 31, 8pm. SDT ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 3, 12pm. FDT

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Anne Michaels

© Marzena Pogorzaly

Anne Michaels (Canada) is the author of several books of poetry, the award-winning novel Fugitive Pieces, which was made into a feature film, and The Winter Vault, her celebrated second novel. Her work has been translated around the world. She presents Correspondences, a beautifully produced accordion book containing her book-length poem alongside illustrations by acclaimed artist Bernice Eisenstein. Ranging from the universal to the intimate, Michaels’ poem tells of historical figures for whom language was the closest thing to salvation. The poetry and portraits join together in a dialogue that can be read in any direction and any order. READING: Saturday, November 2, 2pm. LST ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 3, 1pm. SDT

Stéphane Michaka Supported by Institut Français

© Elisa Pône

Stéphane Michaka (France) is an editor, playwright, translator and novelist. His novel La fille de Carnegie (Carnegie’s Daughter), won eight awards, including the Grand Prix des Lectrices de ELLE and the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. His plays have been staged in France and broadcast on radio, earning him a New Radio Talent Award. Michaka presents his third novel, Scissors, which is based on the life of the great short story writer Raymond Carver, who, plagued by personal and creative struggles, clashed with his overzealous editor. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 26, 2pm. LST

David Miller David Miller (Canada) is President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund Canada. He was Mayor of Toronto from 2003–2010 and Chair of the influential C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group from 2008–2010. Under his leadership, Toronto became widely admired internationally for its environmental leadership, economic strength and social integration. He is a leading advocate for the creation of sustainable urban economies, and a strong and forceful champion for the next generation of jobs through sustainability. Miller is a Harvard-trained economist and professionally a lawyer. INTERVIEWING: Michael Ignatieff. Saturday, November 2, 4pm. FDT

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Lisa Moore

Supported by House of Anansi Press

Lisa Moore (Canada) is the acclaimed author of February, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, selected as one of The New Yorker’s Best Books of the Year and won the 2013 Canada Reads contest. Her story collection Open and novel Alligator were both Scotiabank Giller Prize finalists and national bestsellers. Moore presents her latest novel, Caught, the funny, suspenseful and tragic story of Slaney, a young man who escapes from prison in 1978 and travels across Canada with grand, ill-conceived plans to set things right. JOURNEY PRIZE CELEBRATION: Thursday, October 31, 8pm. FDT ROUND TABLE: Friday, November 1, 8pm. BRG READING: Saturday, November 2, 11am. FDT

Evan Munday

© Jenna Wakani

Evan Munday (Canada) is the author and illustrator of The Dead Kid Detective Agency, the first of a series, which was a finalist for the Sunburst Award for fantastical young adult literature and the Silver Birch Fiction Award. Along with writing the occasional comic, he works as a book publicist for Coach House Books. Munday presents Dial M for Morna, the second book in the series. October Schwartz and her ghost friends are off on another (mis) adventure, searching out the person (or persons) responsible for Morna MacIsaac’s death 100 years before. YoungIFOA: Tuesday, October 29, 10:30am. BRG

Peter Norman Peter Norman (Canada) lives in Toronto where he works as a freelance editor. His first poetry collection, At the Gates of the Theme Park, was a finalist for the Trillium Poetry Book Award. He is also the author of several poetry chapbooks, has given readings across Canada and was the winner of this year’s Poetry NOW: Battle of the Bards. Norman presents Water Damage—a funny and chilling collection full of mad sonnets, outrageous prose poems, anagrammatic acrobatics, dark tributes, found poems and many other experiments in form and story-telling. POET SUMMIT: Saturday, October 26, 4pm. BRG READING: Saturday, October 26, 8pm. BRG

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Mary Novik

Supported by Random House of Canada Limited

© Janet Baxter

Mary Novik’s (Canada) debut novel, Conceit, about the daughter of poet John Donne, was chosen as a book of the year by both Quill & Quire and The Globe and Mail, won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and was named one of the Top 40 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade by Canada Reads. Novik presents Muse, a lush historical epic set in 14th-century Avignon, which tells the story of Solange Le Blanc, the clairvoyant woman plagued by disturbing visions who becomes the muse and lover of the poet Petrarch. READING: Friday, November 1, 8pm. LST ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 3, 3pm. SDT

Steve Paikin

Steve Paikin (Canada) received his BA from the University of Toronto and his Master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University. He is the author of three books, two focused on politics and one on hockey, and has worked as a journalist for 30 years. Since 2006, Paikin has been anchor and senior editor of TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin. He presents Paikin and the Premiers, in which he offers his astute and highly respected opinion on some of Ontario’s most prominent political leaders, including Bob Rae, Mike Harris, Ernie Eves, Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne. READING/INTERVIEW: Tuesday, October 29, 7pm. SDT

George Pelecanos

Supported by Hachette Book Group Canada

© Ian Allen

George Pelecanos (USA) is the author of numerous bestselling and highly praised crime novels, including The Night Gardener, which was voted “Best Book of 2006” by Entertainment Weekly and the Los Angeles Times. The recipient of several international writing awards, he is also an independent film producer and currently writes for the acclaimed HBO series Treme. Pelecanos presents his latest explosive thriller, The Double, where a man is forced to confront his dark side when he is hired to retrieve a valuable painting and bring its thief, a violent career criminal, to justice. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 2, 5pm. BRG ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 3, 12pm. FDT

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Chad Pelley

Supported by Breakwater Books

Chad Pelley (Canada) is an award-winning author who has been published across the country in textbooks, journals and anthologies. His debut novel, Away from Everywhere, was a Coles bestseller and is currently being developed for film. He has taught creative writing at Memorial University and is a regular contributor to several publications, including The Globe and Mail. He also runs the popular literary blog Salty Ink. Pelley presents his latest novel, Every Little Thing, which traces the butterfly effect of a bad decision made by Cohen Davies—one that leaves a man dead, another assaulted and Cohen incarcerated. ROUND TABLE: Friday, November 1, 8pm. BRG READING: Sunday, November 3, 3pm. LST

Marisha Pessl

Supported by Random House of Canada Limited

© David Schulze

Marisha Pessl (USA) grew up in Asheville, North Carolina and currently lives in New York City. Her debut novel, Special Topics in Calamity Physics, was a bestseller and was selected as one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review. Pessl presents her latest thriller, Night Film, in which the young, beautiful Ashley Cordova, daughter of a notorious film director, is found dead one October evening. All signs point to suicide, but as investigative journalist Scott McGrath looks into her death, he finds himself falling deep into a twisted underworld of secrets. READING: Tuesday, October 29, 8pm. LST

Gra˙zyna Plebanek

Supported by New Europe Books/Consulate General of the Republic of Poland

Gra˙zyna Plebanek (Poland) is the bestselling author of Box of Stilettos, Girls from Portofino and A Girl Called Przystupa. In 2011, she received the Literary Prize Zlote Sowy for her promotion of Poland abroad. She has worked as a journalist for Reuters News Agency and the Polish daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza. She currently writes a column in the Polish weekly Polityka. Plebanek presents Illegal Liaisons, her first novel to be translated into English, where aspiring writer Jonathan finds his conscience in conflict with his desire when he begins an affair with the beautiful and mysterious Andrea. READING: Friday, October 25, 8pm. BRG ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 27, 5pm. BRG

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Andrew Preston

Supported by The Charles Taylor Prize

Š Peter Knewstubb

Andrew Preston (Canada) teaches American history and international relations history at Cambridge University, where he is a fellow of Clare College. Preston has also taught at Yale University and universities in Canada and Switzerland. He is the author of The War Council: McGeorge Bundy, the NSC, and Vietnam. Preston presents Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy, a major work of history exploring the role of religion on American foreign policy. CHARLES TAYLOR PRIZE KEYNOTE/INTERVIEW: Saturday, October 26, 8pm. FDT

Francine Prose

Supported by The Humber School for Writers

Francine Prose (USA) is the author of 15 books of fiction, including the novel Blue Angel, a finalist for the National Book Award. A recipient of numerous grants, awards and honours, including Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships, she was a Director’s Fellow at the Centre of Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. She presents her most recent novel, My New American Life, which captures contemporary America at its most hilarious and dreadful with mismatched aspirations, Albanian gangsters and the ever-elusive American dream. READING: Saturday, October 26, 8pm. BRG ROUND TABLE: Wednesday, October 30, 9pm. SDT

Andrew Pyper Andrew Pyper (Canada) is the award-winning author of five internationally bestselling novels. Lost Girls won the Arthur Ellis Award, was selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and appeared on The New York Times and The Times (UK) bestseller lists. The Killing Circle was a New York Times Best Crime Novel of the Year. Pyper presents his latest novel, The Demonologist, where a Columbia professor must use his knowledge of demonic mythology to rescue his daughter from the Underworld. PEN CANADA BENEFIT: Interviewer. Thursday, October 24, 8pm. FDT ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 26, 4pm. FDT READING: Thursday, October 31, 8pm. SDT

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Bob Rae A former Rhodes Scholar, Bob Rae (Canada) was elected to federal and provincial parliaments 11 times. He served as Ontario’s 21st Premier in the early 1990s and as interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada from 2011 to 2013. He has also advised and worked on federalism and constitutional matters in many countries, and is a respected mediator and negotiator. Rae is the author of four books and two major reports for government, on higher education and the Air India bombing. He is married to Arlene Perly Rae and lives in Toronto. INTERVIEWING: Steve Paikin. Tuesday, October 29, 7pm. SDT

Peter Robinson Peter Robinson (Canada/UK) is the author of the hugely successful Inspector Banks series, two short story collections and three standalone novels, the most recent of which, the bestselling Before the Poison, won the Arthur Ellis Award in Canada, Sweden’s Golden Crowbar Award and the 2013 Dilys Award. Robinson’s novels have been published in translation worldwide. He presents the 21st book in the DCI Banks series, Children of the Revolution, a compelling psychological thriller that explores how actions taken in our youth have the ability to come back to haunt us. ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 3, 3pm. FDT

Elizabeth Ruth Elizabeth Ruth (Canada) is the author of Ten Good Seconds of Silence, a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the Amazon.ca Best First Novel Award and the City of Toronto Book Award. Her second novel, Smoke, was chosen for Waterloo Region’s One Book, One Community programme. She teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto and is currently travelling across Canada to deliver professional development workshops to writers. Ruth presents Matadora, the story of a Spanish servant girl who attempts to make her name in the bullring at a time when it was illegal for a woman to do so. READING: Saturday, November 2, 1pm. SDT ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 3, 3pm. SDT

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Eric Schlosser

Supported by Penguin Group (Canada)

© Kodiak Greenwood

Eric Schlosser (USA) is a correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly. He is the recipient of several journalistic honours, including a National Magazine Award. His first book, Fast Food Nation, was a worldwide bestseller. Schlosser presents his highly anticipated new book, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety, which explores the safety of America’s nuclear weapons by drawing on recently declassified documents and interviews with people who design and handle these weapons. READING/INTERVIEW: Friday, October 25, 8pm. LST

Kim Scott

Supported by Australia Council for the Arts

© Michael Wearne

Kim Scott (Australia) writes novels, short stories and poetry. He is the award-winning author of Benang: From the Heart, which won the Western Australia Premier’s Book Award and the Miles Franklin Award, Australia’s most prestigious literary prize. Scott presents That Deadman Dance, about the early contact between European settlers and the Noongar people of Western Australia’s south coast. Young native Bobby Wabalanginy is eager to join the Europeans when they appear on his shores, but not everyone feels the same way, and soon Bobby, a friend to both parties, is forced to take sides. READNG: Saturday, October 26, 8pm. SDT

Richard Scrimger Richard Scrimger (Canada) is the award-winning author of nine novels for young readers, three picture books and three books for adults. His first children’s novel, The Nose from Jupiter, won the 10th Annual Mr. Christie’s Book Award, and his latest adult novel, Mystical Rose, was a Globe and Mail Book of the Year. Scrimger presents Me & Death, a novel about 14-year-old Jim—a bully, car thief and all-around bad kid. When a near-death experience prompts him to clean up his act, Jim quickly realizes that the road to moral redemption is a bumpy one. ROUND TABLE: Wednesday, October 30, 9pm. SDT

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Olive Senior Olive Senior (Canada) is a fiction writer, poet, journalist and editor. She was the recipient of the inaugural Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book for her short story collection Summer Lightning. Her poetry collection Over the Roofs of the Worlds was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. Senior presents her first novel, Dancing Lessons, in which Gertrude, moved against her wishes to a retirement residence in Jamaica, immediately isolates herself. As she begins recording her life in a journal, she soon realizes the importance of not only establishing relationships, but also of mending those she has neglected. ROUND TABLE: Wednesday, October 30, 9pm. SDT

Seth Seth (Canada) is an internationally acclaimed cartoonist and the author of the comic book series Palookaville and several graphic novels, including It’s a Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken. He is also the designer of the New York Times-bestselling Complete Peanuts collections, the Penguin Classics edition of The Portable Dorothy Parker and Lemony Snicket’s new series, All the Wrong Questions. In 2011, he was the winner of the Harbourfront Festival Prize. Seth presents Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, a vibrant and beautifully illustrated tribute to Stephen Leacock’s beloved book. READING/INTERVIEW: Saturday, October 26, 2pm. SDT ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 3, 1pm. SDT

Antanas Sileika Antanas Sileika (Canada) is the author of three novels and one collection of linked short stories, Buying on Time, which was nominated for both the City of Toronto Book Award and the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. His last novel, Underground, was a Globe and Mail Best Book selection. He lives in Toronto, where he is the director of Humber’s School for Writers. © V. Braziunas

ROUND TABLE: Host/Moderator: Wednesday, October 30, 9pm. SDT

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Jeffrey Simpson

Supported by The Charles Taylor Prize

Jeffrey Simpson (Canada) is the national affairs columnist at The Globe and Mail and the author of eight books, including Discipline of Power, which won a Governor General’s Literary Award. His latest book, Chronic Condition, won the 2013 Donner Prize. He has won numerous awards for his coverage of national affairs and is currently a senior fellow at the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. An Officer of the Order of Canada, Simpson was a juror for the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize and the 2012 Cundill Prize. INTERVIEWING: Andrew Preston. Saturday, October 26, 8pm. FDT

C.K. Stead

Supported by New Zealand Book Council/Creative New Zealand International Festival Travel Fund

© Marti Friedlander

C.K. Stead (New Zealand) is a poet, literary critic and novelist who has written more than 40 books. He was a Professor of English at the University of Auckland for 20 years and has won numerous awards, including the New Zealand Book Award for both poetry and fiction. He was awarded a CBE in 1985 for services to New Zealand literature. In 2007, Stead received his country’s highest award, the Order of New Zealand, which he is currently the only writer to hold. He presents The Yellow Buoy, a three-part book of poetry completed in his 80th year. READING: Thursday, October 31, 8pm. SDT READING: Friday, November 1, 8pm. FDT

Darryl Sterk

Supported by Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China

Darryl Sterk (Canada) is an assistant professor in the Graduate Program in Translation and Interpretation at National Taiwan University, where he specializes in the representation of indigenous peoples in film and fiction in Taiwan. As a Chinese-English literary translator, he has contributed to numerous publications, including The Taipei Chinese Pen, Taiwan Literature English Translation Series, Pathlight and Asymptote. Sterk translated The Man with the Compound Eyes, which he presents alongside the novel’s author, Wu Ming-Yi. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 26, 4pm. SDT

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Carsten Stroud

© Michael Lionstar

Carsten Stroud (Canada) is the acclaimed author of several works of fiction and non-fiction, including the New York Times-bestselling true-crime novel Close Pursuit. He presents the second book in his Niceville series, The Homecoming, a novel of supernatural horror that picks up where the last story left off. Rainey Teague, orphaned by the events of book one, comes to live with ex-special forces soldier Nick Kavanaugh and his wife, Kate. But Nick can’t shake the feeling that something isn’t right with Rainey, and it’s not long before his instincts are proven right. READING: Sunday, October 27, 3pm. LST READING: Thursday, October 31, 8pm. SDT

Patty Sullivan

© CBC

Patty Sullivan (Canada) has been the host of Kids’ CBC, an engaging, educational on-air and online preschool environment, since 2003. In 2010, she won the Gemini award for Best Host in a Pre-School, Children’s or Youth Program, and in 2013, the series won the Youth Media Alliance Award for Excellence in the category of Best Television Program for ages 3–5. Patty also stars in Kids’ CBC’s musical extravaganza “Wowie Woah Woah!,” which won the Award of Excellence for Best Television Program, All Genres, Ages 3–5 Category at the Youth Media Alliance Awards in May 2013. INTERVIEWING: Gordon Korman. Saturday, October 26, 11am. FDT

Mary Swan

Supported by Random House of Canada Limited

© Emma Porter

Mary Swan’s (Canada) The Boys in the Trees was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Amazon.ca First Novel Award. She won the O. Henry Award for short fiction and is the author of the novella The Deep, a finalist for the Canada/Caribbean Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book. Swan presents My Ghosts, the story of six Scottish orphans in Toronto in 1879. Their lives follow fascinating twists and turns, but the novel ends with Clare, their contemporary descendant, who is unaware of—yet deeply influenced by—the experiences of her ancestors. READING: Saturday, November 2, 1pm. SDT ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 3, 11am. LST

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Ania Szado

© Joyce Ravid

Ania Szado (Canada) is the author of Beginning of Was, which was shortlisted for a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and nominated for the international Kiriyama Prize. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Journey Prize and National Magazine Awards. Szado presents Studio Saint-Ex, which finds The Little Prince author, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, within a tempestuous love triangle in WWII Manhattan’s glittering French expat community and emerging fashion scene. UBC ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Tuesday, October 29, 8pm. BRG

Abdellah Taïa

Supported by Consulat Général de France

© Abderrahim Annag

Abdellah Taïa (Morocco) is the first Moroccan and Arab writer to publicly declare his homosexuality. The French Éditions du Seuil has published five of his books, including L’armée du salut, which was translated into English in 2009 under the title Salvation Army. His novel Le jour du Roi was awarded the prestigious French Prix de Flore in 2010. He has just finished his first full-length movie as a director, Salvation Army, an adaptation from his novel. Taïa presents his autobiographical novel of self-discovery, An Arab Melancholia, about an openly gay man who lives between cultures in Egypt and France. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 26, 12pm. BRG ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 27, 12pm. SDT

Rupert Thomson Supported by House of Anansi Press

© Robin Farquhar Thomson

Rupert Thomson (UK) is the author of eight highly acclaimed novels, including Dreams of Leaving, Air and Fire, Divided Kingdom and Death of a Murderer, which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year Award. His memoir, This Party’s Got to Stop, won him the Writers’ Guild Non-Fiction Award. Thomson presents Secrecy, set in Florence in 1691, which finds tortured young wax artist Gaetano Zummo under a commission by the Medici ruler Cosimo III. His task leads him to Faustina, an apothecary’s daughter with an explosive secret, in this chilling tale of love, murder and intrigue. READING/INTERVIEW: Thursday, October 31, 8pm. LST READING: Saturday, November 2, 2pm. LST

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Miriam Toews

© Carol Loewen

Miriam Toews (Canada) holds a BA in film studies from the University of Manitoba and a journalism degree from the University of King’s College in Halifax. She is the author of six books, including the bestselling novel A Complicated Kindness, which was a Giller Prize Finalist and won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction. Toews has also written for The New York Times Magazine and the CBC. She presents her most recent novel, Irma Voth, the story of two sisters in a Mexican Mennonite community who flee their stiflingly traditional and often violent home to begin a life of their own. ROUND TABLE: Wednesday, October 30, 9pm. SDT

Frank Viva Frank Viva (Canada) runs a branding and design agency in Toronto and is a cover artist for The New Yorker. His first picture book, Along a Long Road, was a finalist for a Governor General’s Literary Award and named one of The New York Times’ 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books, School Library Journal’s Best Books and Toronto Public Library’s First & Best. Viva presents A Long Way Away, an innovative two-directional story that allows readers to follow an alien discovering life in the ocean depths—or a sea creature visiting outer space. YoungIFOA: Friday, November 1, 10:30am. BRG

Eleanor Wachtel

© CBC

Eleanor Wachtel (Canada) is the host and co-founder of CBC Radio’s Writers & Company, which is celebrating its 23rd anniversary, and is a recent winner of the New York Festivals Award. She also hosts CBC’s Wachtel on the Arts. Her latest books are Original Minds and Random Illuminations: Conversations with Carol Shields. Wachtel has been widely recognized for her contributions to Canadian cultural life, having received eight honorary degrees and the Order of Canada. INTERVIEWING: Aleksandar Hemon. Saturday, October 26, 1pm. FDT INTERVIEWING: Margaret Drabble. Saturday, November 2, 1pm. FDT

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Eric Walters Eric Walters’ (Canada) young adult novels have won more than 100 awards, including several Forest of Reading awards, the Blue Heron Book Award and the Ruth Schwartz Award. A former social worker and elementary school teacher, he is the founder of Creation of Hope, an organization dedicated to caring for orphans in the Mbooni district in Kenya. Walters presents My Name Is Blessing, based on the true story of a young, disabled Kenyan boy who must journey to an orphanage when his grandmother is unable to care for him. YoungIFOA: Friday, November 1, 10:30am. BRG

Alison Wearing

Supported by Random House of Canada Limited

© Lucid Musings

Alison Wearing’s (Canada) first book was the bestselling, internationally acclaimed travel memoir Honeymoon in Purdah: An Iranian Journey. Along with writing, she dedicates herself to music, dance, theatre and her award-winning one-woman shows. Her stories and articles have appeared in a number of publications, and she is the recipient of a National Magazine Award Gold Medal, among other accolades. Wearing presents Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter, a memoir about growing up with a gay father in a small Ontario town in the 1970s. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 2, 11am. SDT READING: Sunday, November 3, 11am. SDT

Elizabeth Wennick Supported by Orca Book Publishers

© Beth Downey Curry

Elizabeth Wennick (Canada) has written two novels, several short plays and a weekly newspaper humour column. She is also the co-writer of two musicals. She presents her most recent novel, Whatever Doesn’t Kill You, in which 15-year-old Jenna Cooper sets out on a dangerous mission to locate and confront the man who killed her father when she was only a few days old. She soon discovers, however, that there’s more to her father’s murder than she has been led to believe. YoungIFOA: Wednesday, October 30, 10:30am. BRG

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D.W. Wilson

Supported by Penguin Group (Canada)

D.W. Wilson (Canada) is the youngest recipient of the BBC National Short Story Award and the author of a short story collection, Once You Break a Knuckle. He was shortlisted for the CBC Short Story Prize and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, and is currently a creative writing PhD candidate at the University of East Anglia, where he received the university’s Man Booker Prize scholarship. Wilson presents his debut novel, Ballistics, in which Alan West, accompanied by a three-legged English mastiff and armed with a box of mysterious mementos, sets out into the 2003 firestorms of British Columbia to rescue his estranged father. READING: Thursday, October 31, 8pm. SDT ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 2, 12pm. LST

Michael Winter Michael Winter (Canada) was the recipient of the Writers’ Trust Notable Author Award in 2008. He is the author of several novels, including The Big Why, which was longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and The Death of Donna Whalen, which was nominated for the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Winter presents Minister Without Portfolio. To escape his increasingly emotionally arid life, Henry Hayward travels to Afghanistan to become an armyaffiliated contractor. As past wounds begin to heal, a routine patrol turns fatal, and Henry returns home in worse shape than when he left. READING: Saturday, November 2, 1pm. SDT

Meg Wolitzer

Supported by Penguin Group (Canada)

© Nina Subin

Meg Wolitzer (USA) is the bestselling author of nine novels, including The Uncoupling and The Wife, along with a novel for young readers, The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman. She is the author of This Is Your Life, which was made into the Nora Ephron film This is My Life. Her short fiction has been published in The Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize. Wolitzer presents The Interestings, a New York Times bestseller. The novel chronicles the lives of six life-long friends, from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes and degrees of satisfaction diverge. READING: Friday, November 1, 8pm. LST ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 2, 4pm. SDT

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Stuart Woods Stuart Woods (Canada) is the editor of Quill & Quire. ROUND TABLE: Host/Moderator. Saturday, October 26, 11am. LST INTERVIEWING: Ursula Mackenzie. Monday, October 28, 3:30pm. BRG

Wu Ming-Yi

Supported by Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China

© Chen Meng-Ping

Wu Ming-Yi (Taiwan) is a writer, painter, designer, photographer, professor, butterfly scholar and environmental activist. He is the author of the novel Routes in the Dream, as well as a number of non-fiction books and short story collections. Wu presents The Man with the Compound Eyes, his first novel to be translated into English. A stunning piece of environmental literature set on the coast of Taiwan, it blends harsh fact with beautiful fantasy and mythical beings with recognizable characters to explore our increasing disconnect from the natural world. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 26, 4pm. SDT

Alissa York

Alissa York’s (Canada) internationally acclaimed novels include Mercy, Effigy (shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize) and, most recently, Fauna (shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award). She is also the author of the short fiction collection Any Given Power, from which stories have won the Journey Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Award. Her essays and articles have appeared in such periodicals as The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, Eighteen Bridges and Canadian House and Home. York has lived all over Canada and now makes her home in Toronto with her husband, artist Clive Holden. JOURNEY PRIZE CELEBRATION: Thursday, October 31, 8pm. FDT

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Rui Zink

Supported by Instituto Camões

© Joao Ribeiro

Rui Zink (Portugal) is a writer, translator, university lecturer and cultural commentator. He has published 10 novels, including O Destino Turístico (The Tourist Destination), which was included in Best European Fiction 2012. Zink presents The Boy Who Did Not Like Television, a children’s book that contains a heartfelt message about the dangers of television and the benefits of spending time with family. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 26, 4pm. SDT ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 27, 12pm. SDT

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HOSTS

© CBC

Garvia Bailey (Canada) has been a broadcast journalist with the CBC for 10 years. She is currently the host of Canada Live on CBC Radio 2, Backstage Pass on CBC TV and a producer at cbcmusic.ca. Prior to that, she served as host and producer of Big City, Small World, a programme devoted to Toronto’s vast and diverse cultural scene. Bailey works closely with community groups and is a regular speaker, host and moderator for special events throughout the city, lending her talents to groups like Manifesto Creative Projects, St. Stephens Community House and The World Wildlife Fund.

Erin Balser (Canada) is a writer and producer with CBC Books and Canada Reads. She is a regular columnist for several CBC shows and her work has aired on CBC Radio One’s As It Happens, Q, The Next Chapter and Here and Now. Balser is also the author of two books about television. © CBC

© Dennis Lee

© CBC

Marc Côté (Canada) is the publisher of Cormorant Books, a literary house noted for the discovery and development of Canadian writing talent and the publishing of Québécois fiction translated into English. He has won the Libris Award for Editor of the Year twice and been nominated numerous times. Cormorant has won the Libris Award for Small Press three times in their seven nominations over the past 11 years. At Cormorant, Côté has acquired and edited many award-nominated books.

Gill Deacon (Canada) is an award-winning broadcaster and bestselling author. Her portfolio includes host of CBC TV’s Code Green, host of CBC’s flagship daytime show The Gill Deacon Show and guest host for CBC Toronto’s Here and Now programme. She has been a member of various bands over the past 25 years and currently sings in a Toronto band called The Circumstantialists.

Farzana Doctor’s (Canada) first novel, Stealing Nasreen, received critical acclaim and was nominated for the Masala!Mehndi!Masti! People’s Choice Award. She has also written on social work and diversity-related topics, and in her spare time she provides private practice consulting and psychotherapy services. She lives in Toronto.

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HOSTS Charlie Foran (Canada) is the former president of PEN Canada, a worldwide organization of writers and readers committed to defending and promoting freedom of expression. He is the author of 10 books, including the Charles Taylor Prize-winning book Mordecai, a biography of Mordecai Richler, and the novels Carolan’s Farewell and House on Fire. Douglas Gibson (Canada) worked as an editor and publisher from 1968 until he retired from McClelland & Stewart in 2009. His Douglas Gibson Books was Canada’s first editorial imprint and lives on today. His book of memoirs is entitled Stories About Storytellers.

Helen Guri (Canada) is the author of Match, published by Coach House Books in 2011 and shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. Her work has appeared in The Walrus, Lemon Hound, Hazlitt and Canadian Literature.

Rachel Harry (Canada), an arts/media producer, partners with numerous organizations in the creation and development of educational, live event, print and digital media content.

Jennifer Hunter (Canada) has worked at the Montreal Gazette, The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s and the Chicago Sun-Times. She has been a political writer, a sports reporter and a business journalist. She joined the Toronto Star in 2008, first as foreign editor, and now has a weekly column focusing on Canadian writers. © Toronto Star

Edward Keenan (Canada), author of the 2013 book Some Great Idea: Good Neighbourhoods, Crazy Politics and the Invention of Toronto, serves as senior editor and lead columnist at The Grid magazine in Toronto. A 10-time finalist at the National Magazine Awards, he was the top editor at Eye Weekly, is a contributing editor at Spacing magazine and writes widely on politics, sports and culture. His column on politics and city life appears every Saturday in the Toronto Star. He hosts The Keenan Wire Radio Program Wednesday mornings on CIUT 89.5 FM.

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HOSTS Valentine Moreno (Brazil) is a Toronto-based curator and artist. She has a BA in photography from Senac University and a MA in museum studies from the University of Toronto. Moreno previously worked as Campaign Coordinator and Curatorial Administrative Assistant in the Canadian Art Department at the AGO. She joined the Koffler Centre of the Arts in 2012 as Curator of Multidisciplinary Programs. She has restructured the traditional Toronto Jewish Book Fair into a year-round literary series (Koffler Reads) and manages the annual Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards.

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Grace O’Connell (Canada) holds an MFA in creative writing. Her work has appeared in various publications, including The Walrus, Taddle Creek, Quill & Quire and Eye Weekly. She has taught creative writing at George Brown College and now works as a freelance writer and editor in Toronto. She is the author of the national bestseller Magnified World.

Katrina Onstad’s (Canada) best-selling second novel, Everybody Has Everything, was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Toronto Book Award. She is an award-winning journalist who lives in Toronto and works at CBC TV. © Nancy Friedland

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Alison Pick (Canada) won the 2002 Bronwen Wallace Award for Poetry. Her most recent novel, Far to Go, was longlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize and won the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Fiction. Currently on faculty at Humber’s School for Writers, Pick is at work on a memoir, Between Gods, which will be published in 2014.

Tanis Rideout (Canada) has been a finalist for the Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers and the CBC Literary Awards. In 2006, she was named Poet Laureate for Lake Ontario. Rideout also joined Sarah Harmer’s I Love the Escarpment Tour to read a commissioned poem. She was born in Belgium, grew up in Bermuda and in Kingston, Ontario and now lives in Toronto. She is the author of a novel, Above All Things, and a collection of poems, Arguments with the Lake.

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Dianne Rinehart (Canada) is currently the books and visual arts editor at the Toronto Star. She has also worked as editor-in-chief of Torstar’s then six English-language Metro papers in Canada, as editor-in-chief of Homemakers magazine, as a reporter at newspapers and news agencies in Vancouver, Ottawa and Moscow, and on assignment in 17 countries around the world. Her essays have been published in two collections: He Said What? and Exit Laughing. Shelagh Rogers (Canada) has been a CBC journalist for over 30 years, working on flagship programmes such as Morningside, Sounds Like Canada and This Morning. She is currently the host and a producer of the CBC Radio programme The Next Chapter, devoted to Canadian writers and songwriters. Rogers has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada and holds multiple honourary doctorates from Canadian universities.

Kevin Sweet (Canada) is the arts reporter and theatre critic for Radio-Canada’s Le Téléjournal Ontario, as well as CBC News Toronto. Originally from Gatineau, Québec, he spent six years as a reporter in Edmonton, Alberta. In 2006, he went to Rwanda to co-produce a documentary that went on to win an award at the prestigious New York Festivals. That year, he was also awarded a national journalism award from CBC/Radio-Canada. He is fluently bilingual, an avid reader and world traveller.

Ian Thornton (Canada) studied business and German at Sheffield University before co-founding the international television trade bible www.c21media.net in 1997. Ian lives in Toronto with his wife and two children. His first novel, The Great & Calamitous Tale of Johan Thoms, was published this fall.

Becky Toyne (Canada/UK) is a books columnist, editor and publicist based in Toronto. She is a regular contributor to CBC Radio One and Open Book: Toronto, and a part-time bookseller at Toronto indie Type.

Nathan Whitlock (Canada) is the author of A Week of This: A Novel in Seven Days and is associate editor of Toronto Life magazine. His writing and reviews have appeared in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Maisonneuve, Fashion and elsewhere.

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INDEX OF PARTICIPANTS Kazushige Abe 8, 18, 20

Mircea Cˇartˇarescu 8, 18, 30

Charlie Foran 77

Siri Agrell 20

Justin Cartwright 19, 30

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch 11

Bert Archer 20

Eleanor Catton 6, 18, 30, 59

Aminatta Forna 18, 19, 39

Théodora Armstrong 18, 19, 21

Janie Chang 19, 31

Steven Galloway 6, 18, 40

Wayson Choy 18, 19, 31

Douglas Gibson 15, 77

Nadeem Aslam 6, 7, 18, 21

George Elliott Clarke 18, 19, 31

Rachel Giese 10, 40

Jami Attenberg 18, 22

Warren Clements 13, 18, 32

Margaret Atwood 4, 18, 22

Susan G. Cole 32

Peter Bagge 13, 18, 22, 23

David Common 6, 13, 32

Garvia Bailey 13, 76

Tim Conley 33

Martha Baillie 8, 23

Tim Cook 12, 33

Erin Balser 76

Marc Côté 6, 76

Brent Bambury 13, 23

Douglas Coupland 18, 20, 33

Tom Barbash 18, 23

Michael Crummey 18, 34

Linwood Barclay 19, 24

Robyn Cumming 7

Isabel Greenberg 6, 18, 43, 57

Kevin Barry 6, 7, 18, 19, 24

Craig Davidson 6, 19, 34

Roger Greenwald 8, 43

Steven W. Beattie 24

Lauren B. Davis 19, 34

Charlotte Grimshaw 19, 43

Tamara Faith Berger 6, 18, 19, 25

Brendan de Caires 35

Xiaolu Guo 6, 18, 44

Charles de Lint 16, 18, 35

Helen Guri 77

Anthony De Sa 19, 35

Paul Harding 19, 44

Gill Deacon 13, 76

Rachel Harry 77

Sahar Delijani 6, 13, 18, 36

Paal-Helge Haugen 8, 18, 43, 44

Mark Askwith 21

S. Bear Bergman 18, 19, 25 David Bezmozgis 6, 13, 25 Jared Bland 26 Jean-Marie Blas de Roblès 18, 26 Dennis Bock 19, 26 Shani Boianjiu 6, 13, 18, 25, 27

Lewis DeSoto 4, 18, 36 Viola Di Grado 8, 18, 36 Farzana Doctor 76 Louise Doughty 19, 37

Joseph Boyden 18, 27

Ann Dowsett Johnston 19, 37

Kelly Braffet 18, 27

Margaret Drabble 15, 37, 71

Serge Bramly 18, 28

Sarah Dunant 38

Krista Bridge 6, 18, 19, 28

Chris Eaton 6, 19, 38

Catherine Bush 18, 19, 28,

Bernice Eisenstein 19, 38, 60

Jowita Bydlowska 19, 29

Thomas Enger 18, 39

Janet E. Cameron 18, 29

Diane Flacks 11

Ian Carr-Harris 7

Cynthia Flood 18, 19, 39

Anne Carson 29 84

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Don Gillmor 19, 40 Rodge Glass 6, 19, 41 Douglas Glover 18, 19, 41 Ted Goossen 8, 41 Luba Goy 11 Wayne Grady 18, 19, 42 James Grainger 42 Charlotte Gray 14, 18, 19, 42

Beatriz Hausner 13, 18, 45 Elizabeth Hay 6, 10, 45 Aleksandar Hemon 13, 18, 45, 71 Mathew Henderson 6, 19, 46 Miranda Hill 6, 46 Helen Humphreys 19, 46 Jennifer Hunter 77 Michael Ignatieff 47, 60 Ann Ireland 18, 47 Wayne Johnston 19, 47 Joanna Kavenna 6, 18, 48


Mieko Kawakami 8, 18, 48

Christine McNair 13, 18, 58

Eric Schlosser 12, 18, 33, 66

Guy Gavriel Kay 19, 42, 48

Ben McNally 59, 80

Kim Scott 18, 66

Emily M. Keeler 49

Mark Medley 59

Richard Scrimger 18, 66

Edward Keenan 77

Philipp Meyer 18, 59

Olive Senior 18, 67

Fiona Kidman 18, 49

Anne Michaels 19, 38, 60

Seth 13, 18, 19, 23, 67

Owen King 12, 49

Stéphane Michaka 8, 18, 60

Jeffrey Simpson 13, 68

Stephen King 12, 50

David Miller 60

Antanas Sileika 67

Gordon Korman 13, 16, 50, 69, 80

Lisa Moore 6, 18, 61

C.K. Stead 18, 68

Valentine Moreno 6, 13, 78

Darryl Sterk 8, 18, 68

Erin Moure 11

Carsten Stroud 18, 69

Michael Mucz 11

Patty Sullivan 13, 69

Evan Munday 16, 18, 61

Mary Swan 19, 69

Alice Munro 11, 15, 80

Kevin Sweet 13, 79

Eskinder Nega 12

Ania Szado 18, 70

Peter Norman 13, 18, 61

Abdellah Taïa 6, 8, 13, 18, 70

Mary Novik 19, 62

Andrey Tarasiuk 11

Grace O’Connell 78

Rupert Thomson 18, 19, 59, 70

Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer 50 Hari Kunzru 18, 19, 51 Rachel Kushner 6, 7, 18, 51 Perrine Leblanc 6, 18, 51 Amanda Leduc 19, 52 Marilyn Lightstone 11, 52 Sam Lipsyte 18, 52 Lesley Livingston 16, 18, 53 Amy Grace Loyd 18, 22, 53 Jim Lynch 19, 53 Annabel Lyon 18, 54 Patrick Macaulay 7 Mary-Rose MacColl 18, 54 Ursula Mackenzie 4, 14, 54, 74 Alistair MacLeod 6, 55 Margaret MacMillan 14, 18, 42, 55

Katrina Onstad 78 Steve Paikin 14, 18, 62, 65 George Pelecanos 19, 62 Chad Pelley 6, 18, 19, 63 Marisha Pessl 6, 18, 63 Alison Pick 10, 78 Gra˙zyna Plebanek 18, 63 Andrew Preston 13, 64, 68 Francine Prose 18, 64

Alexander Maksik 18, 55

Andrew Pyper 12, 18, 64

Pasha Malla 6, 56

Bob Rae 14, 62, 65

Diego Marani 8, 18, 56

Tanis Rideout 78

Anthony Marra 6, 13, 18, 56

Dianne Rinehart 11, 79

Yann Martel 6, 57

Peter Robinson 65

Sandra Martin 57

Shelagh Rogers 13, 79

Jacob McArthur Mooney 6, 57

Elizabeth Ruth 19, 65

Colum McCann 58

Marigold Santos 7

Alice McDermott 18, 58

Barbara Sapergia 11

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Ian Thornton 79 Miriam Toews 18, 71 Becky Toyne 79 Frank Viva 16, 18, 71 Eleanor Wachtel 13, 15, 71 Carol Wainio 7 Eric Walters 16, 18, 72 Alison Wearing 19, 72 Elizabeth Wennick 16, 18, 72 Nathan Whitlock 79 D.W. Wilson 6, 18, 19, 73 Michael Winter 19, 73 Meg Wolitzer 19, 73 Stuart Woods 14, 74 Wu Ming-Yi 8, 18, 68, 74 Alissa York 6, 74 Rui Zink 8, 18, 75

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IFOA Festival Guide 2013  

The 34th International Festival of Authors takes place from October 24-November 3, 2013 at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, Canada.