35th edition of the International Festival of Authors

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35TH edition of the

OCTOBER 23–NOVEMBER 2, 2014

FESTIVAL GUIDE


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CONTENTS 2 Welcome from the Director 3 Special Thanks/Staff 4 Acknowledgements 6 Getting Here 7 Remembering the Story: IFOA@35 Remembers the Great War 9 Humber Liberal Arts@IFOA: Representing World War I 11 Found in Translation 13 International Visitors Programme

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And the Nominees Are... Event Highlights YoungIFOA/Student and Youth Programming IFOA Ontario Book Signing Schedule Participant Biographies Patronage & Supporters Ticket & Venue Information

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!

Stephen King, Owen King and Andrew Pyper at IFOA 2013 Š ifoa.org


WELCOME FROM THE DIRECTOR Dear Friend of the Festival, Welcome to the 35th edition of Toronto’s International Festival of Authors. For the past 35 years, we’ve been bringing you the world’s best writers of contemporary literature on a Canadian stage. Our Festival has become the largest of its kind in North America, this year hosting more than 150 participants, from 20 countries around the world, in over 100 events. This programme is your guide to the Festival’s 11 days of readings, interviews, round table discussions, book signings and much, much more. There are countless opportunities to see your favourite authors and encounter new names. In 2014, we’ll be putting the focus on works of historical fiction, non-fiction and drama. From the Battle of the Plains of Abraham to the October Crisis, this year’s authors have covered it all. Within this history focus, we are shining a special spotlight on WWI, as this year marks the First World War Centenary. We hope you’ll join us for Remembering the Story: IFOA@35 Remembers the Great War, a programme highlighting publications that explore the societal changes here and around the world as a result of the Great War. Complementing this WWI focus is our first-ever academic conference, Representing World War I: Perspectives at the Centenary, presented by Humber’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The conference, which is open to the public and taking place the final weekend of the IFOA, will build an important (and long-awaited) academic element into the interdisciplinary nature of our Festival. It will grant attendees access to a broader range of perspectives on this very important topic. A big birthday like 35 offers the chance to celebrate our storied past, but also offers us the opportunity to look ahead. Plans are already underway for many festivals to come. We are constantly moving forward, finding ways to reinvent ourselves and always hunting for the next generation of writers— the fresh and exciting voices that you have come to expect we will introduce you to. 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, special event highlights, free book signings, participant biographies and a full pull-out schedule. For the most up-to-date information, please visit our website, ifoa.org, where you’ll find interviews with Festival participants and posts by local writers on our IFOA Blog. Thank you for choosing to celebrate the written word with us. On behalf of the Board of Directors, the staff and volunteers at IFOA, we wish you a marvelous Festival experience!

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 IFOA. 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; Harriet Lewis, Vice President & Secretary; Jeffrey Smyth, Treasurer; Marah Braye; Rupert Duchesne; Karin Eaton; Beth Nowers

STAFF Director Geoffrey E. Taylor

Assistant Event Coordinator Eric Mannell

Associate Director Christine Saratsiotis

Communications & Marketing Coordinator Maeve O’Regan

Development Coordinator Miranda Disney

Artistic Associate Jen Tindall

Programming Coordinator David Gressot

Senior Event Coordinator Julia Yu

Communications & Marketing Assistant Meghan Gribben

Festival Assistants Oliver Barich Mohamed Huque Dylan Schoenmakers Luigi Umali

Patron & Fiscal Coordinator Tina Kessler Transportation Coordinator Matt King

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, K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation, The Norman & Margaret Jewison Charitable Foundation INTERNATIONAL VISITORS (IV) PROGRAMME COMMITTEE Erin Balser, Marilyn Biderman, Alison Clarke, Andrea Magyar, Karen McMullin, Lien de Nil, Craig Pyette, Doug Richmond, Lisa Rundle, Christine Saratsiotis, Geoffrey E. Taylor, Iris Tupholme, Matt Williams, Julia Yu PATRON+ SUPPORTERS A. Charles Baillie, Marilyn Baillie, Avie Bennett, Beverly Bennett, Eldon Bennett, George Butterfield, Martha Butterfield, Holly Coll-Black, Heather Conway, Rupert Duchesne, Tony Gagliano, H. Roger Garland, Kevin Garland, Ira Gluskin, Maxine Granovsky Gluskin, Martin Hunter, Victoria Jackman, Norman Jewison, Harriet Lewis, Mr. Nadir Mohamed, Mrs. Shabin Mohamed, Beth Nowers, Joseph Rotman, Sandra Rotman, Arthur R.A. Scace, Mrs. S. Scace, Godyne N.L. Sibay, Nalini Stewart, Arthur S. Wakim PATRONS Gail Anderson, Margaret Atwood, Lucia Begg, Richard Clewes, Susan Cook, Terry Cosgrove, Michael de Pencier, Audrey Devlin, Shelley-Lynne Domingue, Frans Donker, Gini Donker, Anne Gallagher, Malka Green, Jane Griesdorf, David Kent, Sonja N. Koerner, Olga Markovich, Brad Martin, Anne McDermid, Mark McLean, Kate Mitanidis, Diane Paddon, Suman Rahman, Janet Somerville, Nancy Southam, Susan Swan, Geoffrey E. Taylor, Bruce Westwood, Elizabeth A. Wilson, Barry Yaverbaum, Margaux Yiu, Anonymous

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COMMUNITY AND PROGRAMMING PARTNERS GOVERNMENT & ARTS AGENCIES Accion Cultural Española (AC/E), Australia Council for the Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Historical Association, Celebrate Ontario, Consulat général de France, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, Cuirt International Festival of Literature, Culture Development Fund, Danish Agency for Culture, Department of Canadian Heritage, Institut Français, Instituto Camões, Istanbul Tanpinar Literature Festival, Japan Foundation (Toronto), Koffler Centre of the Arts, Livres Canada Books, Melbourne Writers Festival, Ministry of Culture, New Zealand Book Council/Creative New Zealand, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council (National and International Touring Program), Ontario Media Development Corporation, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Toronto Arts Council, Vilenica International Literary Festival

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

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: ECW Press, Hachette Book Group Canada, HarperCollins Canada, House of Anansi Press, Penguin Random House Canada, Scholastic Canada and Simon & Schuster Canada. Look for

to see which events include a door prize draw.

GOODS IN KIND Art Gallery of Ontario: Food and Beverage, Caplansky’s Delicatessen, Carousel Bakery Ltd., Druxy’s Inc., Dufflet Pastries Inc., Gonoe Sushi, Kama – Classical Indian Cuisine, The Lakeview Storehouse, Leslieville Cheese Market, Lollicakes, Magic Oven, Mary Macleod’s Shortbread, Nu Bügel, Pasquale Bros. Downtown Ltd., Pearl Harbourfront Chinese Cuisine, Penelope Restaurant, Quesada Mexican Grill, Watermark Irish Pub & Restaurant Ltd. IFOA Official Florist: Flower Accents (Eaton Centre & Fairview Mall)

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IFOA@35

Remembers the Great War

October 25–November 2, 2014 Part of the International Festival of Authors

Highlighting literature that explores the societal changes in Canada and across the world around WWI


Each year, the IFOA devotes a number of events to authors and books within a particular focus. This year, we are delighted to present Remembering the Story: IFOA@35 Remembers the Great War, a programme featuring works that explore the societal changes in Canada and across the world around WWI.

The year 2014 marks the centenary of the First World War. This War, although primarily a European conflict, had a global impact that continues to resonate into the 21st century, affecting politics, economics, sciences and the arts. Join us as we delve into fascinating works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama by Canadian and international writers that probe beyond historical facts and figures to look at how the world changed in the War’s aftermath. Don’t miss a very special presentation of historian Hugh Brewster’s Canada, Fall In! The Great War Remembered in Words, Images and Song, an unforgettable concert performance that tells the story of Canadians in WWI through their own letters and diaries. This event is free to the public and will take place Saturday, November 1 at 7:30pm in the Fleck Dance Theatre. As seating is limited, please RSVP to canadafallin@ifoa.org.

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READING: Ted Barris, Adam Foulds, Robert Glancy, David Macfarlane. Host: Nathan Whitlock. SDT

ROUND TABLE: J.L. Granatstein, David Macfarlane, Michael Winter. Host/Moderator: Charlotte Gray. BRG

7:30pm CANADA, FALL IN! Hugh Brewster. FDT

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31 7:30pm ROUND TABLE: Anna Hope, Frances Itani, Kate Pullinger, Johanna Skibsrud. Host/Moderator: Charlotte Gray. LST

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 2pm CUNDILL PRIZE IN HISTORY: Marla R. Miller, Stephen R. Platt. Host/Moderator: Christopher Manfredi. BRG 2:30pm READING/INTERVIEW: Anna Hope, Sarah Waters. Host/Interviewer: Carol Off. FDT

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 11am SHEVCHENKO@IFOA: Jars Balan, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Bohdan Kordan. Host/Moderator: Alexander Motyl. LST 2pm

ROUND TABLE: Ted Barris, Hugh Brewster, J.L. Granatstein. Host/Moderator: Bert Archer. SDT

3pm A CELEBRATION: Peter C. Newman. LST

For round table topics, please see special pull-out section.

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LST: Lakeside Terrace : Remembering the Story

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REPRESENTING WORLD WAR I: [REPRESENTING WWI COVER PAGE]

[Image: Humber Conference Banner – can be manipulated (copy should be removed)] Representing World War I: Perspectives at the Centenary Humber Liberal Arts@IFOA October 31–November 2, 2014 Part of the International Festival of Authors An international conference on the global impact of WWI

PERSPECTIVES AT THE CENTENARY Humber Liberal Arts@IFOA

October 31–November 2, 2014 Part of the International Festival of Authors

An international conference on the global impact of WWI


REPRESENTING WORLD WAR I: PERSPECTIVES AT THE CENTENARY One hundred years later, the Great War remains a central concern for scholars of all disciplines. For the first time, the IFOA is pleased to present an international conference, hosted by Humber’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, which will facilitate further discussion about the global impact of this deadly conflict among scholars, researchers and public intellectuals across a wide range of academic disciplines. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to: cultural memory, nationalism and transnationalism, medical history, gender and literary narratives. This three-day conference is open to the public.

Weekend Pass (October 31–November 2) Price: $200 Includes all Keynotes, panels, lunch and afternoon sessions over the course of the three days

Keynote Only (October 31 or November 1) Regular entry: $50 Student entry: $25

Day Pass (October 31, November 1 or November 2)

Includes Keynote/panel, lunch and afternoon sessions of the day Regular day pass: $70 Student day pass: $35

For more information or to purchase passes, please visit humber.ca/liberalarts-ifoa/. KEYNOTES AND PANELISTS Annika Mombauer (UK) is Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at The Open University, UK. She has published widely on pre-WWI military planning in Germany, and is currently working on a comparative history of the Battle of the Marne of 1914. Michael S. Neiberg (USA) is Professor of History at the United States Army War College in the Department of National Security and Strategy. Neiberg has published widely on war, including the recent book Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of War in 1914. His next book, about the Potsdam Conference, will be published in 2015. Nicolas Offenstadt (France) is a lecturer of history and historiography at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. His research focuses on the practice of war and peace from the Middle Ages to the Modern era. Offenstadt has published widely on WWI, including the very popular La Grand Guerre en 30 questions. David Stevenson (UK) is Professor of International History at the London School of Economics & Political Science. His publications include French War Aims against Germany, 1914–1919 and 1914–1918: The History of the First World War. Stevenson is currently writing an international history of the year 1917. INTERVIEWER Michael Enright (Canada) is the host of CBC Radio One’s The Sunday Edition. He has written for Time magazine, the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail. He was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2012.

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OCTOBER 26–30, 2014 Part of the International Festival of Authors

Offering a cultural exchange between Canada’s finest talent and some of the most influential publishing figures from around the world


The International Visitors (IV) Programme was established to offer a cultural exchange between Canada’s finest talent and some of the most influential publishing figures from around the world, providing Canadian authors, publishers and agents a competitive advantage in securing international rights and distribution deals. The Programme’s carefully planned schedule allows for extensive interaction in various settings between visiting figures and all levels of the Canadian book industry. Centred around the International Festival of Authors, the Programme offers the Canadian publishing industry the opportunity to host a small group of key international publishing professionals over a five-day period against the prestigious backdrop of the IFOA, exposing them to the Canadian book world at its celebratory best, when our nation’s top talent gathers in one city.

PUBLISHING KEYNOTE SPEAKER Monday, October 27, 3:30pm, Brigantine Room FREE As part of the IV Programme, industry guests from around the world come together to share international perspectives on the publishing industry. This year will feature a showcase of selected 2014 industry guests, as well as a keynote address by famed American literary agent Andrew Wylie, whose eponymous agency boasts clients like Martin Amis and Salman Rushdie. Following the keynote address, Wylie will speak with the CBC’s Carol Off.

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2014 INTERNATIONAL VISITORS AND DISTINGUISHED GUESTS Shona Barrett (Australia) is the General Manager of Melbourne Writers Festival. Melbourne is a UNESCO City of Literature, and MWF is a member of The Word Alliance of leading literature festivals, of which the International Festival Authors in Toronto is also a member. Barrett’s background is in arts management. She relocated to Melbourne three years ago from London, where she worked in project management roles at the British Film Institute for a decade.

Melissa Danaczko (USA) began her publishing career as an editorial assistant at Doubleday in 2006, and has gone on to develop a list that includes literary fiction, historical fiction, narrative non-fiction and popular science. She recently edited the #1 New York Times bestseller The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku, the New York Times bestseller The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott and Booker finalist Jamrach’s Menagerie by Carol Birch. Mehmet Demirtas (Istanbul) is the Director of ITEF – Istanbul Tanpinar Literature Festival. After acquiring a degree in music theory in France, Demirtas returned to Turkey to complete an MA in Art Management. He worked as an events coordinator at Yapı Kredi Culture, Arts and Publishing for two years before setting up Kalem Literary Agency. In 2009, he organized ITEF, and in 2011, he established Kalem Culture Association. He is currently managing various EU projects along with ITEF.

Catherine Eccles (UK) has worked with Anne Louise Fisher Associates, now as a partner, for eight years. Previously, she spent 10 years training, working and teaching as a homeopath. That followed a decade in publishing, where her roles included Managing Director of Granta Magazine and Books, Deputy Managing Director and Rights Director of Chatto & Windus and Rights Manager at Transworld Publishers. She is on the council of the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library, and in 2011, set up an annual £20,000 writer-in-residence programme at the library for authors researching their books in the North American collections. Caroline Fortin’s (Canada) career with the Québec Amérique group spans nearly 25 years. In fall of 2011, she became General Manager of the multi-genre publishing company, founded in 1974 by her father, Jacques Fortin. During the course of her long and impressive career, Fortin has served in a number of roles related to production, art direction, editorial development and fiction/non-fiction marketing. Her years at the head of the firm’s international marketing department and her leadership in the digital shift undertaken in the early 2000s have helped Québec Amérique maintain its singular vigour and vitality, four decades after its founding. 15


Amy Gash (USA) is a senior editor in the New York office of Algonquin Books. She has edited such books as Ariel Sabar’s My Father’s Paradise, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, Audubon Medal recipient Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, New York Times-bestselling novel The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro and Matti Friedman’s The Aleppo Codex, which won the ALA’s Sophie Brody Medal, the Sami Rohr Prize and a Canadian Jewish Book Award. She is also the author of What the Dormouse Said: Lessons for Grown-ups from Children’s Books.

Ben George (USA) is a senior editor at Little, Brown, where he edits Rick Bass, David Bezmozgis, Tony Earley, Edith Pearlman and Lauren Slater, among other writers. Previously he was an editor at Viking Penguin, and prior to that, the founder and editorial director of Lookout Books, where he published Edith Pearlman’s Binocular Vision, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN/Malamud Award. At the same time, George was the editor of the literary journal Ecotone, where he edited writers like Annie Proulx, Jonathan Lethem, Denis Johnson, Ben Fountain, Ann Beattie, Charles Baxter and Terry Tempest Williams.

Peter Goff (China) is the Director of the Bookworm Literary Festival in China. The Festival, which is celebrating its eighth year, connects more than 100 international and Chinese authors in events that run across eight cities in China. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Goff came to China in 2001 to work as a foreign correspondent, before joining the Bookworm in 2006.

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Marie-Pierre Gracedieu (France) built the list of Alvik éditions, a small indie press specializing in translated non-fiction and crime fiction. In 2006, she joined Éditions Stock, where she ran La Cosmopolite for seven years, discovering authors such as Sofi Oksanen, Sara Stridsberg, Emma Donoghue and Jennifer Egan. In 2012, Gracedieu replaced Christine Jordis at Gallimard, where she takes care of literary fiction translated from English. She is also launching a list of translated crime fiction for Mercure de France.

Chris Herschdorfer (Netherlands) has been Managing Director and Publisher of leading Dutch publishing house Ambo|Anthos for the past 16 years.

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Sarah Knight (USA) is a senior editor at Simon & Schuster, where she acquires and edits books across a wide array of categories, including literary and commercial fiction—with a special emphasis on thrillers, crime and suspense—as well as narrative non-fiction, memoir, travel and food writing, pop culture and humour. She looks for strong voices and provocative points of view, stylish writing and page-turning narratives in both novels and non-fiction. Prior to coming to Simon & Schuster in 2010, she held positions at Scribner, Henry Holt and Random House.

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Valerie Miles (USA) is a writer, translator, editor and co-founder of Granta en español. She worked first as Publishing Director at Emecé Editores (Planeta) before moving to Alfaguara (Santillana), where she founded The New York Review of Books classics collection in Spanish. In 2013, the Buenos Aires Book Fair voted her one of the “Most Influential Professionals in Publishing.” Her highly acclaimed book, A Thousand Forests in One Acorn, is now available in English, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Paris Review, Granta, La Vanguardia and La Nación, among others.

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Nermin Mollaoglu (Turkey) worked at YKY, one of the biggest and most prestigious publishers in Turkey. In 2005, she established the Kalem Agency, which currently represents 100 Turkish authors worldwide and many foreign publishers and agencies in the Turkish market. Kalem organizes ITEF – Istanbul Tanpinar Literature Festival, which is the first international literature festival in Istanbul. Mollaoglu, who earned her master’s degree in literature and language from Connecticut University, is currently writing a thesis on the loopholes in rights deals for authors and translators.

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Anne-Solange Noble (France) is the Foreign Rights Director of Gallimard in Paris, a prestigious, family-owned publishing company founded in 1911. She was born and raised in Montreal, the daughter of a Canadian father and a French mother. She graduated from McGill University in Hispanic Studies before later graduating from the Paris Institute of Political Studies in International Relations. Noble’s prize-winning author Maylis de Kerangal is presenting the English translation of her novel Birth of a Bridge, which was just published in Vancouver by Talon Books.

: CBC@IFOA

: Door Prize

: Found in Translation

: Remembering the Story

: YoungIFOA

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Simon Prosser (UK) is Publishing Director of Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Books and Five Dials magazine in London. He is a founder and co-director of the annual Port Eliot Festival, and Vice Chair of the Civil Liberties Trust. Authors he has published include Zadie Smith, Jonathan Safran Foer, Dave Eggers, David Foster Wallace, Kiran Desai, W.G. Sebald, Alain de Botton, Ali Smith, Lydia Davis, Javier Marias, Susan Sontag, Noam Chomsky, Glenn Greenwald and Arundhati Roy.

Hilary Redmon (USA) is an executive editor at Ecco with a concentration on non-fiction: science, history, memoir and philosophy. She has also worked at Penguin, Viking and Free Press, and notable books include The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins, The Riddle of the Labyrinth by Margalit Fox, Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan and David McCullough Jr.’s You Are Not Special…and other Encouragements. Upcoming books include Why Religion by Elaine Pagels and a memoir by comedian Tig Notaro.

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Kathrin Scheel (Germany) is Rights Director and Foreign Acquisitions Editor for Schöffling, an independent German fiction publisher whose list of German contemporary fiction is complemented by an ever-growing list of contemporary authors in translation, among them: David Albahari, Andrzej Bart, Jennifer Egan, Miljenko Jergovi´c, Otto de Kat, Anne Landsman, Clarice Lispector, Grace Paley, Olga Tokarczuk, Juan Gabriel Vásquez and Amy Waldman. Her recent acquisitions include: Russell Banks, Joshua Cohen, Mavis Gallant, Eimear McBride and Jean Rhys. Among her many fellowships, she is a Frankfurt and Jerusalem Fellow.

Martin Solotruk (Slovakia) was born in Bratislava in 1970. He graduated from Comenius University, where he now teaches. Solotruk’s first book of poetry, Tichévojny, won a Slovak Literary Fund award. His poems have appeared in numerous international anthologies, and he has read at festivals and events around the world. He also translates poetry from English, for which he has won several awards. Solotruk is Director of Ars Poetica International, a poetry festival and publishing house.

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Mite Stefoski (Republic of Macedonia) was born in 1975 in Struga. He works as Director of the Struga Poetry Evenings, an international poetry festival that has been held every August since 1962. He is a poet, writer of short stories, critic and publisher. He graduated from the Faculty of Philology at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje in the Department for Comparative Literature and Literary Theory. He has published essays about contemporary poetry and theory of fiction.

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Jadranka Vrsalovic-Carevic (USA) was born in Croatia. She is a former Spanish and Catalan instructor at the University of Zagreb, as well as an interpreter and translator. Before moving to the USA, she lived in Spain, where she worked for the Institut Ramon Llull, the Catalan cultural institute devoted to the international promotion of Catalan language and culture. Since 2009, Vrsalovic-Carevic has been in charge of the New York office of the institute. One of the main focuses of her work is the promotion of Catalan literature and of translations of Catalan literary and non-literary works by North American publishing houses. Jane Warren (Canada) grew up in Montreal and Toronto, and completed a degree in English and Spanish literature at McGill University. In 2000, she moved to New York to work as a literary scout for Maria B. Campbell Associates. After moving back to Toronto, Warren was an agent for Anne McDermid & Associates and co-authored an anthology. She then became an editor at Key Porter Books, where she acquired and edited Esi Edugyan’s award-winning book Half-Blood Blues, among others. In 2011, Warren was hired at HarperCollins Canada, where she has edited both Canadian and international fiction and non-fiction. Andrew Wylie (USA) was born in 1947 in New York City and raised in Sudbury, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard College in 1970, and in 1980, established The Wylie Agency in New York. He merged with Aitken & Stone in London in 1986, then demerged in 1996 and established The Wylie Agency UK Ltd. The agency now operates globally from offices in New York and London without the use of subagents on behalf of its 1,000 clients. In 2014, he established Balcells & Wylie with Carmen Balcells, an agency operating from Barcelona and London to represent rights previously represented by the Balcells Agency. Zhou Xuanlong (China) graduated from Shandong University with a PhD in ancient Chinese literature. He worked as an editor at the People’s Literature Publishing House before becoming the Deputy Editor-in-Chief, where he helped to acquire such titles as Labor Day by Joyce Maynard and The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. Zhou has published A Chronicle of Chen Wei-song’s Life and more than 30 academic papers, and has translated several books from English into Chinese.

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AND THE NOMINEES ARE… HILARY WESTON WRITERS’ TRUST PRIZE FOR NONFICTION FINALISTS Sunday, October 26, 2pm. BRG $18/$15 supporters

Graeme Smith, winner of the 2013 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction © Tom Sandler

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. Rachel Giese moderates. This event is hosted by CBC Books. Find out more about the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction at writerstrust.com.

GOVERNOR GENERAL’S LITERARY AWARD FINALISTS Monday, October 27, 8pm. FDT $25/$20 supporters This event presents the authors shortlisted for the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language Fiction. Host: Linda Spalding, winner of the 2012 Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language Fiction Find out more at ggbooks.ca. This event is organized in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts to mark the 2014 edition of the Governor General’s Literary Awards.

Eleanor Catton, winner of the 2013 Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language Fiction © ifoa.org

ROGERS WRITERS’ TRUST FICTION PRIZE FINALISTS Wednesday, October 29, 7:30pm. 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: Helen Humphreys Find out more about the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize at writerstrust.com. Colin McAdam, winner of the 2013 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize © ifoa.org

2014 HARBOURFRONT FESTIVAL PRIZE Each year, 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 their own published work and the time they invested in nurturing the next generation of literary talent, previous winners include Margaret Atwood, Dionne Brand, Alice Munro, Michael Ondaatje, Paul Quarrington and Seth. This year’s winner will be determined by a jury comprised of Alison Jones (Publisher, Quill & Quire), Carol Off (Host, CBC Radio’s As It Happens) and Geoffrey E. Taylor (Director, IFOA).

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS CBC@IFOA CBC Books presents CBC@IFOA, a curated series featuring some of the public broadcaster’s top hosts in conversation with renowned and debut authors. Writers & Company’s Eleanor Wachtel hosts a very special conversation between Pulitzer Prize winner Marilynne Robinson and International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award winner Colm Tóibín. Jian Ghomeshi, host of Canada Reads, and Joseph Boyden, the competition’s 2014 winner, are two of the authors taking part in a celebration of Penguin’s 40th Anniversary. Fresh Air’s Mary Ito presents the winner of this year’s CBC Poetry Prize, and hosts a reading and poetry discussion with the winner and acclaimed Canadian poets Gary Geddes, Catherine Graham, Julie Joosten, Jacob Scheier and Adam Sol. Carol Off, host of As It Happens, interviews debut novelist Anna Hope and internationally acclaimed author Sarah Waters about their new novels set post World War I.

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Colm Tóibín © Steve Pyke

PEN CANADA BENEFIT: DAVID CRONENBERG Thursday, October 23, 8pm. FDT $100 Iconic Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg, the celebrated director of such films as Shivers, Videodrome and A History of Violence, will headline PEN Canada’s annual benefit. Cronenberg presents his debut novel, Consumed, a sexually charged novel of dark impulses and appetites that reminds us that the boundaries of lover and beloved aren’t nearly as defined as we believe them to be. He will be interviewed onstage by well-known philosopher and author Mark Kingwell. Host: CBC Books Proceeds go to PEN Canada. Find out more at pencanada.ca.

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 Raef Badawi, a blogger currently serving a 10-year prison sentence in Saudi Arabia.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH JAMES ELLROY Friday, October 24, 7:30pm. BRG $18/$15 supporters A master of noir crime fiction and the author of The Black Dahlia and L.A. Confidential, James Ellroy sits down to talk to critically acclaimed novelist Linwood Barclay about his spellbinding new WWII-set thriller, Perfidia, which captures the period as you’ve never seen it before.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH ROCH CARRIER Saturday, October 25, 11am. FDT $18/$15 supporters Roch Carrier, one of Canada’s most beloved storytellers and the author of the well-known classic The Hockey Sweater, discusses Montcalm and Wolfe, his new dual biography of the two generals and their famous battle on the Plains of Abraham. He will be interviewed by historical fiction writer C.C. Humphreys.

IN CONVERSATION WITH ROXANE GAY Saturday, October 25, 2pm. FDT $18/$15 supporters Roxane Gay, debut novelist and “bad feminist,” sits down to talk to writer Siri Agrell about her stunning first novel, An Untamed State, which tells the story of a woman kidnapped for ransom in Haiti and her struggle to come to terms with the ordeal in its aftermath.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH KARL OVE KNAUSGÅRD Saturday, October 25, 7:30pm. FDT $18/$15 supporters Norwegian literary sensation Karl Ove Knausgård discusses the third book in his acclaimed My Struggle cycle, Boyhood Island, with Canadian author Sheila Heti. Host: Siri Agrell

KOFFLER@IFOA PRESENTS DUALITIES: TALES OF TWO Sunday, October 26, 2pm. SDT $18/$15 supporters The Koffler Centre of the Arts is a multidisciplinary arts organization and an independent not-for-profit based in Jewish culture. They engage in dialogue through contemporary arts that have local, national and international resonance. Koffler joins with the IFOA again this year to host an event featuring authors Shelly Oria and Alison Pick, who will discuss their most recent works, which explore the navigation of multiple cultures and faiths. They will be interviewed by Cynthia Good.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH ANN-MARIE MACDONALD Friday, October 31, 7pm. FDT $18/$15 supporters Ann-Marie MacDonald, the internationally acclaimed author of Fall On Your Knees and The Way the Crow Flies, sits down with NOW Magazine’s Susan G. Cole to discuss her hotly anticipated new novel, Adult Onset, a powerful drama about a woman who experiences a flare-up of a childhood illness that compels her to rethink her memories of her youth.

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RBC TAYLOR PRIZE FOR LITERARY NON-FICTION SPOTLIGHT: WE WERE HERE FIRST Friday, October 31, 7:30pm. BRG $18/$15 supporters The 2014 winner of the prestigious RBC Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, Thomas King, sits down for a riveting panel discussion with Aboriginal writers Tony Birch, Lee Maracle and Ellen van Neerven about Indigenous writing traditions and contemporary Indigenous literature. This conversation wil be hosted and moderated by Waubgeshig Rice. Find out more about the RBC Taylor Prize at thecharlestaylorprize.ca. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its art funding and advisory body, and the Melbourne Writers Festival.

Thomas King © Hartley Goodweather

Tony Birch

Lee Maracle

Ellen van Neerven

CUNDILL PRIZE IN HISTORY: DISCUSSING PROCESSES IN NON-FICTION Saturday, November 1, 2pm. BRG $18/$15 supporters The Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill (Cundill Prize), administered by the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, was established in 2008 to recognize and promote literary and academic achievement in history. The award is offered each year by McGill University to an individual, of any nationality and from any country, who has published a book determined to have had (or likely to have) a profound literary, social and academic impact in the area of history. Join Stephen R. Platt, the winner of the 2012 Cundill Prize for his book Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War, and Marla R. Miller, 2010 Cundill Prize finalist for her book Betsy Ross and the Making of America, for a conversation about the experience of writing historical non-fiction. Host/Moderator: Christopher Manfredi, Dean of McGill’s Faculty of Arts Find out more about the Cundill Prize at mcgill.ca/cundillprize.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH DAVID NICHOLLS Saturday, November 1, 4:30pm. FDT $18/$15 supporters David Nicholls, the author of the bestselling love story One Day, speaks to journalist Bert Archer about his Man Booker-longlisted new novel, Us, which offers a clever and authentic meditation on marriage and family today. © Kristofer Samuelsson

SHEVCHENKO FOUNDATION PRESENTS WWI AND THE INTERNMENT OF UKRAINIAN CANADIANS: A LITERARY PERSPECTIVE Sunday, November 2, 11am. LST $18/$15 supporters With the start of WWI came the War Measures Act, which was introduced and activated, in the interest of Canadian national security, to arrest and imprison citizens based on the country from which they had emigrated. Join Ukrainian writers Jars Balan, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch and Bohdan Kordan as they discuss this controversial statute and its implications for Canada’s Ukrainian community. Host/moderator: Alexander Motyl The Shevchenko Foundation is a national, chartered philanthropic institution dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Ukrainian Canadian cultural heritage and the advancement of a flourishing Ukrainian community. For more information, please visit shevchenkofoundation.com.

Jars Balan

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

Bohdan Kordan

A TRIBUTE TO ALISTAIR MACLEOD Sunday, November 2, 4pm. BRG $18/$15 supporters Alistair MacLeod, author of the multi award-winning No Great Mischief and one of Canada’s most beloved storytellers, passed away in April. This fall, the IFOA hosts some of the country’s top literary talent as they reflect on MacLeod’s influence and present readings of his work. Join us in celebrating the life of one of our greatest authors. Douglas Gibson hosts. This event would not be possible without the support of BookFest Windsor, the Humber School for Writers and Penguin Random House of Canada.

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CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES This year, IFOA would like to congratulate two publishing houses for whom 2014 marks an exciting milestone!

ECW Press

Penguin Canada

Celebrate 40 years of curiously compelling books with ECW Press! Toronto-based ECW publishes a heady mix of commercial and literary works that strive for a uniform standard of excellence: the best writing; the most exciting, controversial and insightful takes on the hottest subject matter; groundbreaking design and high production values.

For 40 years, Penguin Canada has introduced Canadians to the world’s most exciting voices and ideas, publishing and distributing thought-provoking and entertaining books that define the zeitgeist, spark important national debates and inspire animated conversation around the dinner table.

You’re invited to join IFOA and ECW authors Catherine Gildiner, Marianne Ihlen, John McFetridge and Jacob Scheier at an anniversary party on Friday, October 24 in the Lakeside Terrace at 9pm. Enjoy drinks and snacks, peruse memorabilia and receive a special commemorative 40th Anniversary book.

To commemorate Penguin Canada’s 40th anniversary, join Joseph Boyden, Jian Ghomeshi, John Ralston Saul and Johanna Skibsrud on Tuesday, October 28 in the Brigantine Room at 7:30pm for a discussion about the transformative power of literature and the Penguin books that have impacted their lives. Jared Bland will moderate. Host: CBC Books © ifoa.org

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IFOA DELEGATE PROGRAMME The IFOA Delegate Programme, which was inspired by a project at the Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference, offers both new and established writers an opportunity to exchange ideas with IFOA participants during readings and round tables. Delegates attend select Festival events and encourage dialogue between audience members and the authors on stage. They have a strong presence at our Artist Talks—two separate events featuring an award-winning author discussing their creative process. This year’s Artist Talks will be led by John Boyne and Louise Welsh.

WORD ALLIANCE The Word Alliance brings together eight of the world’s leading literary festivals for a strategic international partnership that supports and showcases the work of writers, facilitates the creation of international literature projects and provides opportunities to enhance each festival’s artistic programme. The Word Alliance network includes the Bookworm International Literary Festival in Beijing, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Étonnants-Voyageurs in Saint-Malo, IFOA in Toronto, Internationales Literaturfestival in Berlin, Jaipur Literature Festival, Melbourne Writers Festival and PEN World Voices Festival in New York City. Visit wordalliance.org for more information.

IFOA ACADEMY Take your Festival experience to the next level by signing up for some of our IFOA courses and workshops! IFOA Book Club September to May (monthly), 6pm $113

Improving Your Writing October 25, 10am $113

Intro to Creative Writing October 14 to November 18 (Tuesdays), 6:30pm $226

Promoting Your Writing November 8, 10am $113

Email learning@ifoa.org for more information.

COMING JULY 2015 Studio 180 Theatre pays tribute to essayist, humourist and national treasure David Rakoff with a concert staging of his whimsical, poetic and deeply moving take on the trials of the 20th century: Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish. Commissioned for the TORONTO 2015 arts and culture festival PANAMANIA, presented by CIBC, the performance will feature illustrations by internationally renowned cartoonist Seth. Please visit studio180theatre.com for more details.

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YoungIFOA

Tickets: $5 (reading only) $14 (with workshop) Call 416-973-4760 to order. THE PERFECT PICK FOR YOUNG BOOK LOVERS AND ASPIRING WRITERS! This fall, YoungIFOA offers students from grades 3 to 8 the opportunity to meet an author at one of our reading/Q&A events and get creative at a bookplate-making workshop. Choose from three great scheduled events featuring some of the winners of this year’s Forest of Reading® awards. Robin Stevenson Silver Birch® Fiction Award winner (grades 3–6) Thursday, October 23, 10:30am. SDT

Susin Nielsen Red Maple™ Fiction Award winner (grades 7–8) Friday, October 24, 10:30am. SDT

Renné Benoit and Rebecca Upjohn Silver Birch® Express Award winners (grades 3–6) Thursday, October 23, 12:30pm. SDT YoungIFOA is produced in conjunction with Harbourfront Centre’s School Visits Department.

STUDENT AND YOUTH PROGRAMMING 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* and the University of Toronto provide students with the chance to take part in one-on-one discussions with Festival participants. For the third year, the University of Toronto’s Continuing Education Department presents Backstage at the IFOA, a five-day intensive workshop that allows students access to everything IFOA. For more information about the U of T programme, please call 416-973-4760. The Festival will also play host, once again, to the prestigious Humber School for Writers Fall Writing Workshop. Learn from some of today’s top fiction writers, including International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award winner Kevin Barry. For more information and to register, please visit Humber.ca/scapa/programs/school-writers. *To register for the University of Guelph-Humber master classes, you must be a currently enrolled student. Please call 416-973-4760 for details.

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IFOA ONTARIO: OCTOBER 22 TO NOVEMBER 7 A consortium of organizations across Ontario

Now in its eighth year, the IFOA’s touring programme presents events in 12 Ontario locations and features authors from IFOA’s roster of the best contemporary writers from around the globe. IFOA BRANTFORD Thursday, October 30, 7pm

IFOA PARRY SOUND Thursday, November 6, 7:30pm

IFOA BURLINGTON Tuesday, October 28, 7pm

IFOA PORT HOPE Wednesday, October 29, 7pm

IFOA BURLINGTON/HAMILTON Thursday, October 30, 7pm

IFOA THUNDER BAY Thursday, November 6, 7pm

IFOA CREEMORE Friday, October 24, 7pm

IFOA WINDSOR Saturday, October 25, 1pm

IFOA HAMILTON Thursday, October 23, 7pm

IFOA WOODSTOCK Wednesday, October 22, 7pm

IFOA KITCHENER Thursday, October 30, 7pm

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IFOA MIDLAND Wednesday, October 29, 7:30pm IFOA Ontario is made possible through the support of

These events are made possible in part by a grant from the Ontario Arts Council’s Ontario Touring Program.

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BOOK SIGNING SCHEDULE NO TICKETS? COME TO ANY OF THESE SIGNINGS FOR FREE! Join us in the Festival Hub (Bill Boyle Artport, formally 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 24

Tuesday, October 28

8:30pm James Ellroy

8:30pm

Caroline Adderson, Joseph Boyden, Jacek Dehnel, Jian Ghomeshi, John Ralston Saul, Johanna Skibsrud, Marcel Theroux, Russell Wangersky

9pm

Jeffery Deaver, Michael Robotham, Louise Welsh

Saturday, October 25 12pm Jonas T. Bengtsson, Andrej Blatnik, Drago Janˇcar, Martin Solotruk 1pm

John Boyne

2pm

Andrés Barba, Nicolás Casariego, Nancy Huston, Maylis de Kerangal, Fuminori Nakamura, Gonçalo M. Tavares

Wednesday, October 29

3pm

CBC Poetry Prize winner, Gary Geddes, Catherine Graham, Julie Joosten, Jacob Scheier, Adam Sol

8:30pm Nick Cutter, Charles Foran, C.C. Humphreys, Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize finalists, Louise Welsh

4pm

David Bezmozgis, Elyse Friedman, C.C. Humphreys, Shelly Oria

9pm

5pm

Ted Barris, Adam Foulds, Robert Glancy, Kari Hesthamar, David Macfarlane

Thursday, October 30

Sunday, October 26 12pm Martha Baillie, Nick Cutter, Ann Eriksson, Damon Galgut, Roxane Gay, Gary Geddes, Julie Joosten, Lois Leveen 1pm Adam Sol, Matthew Thomas, Russell Wangersky 2pm

Tashi Dawa, Yucheng Jin, Yan Li, Zhanjun Shi

3pm

Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction finalists, Shelly Oria, Alison Pick

5pm

Ann Eriksson, Damon Galgut, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, John McFetridge, Peter Robinson, Michael Robotham

5:30pm

Andrés Barba, Jonas T. Bengtsson, Andrej Blatnik, Nicolás Casariego, Drago Janˇcar, Maylis de Kerangal, Yan Li, Valerie Miles, Fuminori Nakamura, Martin Solotruk

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6:30pm Kevin Barry, Wayson Choy, Karen Connelly, Valerie Martin, Nino Ricci

7pm

Esther Freud, Steven Galloway, Sina Queyras, Marcel Theroux

Louise Welsh

8:30pm Julie Angus, Jacek Dehnel, Laila Lalami, Kim Thúy, Christos Tsiolkas, Richard Wagamese, Kathleen Winter 9pm

Emily Gould, Emily Lindin, Sina Queyras, Anna Todd

Friday, October 31 8:30pm

Tony Birch, Lee Henderson, Thomas King, Lee Maracle, Ellen van Neerven, Eliza Robertson, Miriam Toews, Kathleen Winter

9pm

Anna Hope, Frances Itani, Kate Pullinger, Johanna Skibsrud

Saturday, November 1 3pm

Marla R. Miller, Stephen R. Platt

4pm

Caroline Adderson, Martha Baillie, Dionne Brand, Frances Itani, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, Kate Pullinger, Miriam Toews, Rudy Wiebe

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Saturday, November 1, cont’d 5pm

J.L. Granatstein, David Macfarlane, Michael Winter

6pm

Charles Foran, Steven Galloway, Lee Henderson, Aislinn Hunter, Lee Maracle, Diane Schoemperlen, Carrie Snyder, Kim ThĂşy

8:30pm David Adams Richards, David Bergen, Emma Donoghue, Thomas King, Jacob Scheier, Christos Tsiolkas, Richard Wagamese 9pm

Catherine Gildiner, John McFetridge, Claire Holden Rothman

Sunday, November 2 12pm Jars Balan, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Bohdan Kordan 1pm

Julie Angus, David Bergen, Michael Crummey, George Fetherling, Catherine Gildiner, Charlotte Gray, Alison Pick, Claire Holden Rothman, Rudy Wiebe

2pm

Nay Phone Latt, Ma Thida, Khin Mya Zin

3pm Ted Barris, Hugh Brewster, Emma Donoghue, J.L. Granatstein, Aislinn Hunter, Eliza Robertson, Diane Schoemperlen 4pm

Peter C. Newman

5pm Alistair MacLeod Tribute participants

NB: Times and participants are subject to change.

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PARTICIPANTS David Adams Richards Supported by Random House of Canada

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David Adams Richards (Canada) is the author of numerous acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction. Among his recent work, The Lost Highway was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction and nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. The Friends of Meager Fortune won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book, while Mercy Among the Children won the Scotiabank Giller Prize and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Trillium Award. He presents Crimes Against My Brother, a brilliant, heartbreaking novel that tackles the theme of debt and what we owe each other. READING: Saturday, November 1, 7:30pm. BRG

Caroline Adderson Supported by HarperCollins Canada

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Caroline Adderson (Canada) is the acclaimed author of four novels, two collections of short stories and a number of books for young readers. She is the winner of two Ethel Wilson Fiction prizes and three CBC Literary awards. She was also the recipient of the 2006 Marian Engel Award for mid-career achievement. Adderson presents her fourth novel, Ellen in Pieces, a genre-bending story of a woman who, in the last year of her life, begins to explore love and the possibility of recovery from regret. READING: Tuesday, October 28, 7:30pm. SDT ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 1, 3pm. SDT

Julie Angus

Supported by Greystone Books

Julie Angus (Canada) is a molecular biologist, adventurer, writer and photographer. She is the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean from mainland to mainland, and for her explorations she received National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year award. Angus has written for publications including The Globe and Mail, National Post and enRoute. She has authored three books and her photography has appeared in numerous magazines. Angus presents Olive Odyssey: Searching for the Secrets of the Fruit That Seduced the World, in which she travels the Mediterranean to unlock the secrets of this important fruit, resulting in a fascinating history and biography of the olive. READING: Thursday, October 30, 7:30pm. SDT ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 2, 12pm. SDT 32

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Martha Baillie Martha Baillie (Canada) is the author of four novels. Her most recent, The Incident Report, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and was included in The Globe and Mail’s list of Best Books for 2009. She has written about contemporary visual art for the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Koffler Gallery and Brick magazine. Her poetry has appeared in several Canadian journals. Baillie presents The Search for Heinrich Schlögel. Her hypnotic new novel follows the titular character from Germany to Canada, where he sets out on a two-week hike into the isolated interior of Baffin Island.

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ROUND TABLE: Host/Moderator. Saturday, October 25, 1pm. LST READING: Sunday, October 26, 11am. BRG ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 1, 3pm. SDT

Jars Balan

Supported by Shevchenko Foundation

Jars Balan (Canada) has published numerous articles on diverse aspects of the history and literature of Ukrainians in Canada, and is the author of Salt and Braided Bread: Ukrainian Life in Canada. Balan is a freelance writer, editor, literary translator and former broadcaster. Currently he is the co-director of the Kule Ukrainian Canadian Studies Centre at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) in Edmonton. Balan presents on events and issues during WWI with translated materials from Ukrainian to English not yet published. ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 2, 11am. LST

Andrés Barba

Supported by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)

Andrés Barba (Spain) is a novelist, essayist, translator, scriptwriter and photographer. He is the author of a total of 12 books of literary fiction, non-fiction, photography, art and children’s literature. He has been awarded the Premio Torrente Ballester de Narrativa, the Premio Anagrama de Ensayo and the Premio Juan March de Narrativa. In 2010, he was named one of Granta’s 22 best young Spanish-language writers. Barba’s works have been translated into 10 languages. He presents Rain Over Madrid, a book comprised of four novellas that tackle death, the inability to communicate feelings, the sudden eruption of love and the fear of happiness. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 25, 1pm. BRG READING: Sunday, October 26, 4pm. SDT : CBC@IFOA

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Ted Barris Ted Barris (Canada) is an accomplished author, journalist and broadcaster. As well as hosting stints on CBC Radio and regular contributions to The Globe and Mail, the National Post and various national magazines, Barris is a full-time professor of journalism at Centennial College in Toronto. He has authored 17 non-fiction books, including the national bestsellers Victory at Vimy and Juno. He presents The Great Escape: A Canadian Story, which chronicles one of the most astonishing prison breaks in WWII from the viewpoint of those who experienced it. READING: Saturday, October 25, 4pm. SDT ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 2, 2pm. SDT

Kevin Barry 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. ROUND TABLE: Wednesday, October 29, 5:30pm. SDT

Jonas T. Bengtsson Supported by Danish Agency for Culture

Jonas T. Bengtsson (Denmark) was born in 1976. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book Amina’s Letters, which won the BG Bank First Book Award and was a finalist for the Weekendavisens Litterature Prize. His second novel, Submarino, was awarded the PO Enquist Literary Prize and was adapted into a film by Thomas Vinterberg. Bengtsson presents his third novel, A Fairy Tale, an unforgettable story about the profound love between a father and son. It was a finalist for the Danish Radio Literature Prize for Best Novel of the Year. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 25, 11am. LST READING: Sunday, October 26, 4pm. SDT

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SDT: Studio Theatre


Renné Benoit Renné Benoit (Canada) has been drawing pictures since she could hold a crayon. Her recent work includes When-Iwas-a-little-girl by Rachna Gilmore and Goodbye to Griffith Street by Marilynn Reynolds, which won the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize in 2005. She is the illustrator of The Secret of the Village Fool, which is based on the true story of Anton, an unlikely hero who saved a family and two orphan girls from capture by the Nazis during WWII. YOUNGIFOA: Thursday, October 23, 12:30pm. SDT

David Bergen

Supported by HarperCollins Canada

David Bergen (Canada) is the award-winning author of eight novels, including The Time in Between, winner of the 2005 Scotiabank Giller Prize, The Matter with Morris, shortlisted for both the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the bestselling The Age of Hope, a finalist for CBC Canada Reads in 2013. Bergen presents Leaving Tomorrow, an emotionally powerful story about a hopeful young man who yearns for a larger life outside of his small town in Alberta. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 1, 7:30pm. SDT READING: Sunday, November 2, 12pm. BRG

David Bezmozgis David Bezmozgis (Canada) was born in Riga, Latvia in 1973. His first book, Natasha and Other Stories, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (Canada and Caribbean Region) and was nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library. Bezmozgis’ first feature film, Victoria Day, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. He presents his latest novel, The Betrayers. The unforgettable story of a disgraced Israeli politician, it deftly explores the nature of fate and consequence, love and forgiveness. READING: Saturday, October 25, 3pm. BRG

: CBC@IFOA

: Door Prize

: Found in Translation

: Remembering the Story

: YoungIFOA

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Tony Birch

Supported by Australia Council for the Arts and Melbourne Writers Festival

Tony Birch’s (Australia) previous works include Shadowboxing, Father’s Day and Blood, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Miles Franklin Literary Award. In addition to writing, he currently teaches at the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. Birch presents The Promise, his second collection of unlinked short stories. Across 12 blistering tales, the book delivers a sensitive and often humorous take on the lives of those who have loved, lost and wandered. ROUND TABLE: Friday, October 31, 7:30pm. SDT

Andrej Blatnik

Supported by Vilenica International Literary Festival

Andrej Blatnik (Slovenia) is a writer of both fiction and criticism. He has also worked as a translator, translating the work of Paul Bowes, among others. Blatnik presents Law of Desire, an expansive collection of 16 stories about “urban nomads” lost in a labyrinth of pop culture. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 25, 11am. LST READING: Sunday, October 26, 4pm. SDT

Joseph Boyden

Supported by Penguin Group (Canada)

© Norman Wong

Joseph Boyden’s (Canada) debut, Three Day Road, was the winner of the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award. His second novel, Through Black Spruce, won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, was named the Canadian Booksellers Association Fiction Book of the Year and earned him the CBA’s Author of the Year Award. Boyden presents his most recent novel, The Orenda, which won Canada Reads and was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction. It is a nearly 400-year-old tale about the kidnapping of a young Iroquois girl, her Huron Nation captor and a Jesuit missionary. ROUND TABLE: Tuesday, October 28, 7:30pm. BRG

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SDT: Studio Theatre


John Boyne

Supported by Random House of Canada

John Boyne (Ireland) is the author of nine novels for adults and four for younger readers. His novel The Boy in the Striped Pajamas sold more than six million copies worldwide and was made into a Miramax feature film. His novels have been published in more than 45 languages. Boyne presents his latest novel for young readers, Stay Where You Are and Then Leave, a moving and uplifting WWI story about a young boy, his father and a secret.

© Richard Gilligan

ARTIST TALK: Saturday, October 25, 12pm. SDT READING: Saturday, October 25, 4pm. FDT

Dionne Brand Dionne Brand (Canada) is a poet and novelist and was Toronto’s third Poet Laureate from 2009–2012. Her most recent book of poetry, Ossuaries, won the Griffin Poetry Prize, and her literary honours include the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Trillium Book Award and the 2006 Harbourfront Festival Prize for her contribution to the world of books and writing. She presents her latest novel, Love Enough, about the love between lovers, friends and for the places we live in. It is a profoundly modern work that speaks to the most fundamental questions of how we live now.

© Dionne A Falconer

READING: Saturday, November 1, 3pm. LST ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 2, 2pm. FDT

Hugh Brewster Hugh Brewster (Canada) is an acclaimed war historian and the author of several award-winning works of fiction and non-fiction for younger readers, including On Juno Beach, Dieppe and At Vimy Ridge, which won the Norma Fleck Award. Brewster is an in-demand speaker, praised for his ability to bring history alive for audiences of all ages. He presents From Vimy to Victory: Canada’s Fight to Finish in World War I, in which he captures the remarkable heroism, sacrifice and victories of Canadian soldiers during the Great War. CANADA, FALL IN! Saturday, November 1, 7:30pm. FDT ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 2, 2pm. SDT

: CBC@IFOA

: Door Prize

: Found in Translation

: Remembering the Story

: YoungIFOA

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Roch Carrier

Supported by HarperCollins Canada

Roch Carrier (Canada) is a novelist, playwright and children’s author, most notably of Canadian children’s classic The Hockey Sweater. Formerly the Director of the Canada Council for the Arts and the National Librarian of Canada, Carrier is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and an Officer of the Order of Canada, and has won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. Carrier presents Montcalm and Wolfe, the epic story of the two generals and their famous battle on the Plains of Abraham. READING/INTERVIEW: Saturday, October 25, 11am. FDT

Nicolás Casariego

Supported by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)

Nicolás Casariego (Spain) has written fiction, essays, children’s books and travel articles, and is the co-scriptwriter of several feature films. Cazadores de luz, his second novel, was a finalist for the Premio Nadal Award. He is also the author of Carahueca, a movie tie-in of the screenplay he co-wrote for Intruders. In 2008 he was awarded the Writers Omi residence fellowship for international writers at Ledig House, New York. Casariego presents Antón Mallick Wants to Be Happy, a refreshing and funny novel about a man who wants to end his woeful days and have a more positive outlook on life. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 25, 1pm. BRG READING: Sunday, October 26, 4pm. SDT

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 Scotiabank Giller Prize. His first memoir, Paper Shadows, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction, the RBC Taylor Prize and the Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize. Choy presents his second memoir, Not Yet, about the bonds of love and family that sustain us, framed by Choy’s own two near-death experiences. ROUND TABLE: Wednesday, October 29, 5:30pm. SDT

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SDT: Studio Theatre


Karen Connelly Karen Connelly (Canada) is the author of 10 books of bestselling non-fiction, fiction and poetry. She has won the Pat Lowther Memorial Award for her poetry, the Governor General’s Award for her non-fiction and Britain’s Orange Broadband Prize for New Fiction for her first novel, The Lizard Cage. Connelly presents her latest collection of poetry, Come Cold River, a searing portrayal of her troubled family. Refracted through different Canadian cities and foreign landscapes, the book expands into an authentic homage to those who are made invisible and silenced. ROUND TABLE: Wednesday, October 29, 5:30pm. SDT ROUND TABLE: Host/Moderator. Sunday, November 2, 1pm. LST

David Cronenberg Supported by PEN Canada

David Cronenberg (Canada) is frequently lauded as one of the world’s greatest and most influential directors. He has created works of cinematic art that have consistently earned him international critical accolades. His uniquely personal and deeply riveting body of work includes such films as Shivers, Videodrome, The Fly, Naked Lunch, Crash, A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, A Dangerous Method and Cosmopolis. Cronenberg presents his debut novel, Consumed, an extraordinary, sexually charged book of dark impulses and appetites that reminds us that the boundaries of lover and beloved aren’t nearly as defined as we believe them to be. PEN CANADA BENEFIT: Thursday, October 23, 8pm. FDT

Michael Crummey Supported by Random House of Canada

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 and was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. Crummey presents Sweetland, a deeply suspenseful story about one man’s struggles against the forces of nature and the ruins of memory.

© Arielle Hogan

READING: Sunday, November 2, 12pm. BRG

: CBC@IFOA

: Door Prize

: Found in Translation

: Remembering the Story

: YoungIFOA

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Nick Cutter Nick Cutter (Canada) is one of the pen names that acclaimed author Craig Davidson has published both novels and short stories under. His novel Cataract City was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Under the name Nick Cutter, Davidson presents The Troop, the story of a group of boys who set out into the Canadian wilderness on a three-day camping trip that quickly takes a terrifying turn. READING: Sunday, October 26, 11am. BRG ROUND TABLE: Wednesday, October 29, 7:30pm. SDT

Tashi Dawa

Supported by Confucius Institute at the University of Waterloo

Tashi Dawa (Tibet/China) is a member of the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, as well as the chairman of both the Tibetan Writers’ Association and the Tibet Autonomous Region Federation of Literature. He is the author of Unrest in Shambhala, Tibet: The Mysterious Years and Tibet: The Cord Tied to the Soul. He has received many awards, including the Golden Rooster Award, the Chinese Television Flying Apsaras Award and the Fine Horse Prize for ethnic minority writing. ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 26, 1pm. LST

Jeffery Deaver

Supported by Hachette Book Group Canada

Jeffery Deaver (USA) is the #1 international bestselling and award-winning author of more than 30 novels, three collections of short stories and a non-fiction law book. His books are sold in 150 countries and have been translated into 25 languages. Deaver’s novel The Bone Collector, which introduced forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme, was made into a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. He presents the latest Lincoln Rhyme novel, The Skin Collector. A new killer is on the loose, and Rhyme must untangle the web of clues before the killer successfully targets any more victims—or Rhyme himself. READING: Tuesday, October 28, 7:30pm. LST

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SDT: Studio Theatre


Jacek Dehnel

Supported by Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto

Jacek Dehnel (Poland) is a poet, novelist, painter and translator. In 2005, he was awarded Poland’s Koscielski Prize for promising new writers, becoming one of its youngest ever recipients. He studied Polish Literature at Warsaw University and wrote his PhD on the Polish translations of Philip Larkin. Dehnel presents Saturn, a fictionalized version of the personal life of the great Spanish painter Goya. The story is built around the theory that Goya’s horrific series of Black Paintings were in fact the work of his son Javier, and were Javier’s way of expressing his feelings about his father. READING: Tuesday, October 28, 7:30pm. SDT READING: Thursday, October 30, 7:30pm. BRG

Emma Donoghue Supported by HarperCollins Canada

Emma Donoghue (Canada/Ireland) is a writer of contemporary and historical fiction whose eight novels include the internationally bestselling Room—winner of both the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Canada and Caribbean Region) and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the Man Booker Prize—as well as Slammerkin, Life Mask and The Sealed Letter. She lives in London, Ontario with her partner and their two children. Donoghue presents her latest novel, Frog Music, a lyrical tale of love and bloodshed among lowlifes in San Francisco in 1876.

© Andrew Bainbridge

READING: Saturday, November 1, 7:30pm. BRG ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 2, 2pm. BRG

James Ellroy

Supported by Random House of Canada

James Ellroy (USA) is the author of the Underworld U.S.A. Trilogy (American Tabloid, The Cold Six Thousand and Blood’s a Rover) as well as the L.A. Quartet novels (The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential and White Jazz). Ellroy presents his latest crime fiction novel, Perfidia, a story of war, consuming romance and an astonishingly detailed homicide investigation.

© Franny Freeman

READING/INTERVIEW: Friday, October 24, 7:30pm. BRG

: CBC@IFOA

: Door Prize

: Found in Translation

: Remembering the Story

: YoungIFOA

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Ann Eriksson

Supported by Douglas & McIntyre

© Gary Geddes

Ann Eriksson (Canada) is the author of three previous novels: Decomposing Maggie, In the Hands of Anubis and Falling from Grace, which was awarded a Silver medal in the 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards. Eriksson is a biologist and a founding director of the Thetis Island Nature Conservancy. She presents her elegantly told and affecting fourth novel, High Clear Bell of Morning, which illustrates the strain on families facing mental illness, and draws attention to the inadequate system that is meant to help. READING: Sunday, October 26, 11am. LST ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 26, 4pm. LST

George Fetherling

© Jaime Turner

George Fetherling (Canada) is a prolific poet, novelist, cultural commentator and memoirist. He has published 50 books of poetry, fiction, criticism, history and biography, including the novel Walt Whitman’s Secret and the poetry collection The Sylvia Hotel Poems. Fetherling presents the expanded 20th anniversary edition of his memoir Travels by Night, which discusses literary life in the 1960s. ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 2, 12pm. SDT

Charles Foran Charles Foran (Canada) is an award-winning journalist and the author of 10 books, including four previous novels. His biography Mordecai: The Life and Times won the RBC Taylor Prize, the Governor General’s Award, the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Literary Nonfiction and the Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award. Foran presents Planet Lolita. Told in the voice of a bi-racial girl and the language of social media, it is a riveting novel of desires and consequences in the unfolding digital age in Hong Kong. ROUND TABLE: Wednesday, October 29, 7:30pm. SDT READING: Saturday, November 1, 5pm. SDT

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LEGEND BRG: Brigantine Room FDT: Fleck Dance Theatre LST: Lakeside Terrace Box Office/Info: 416-973-4000 ifoa.org

SDT: Studio Theatre


Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch Supported by Shevchenko Foundation

In 2008, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (Canada) was awarded the Order of Princess Olga for her story Enough, which chronicles the famine in Ukraine in the 1930s that claimed millions of lives. Her book Making Bombs for Hitler won the 2014 Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award and the Forest of Reading® Silver Birch® Fiction Award, and was shortlisted for the Kobzar Literary Award and the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young Readers. Skrypuch presents Dance of the Banished, a compelling work of historical fiction set during the Ukrainian Canadian internment that details a young couple caught between warring countries. ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 2, 11am. LST

Adam Foulds

Supported by HarperCollins Canada

Adam Foulds (UK) completed his MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia and now lives in South London. Foulds is the recipient of the 2008 Costa Poetry Award for The Broken Word, and his novel The Quickening Maze was shortlisted for the 2009 Man Booker Prize. Foulds presents In the Wolf’s Mouth, a novel set mostly in Sicily during WWII. With great lyrical intensity, it explores war and the Mafia, innocence and corruption, and history as an accumulation of the irrevocable.

© Charla Jones

READING: Saturday, October 25, 4pm. SDT ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 26, 12pm. FDT

Esther Freud

Supported by Penguin Group (Canada)

Esther Freud (UK) trained as an actress before writing her first novel, Hideous Kinky, which was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and made into a feature film starring Kate Winslet. Her novels include Peerless Flats, Summer at Gaglow, The Wild and Lucky Break. She was named one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists in 1993. She lives in north London and Suffolk. Freud presents Mr Mac and Me, a vivid portrait of a homefront community during WWI, and of a man who was one of the most brilliant and misunderstood artists of his generation.

© Emily Greene

READING: Wednesday, October 29, 7:30pm. LST

: CBC@IFOA

: Door Prize

: Found in Translation

: Remembering the Story

: YoungIFOA

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TALK TIME: ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS AT THE IFOA Globalization + Literature: Breaking Down Barriers Saturday, October 25, 11am. LST Jonas T. Bengtsson, Andrej Blatnik, Drago Janˇcar, Martin Solotruk. Host/Moderator: Martin Solotruk Four international authors discuss how the translation of their work into English has unlocked a universal audience that was unattainable in their native language.

Core of Meaning Saturday, October 25, 1pm. BRG Andrés Barba, Nicolás Casariego, Fuminori Nakamura, Gonçalo M. Tavares. Host/Moderator: Valerie Miles What’s lost when a novel is translated? Does the essence of the story remain the same? Four international authors discuss.

Translate Yourself? Saturday, October 25, 1pm. LST Nancy Huston, Maylis de Kerangal, Jessica Moore. Host/Moderator: Martha Baillie Two French authors and one translator explore the process of translation and the merits of translating your own work versus having it translated.

So Long, Marianne Saturday, October 25, 4pm. LST Helle V. Goldman, Kari Hesthamar, Marianne Ihlen. Host/Moderator: Richard Crouse The author, translator and subject of So Long, Marianne discuss this fascinating book. Marianne Ihlen was Canadian poet Leonard Cohen’s muse and lover.

Boys to Men Sunday, October 26, 12pm. FDT Adam Foulds, Karl Ove Knausgård, Tim Winton. Host/Moderator: Mark Medley Three critically acclaimed authors discuss right and wrong, the loss of innocence and the journey to manhood as depicted in their fiction.

Outer Influences Sunday, October 26, 12pm. SDT Adam Sol, Matthew Thomas, Russell Wangersky. Host/Moderator: Steven W. Beattie Where does a story come from? A poet and two novelists share their influences and inspirations.

You Write Funny Sunday, October 26, 3pm. FDT Elyse Friedman, Robert Glancy, Simon Rich. Host/Moderator: Andrew Kaufman What tickles your funny bone? Join three hilarious wordsmiths for a riotous conversation about how they write laughter into their books.

Time for Crime Sunday, October 26, 4pm. BRG John McFetridge, Peter Robinson, Michael Robotham. Host/Moderator: James Grainger Three crime novelists discuss how they create suspense and develop their characters in this thrilling genre.

Plotting Along: The Construction of the Novel Sunday, October 26, 4pm. LST Ann Eriksson, Damon Galgut, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer. Host/Moderator: Ania Szado Do you plan stories or do they plan you? Three novelists share their creative processes.

Penguin’s 40th Anniversary Tuesday, October 28, 7:30pm. BRG Joseph Boyden, Jian Ghomeshi, John Ralston Saul, Johanna Skibsrud. Moderator: Jared Bland. Host: CBC Books To commemorate Penguin Canada’s 40th anniversary, join four bestselling authors for a discussion about the transformative power of literature and the Penguin books that have impacted their lives.

Humber School for Writers presents: How We Write Wednesday, October 29, 5:30pm. SDT Kevin Barry, Wayson Choy, Karen Connelly, Valerie Martin, Nino Ricci. 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.

A Pox on Your Head Wednesday, October 29, 7:30pm. SDT Nick Cutter, Charles Foran, C.C. Humphreys, Louise Welsh. Host/Moderator: Andrew Pyper Some of today’s top writers explore society’s obsession with contagion and mass infection, and discuss writing them into their fiction.

Crowds, Comments and Community: Understanding Writing in the Digital Age Thursday, October 30, 7:30pm. LST Emily Gould, Emily Linden, Sina Queyras, Anna Todd. Moderator: Mark Medley. Host: CBC Books Four diverse authors discuss the relationship between writers and their online communities, and how this relationship is changing the face of publishing today. Presented by

Women & War Friday, October 31, 7:30pm. LST Anna Hope, Frances Itani, Kate Pullinger, Johanna Skibsrud. Host/Moderator: Charlotte Gray Four talented female authors discuss writing about WWI from a female perspective.

Tough Times Saturday, November 1, 3pm. SDT Caroline Adderson, Martha Baillie, Miriam Toews, Rudy Wiebe. Host/Moderator: Farzana Doctor Four celebrated Canadian authors reflect on life, death and the human struggle, and the challenges of capturing these accurately and compassionately in their fiction.

Over There Saturday, November 1, 4pm. BRG J.L. Granatstein, David Macfarlane, Michael Winter. Host/Moderator: Charlotte Gray Three award-winning writers weigh in on the WWI Canadian experience, both on the homefront and across the ocean.

FESTIVAL FUNDAMENTALS

October 1970 Saturday, November 1, 7:30pm. LST Catherine Gildiner, John McFetridge, Claire Holden Rothman. Host/Moderator: Marc Côté Three books that explore the October Crisis and the effects of the FLQ are discussed by their Canadian authors.

Setting the Story Saturday, November 1, 7:30pm. SDT David Bergen, Christos Tsiolkas, Richard Wagamese. Host/Moderator: Lewis DeSoto Three award-winning authors discuss their most recent novels, in which the setting factors as significantly as the characters.

Based on a True Story Sunday, November 2, 12pm. SDT Julie Angus, George Fetherling, Catherine Gildiner, Alison Pick, Rudy Wiebe. Host/Moderator: George Fetherling Five writers discuss their real-life inspirations and the directions these inspirations have led them in.

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, follow @IFOA on Twitter or @internationalfestivalofauthors on Instagram.

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.

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Sunday, November 2, 2pm. FDT Dionne Brand, Joseph Kertes, Carrie Snyder, Michael Winter. Host/Moderator: Brian Francis From the Battle of the Somme to the reflections of an elderly athlete, Canadian storytellers discuss how we’re shaped not only by our contemporary lives, but by the past of our country. Sunday, November 2, 2pm. SDT Ted Barris, Hugh Brewster, J.L. Granatstein. Host/Moderator: Bert Archer How do we do justice to an experience that we didn’t live through? Three historians share their research process, and debate the rewards and pitfalls of writing historical non-fiction.

DOORS OPEN Doors open 15–30 minutes before the advertised start time.

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

Sunday, November 2, 2pm. BRG Emma Donoghue, Aislinn Hunter, Eliza Robertson, Diane Schoemperlen. Host/Moderator: Catherine Bush A novel, a short story collection, an encyclopedic collage—four authors talk about the myriad forms a story can take.

How We Remember War

QUESTIONS? Most of our events include a period for questions from the audience.

GETTING A SEAT All of our events are general admission. Please arrive early if you wish to sit close to the stage.

Forms of Fiction

How We Live Now

TICKETS Online: ifoa.org By phone: 416-973-4000 In person: Harbourfront Centre Box Office Bill Boyle Artport (formerly 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 an hour before show start time for events outside of regular hours.

OCTOBER 23–NOVEMBER 2, 2014

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

BOOK SIGNINGS For events in the Bill Boyle Artport, 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 30 to find out when FREE book signings take place.

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 Local is open in the Bill Boyle Artport. There are also a variety of food outlets along Queens Quay West.

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 Globalization + Literature: Breaking Down Barriers Saturday, October 25, 11am. LST Jonas T. Bengtsson, Andrej Blatnik, Drago Janˇcar, Martin Solotruk. Host/Moderator: Martin Solotruk Four international authors discuss how the translation of their work into English has unlocked a universal audience that was unattainable in their native language.

Core of Meaning Saturday, October 25, 1pm. BRG Andrés Barba, Nicolás Casariego, Fuminori Nakamura, Gonçalo M. Tavares. Host/Moderator: Valerie Miles What’s lost when a novel is translated? Does the essence of the story remain the same? Four international authors discuss.

Translate Yourself? Saturday, October 25, 1pm. LST Nancy Huston, Maylis de Kerangal, Jessica Moore. Host/Moderator: Martha Baillie Two French authors and one translator explore the process of translation and the merits of translating your own work versus having it translated.

So Long, Marianne Saturday, October 25, 4pm. LST Helle V. Goldman, Kari Hesthamar, Marianne Ihlen. Host/Moderator: Richard Crouse The author, translator and subject of So Long, Marianne discuss this fascinating book. Marianne Ihlen was Canadian poet Leonard Cohen’s muse and lover.

Boys to Men Sunday, October 26, 12pm. FDT Adam Foulds, Karl Ove Knausgård, Tim Winton. Host/Moderator: Mark Medley Three critically acclaimed authors discuss right and wrong, the loss of innocence and the journey to manhood as depicted in their fiction.

Outer Influences Sunday, October 26, 12pm. SDT Adam Sol, Matthew Thomas, Russell Wangersky. Host/Moderator: Steven W. Beattie Where does a story come from? A poet and two novelists share their influences and inspirations.

You Write Funny Sunday, October 26, 3pm. FDT Elyse Friedman, Robert Glancy, Simon Rich. Host/Moderator: Andrew Kaufman What tickles your funny bone? Join three hilarious wordsmiths for a riotous conversation about how they write laughter into their books.

Time for Crime Sunday, October 26, 4pm. BRG John McFetridge, Peter Robinson, Michael Robotham. Host/Moderator: James Grainger Three crime novelists discuss how they create suspense and develop their characters in this thrilling genre.

Plotting Along: The Construction of the Novel Sunday, October 26, 4pm. LST Ann Eriksson, Damon Galgut, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer. Host/Moderator: Ania Szado Do you plan stories or do they plan you? Three novelists share their creative processes.

Penguin’s 40th Anniversary Tuesday, October 28, 7:30pm. BRG Joseph Boyden, Jian Ghomeshi, John Ralston Saul, Johanna Skibsrud. Moderator: Jared Bland. Host: CBC Books To commemorate Penguin Canada’s 40th anniversary, join four bestselling authors for a discussion about the transformative power of literature and the Penguin books that have impacted their lives.

Humber School for Writers presents: How We Write Wednesday, October 29, 5:30pm. SDT Kevin Barry, Wayson Choy, Karen Connelly, Valerie Martin, Nino Ricci. 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.

A Pox on Your Head Wednesday, October 29, 7:30pm. SDT Nick Cutter, Charles Foran, C.C. Humphreys, Louise Welsh. Host/Moderator: Andrew Pyper Some of today’s top writers explore society’s obsession with contagion and mass infection, and discuss writing them into their fiction.

Crowds, Comments and Community: Understanding Writing in the Digital Age Thursday, October 30, 7:30pm. LST Emily Gould, Emily Linden, Sina Queyras, Anna Todd. Moderator: Mark Medley. Host: CBC Books Four diverse authors discuss the relationship between writers and their online communities, and how this relationship is changing the face of publishing today. Presented by

Women & War Friday, October 31, 7:30pm. LST Anna Hope, Frances Itani, Kate Pullinger, Johanna Skibsrud. Host/Moderator: Charlotte Gray Four talented female authors discuss writing about WWI from a female perspective.

Tough Times Saturday, November 1, 3pm. SDT Caroline Adderson, Martha Baillie, Miriam Toews, Rudy Wiebe. Host/Moderator: Farzana Doctor Four celebrated Canadian authors reflect on life, death and the human struggle, and the challenges of capturing these accurately and compassionately in their fiction.

Over There Saturday, November 1, 4pm. BRG J.L. Granatstein, David Macfarlane, Michael Winter. Host/Moderator: Charlotte Gray Three award-winning writers weigh in on the WWI Canadian experience, both on the homefront and across the ocean.

FESTIVAL FUNDAMENTALS

October 1970 Saturday, November 1, 7:30pm. LST Catherine Gildiner, John McFetridge, Claire Holden Rothman. Host/Moderator: Marc Côté Three books that explore the October Crisis and the effects of the FLQ are discussed by their Canadian authors.

Setting the Story Saturday, November 1, 7:30pm. SDT David Bergen, Christos Tsiolkas, Richard Wagamese. Host/Moderator: Lewis DeSoto Three award-winning authors discuss their most recent novels, in which the setting factors as significantly as the characters.

Based on a True Story Sunday, November 2, 12pm. SDT Julie Angus, George Fetherling, Catherine Gildiner, Alison Pick, Rudy Wiebe. Host/Moderator: George Fetherling Five writers discuss their real-life inspirations and the directions these inspirations have led them in.

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, follow @IFOA on Twitter or @internationalfestivalofauthors on Instagram.

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.

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Sunday, November 2, 2pm. FDT Dionne Brand, Joseph Kertes, Carrie Snyder, Michael Winter. Host/Moderator: Brian Francis From the Battle of the Somme to the reflections of an elderly athlete, Canadian storytellers discuss how we’re shaped not only by our contemporary lives, but by the past of our country. Sunday, November 2, 2pm. SDT Ted Barris, Hugh Brewster, J.L. Granatstein. Host/Moderator: Bert Archer How do we do justice to an experience that we didn’t live through? Three historians share their research process, and debate the rewards and pitfalls of writing historical non-fiction.

DOORS OPEN Doors open 15–30 minutes before the advertised start time.

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

Sunday, November 2, 2pm. BRG Emma Donoghue, Aislinn Hunter, Eliza Robertson, Diane Schoemperlen. Host/Moderator: Catherine Bush A novel, a short story collection, an encyclopedic collage—four authors talk about the myriad forms a story can take.

How We Remember War

QUESTIONS? Most of our events include a period for questions from the audience.

GETTING A SEAT All of our events are general admission. Please arrive early if you wish to sit close to the stage.

Forms of Fiction

How We Live Now

TICKETS Online: ifoa.org By phone: 416-973-4000 In person: Harbourfront Centre Box Office Bill Boyle Artport (formerly 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 an hour before show start time for events outside of regular hours.

OCTOBER 23–NOVEMBER 2, 2014

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

BOOK SIGNINGS For events in the Bill Boyle Artport, 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 30 to find out when FREE book signings take place.

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 Local is open in the Bill Boyle Artport. There are also a variety of food outlets along Queens Quay West.

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 23

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, CONT’D

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, CONT’D

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, CONT’D

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, CONT’D

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2

10:30am YoungIFOA: Robin Stevenson. Host: Evan Munday. SDT

3pm

READING: David Bezmozgis, Elyse Friedman, C.C. Humphreys, Shelly Oria. Host: Brian Francis. BRG

4pm

ROUND TABLE: John McFetridge, Peter Robinson, Michael Robotham. Host/Moderator: James Grainger. BRG

7:30pm READING. Esther Freud, Steven Galloway, Sina Queyras, Marcel Theroux. Host: Helen Guri. LST

3pm

4pm

READING: John Boyne, Peter Robinson, Matthew Thomas, Tim Winton. Host: Grace O’Connell. FDT

4pm

ROUND TABLE: Ann Eriksson, Damon Galgut, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer. Host/Moderator: Ania Szado. LST

7:30pm ROUND TABLE: Nick Cutter, Charles Foran, C.C. Humphreys, Louise Welsh. Host/Moderator: Andrew Pyper. SDT

4pm

ROUND TABLE: Helle V. Goldman, Kari Hesthamar, Marianne Ihlen. Host/Moderator: Richard Crouse. LST READING: Ted Barris, Adam Foulds, Robert Glancy, David Macfarlane. Host: Nathan Whitlock. SDT

READING: Andrés Barba, Jonas T. Bengtsson, Andrej Blatnik, Nicolás Casariego, Drago Janˇcar, Maylis de Kerangal, Yan Li, Valerie Miles, Fuminori Nakamura, Martin Solotruk. Host: Evan Munday. SDT

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30

4pm

4pm

3pm ROUND TABLE: Caroline Adderson, Martha Baillie, Miriam Toews, Rudy Wiebe. Host/Moderator: Farzana Doctor. SDT

11am

4pm

12:30pm YoungIFOA: Renné Benoit, Rebecca Upjohn. Host: Evan Munday. SDT 8pm

PEN CANADA BENEFIT: David Cronenberg. Interviewer: Mark Kingwell. Host: CBC Books. FDT

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 10:30am YoungIFOA: Susin Nielsen. Host: Evan Munday. SDT 7:30pm READING/INTERVIEW: James Ellroy. Host/Interviewer: Linwood Barclay. BRG 7:30pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Marilynne Robinson, Colm Tóibín. Interviewer: Eleanor Wachtel. Host: CBC Books. FDT

9pm

ECW 40TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY: Catherine Gildiner, Marianne Ihlen, John McFetridge, Jacob Scheier. LST

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25 11am

READING/INTERVIEW: Roch Carrier. Host/Interviewer: C.C. Humphreys. FDT

11am ROUND TABLE: Jonas T. Bengtsson, Andrej Blatnik, Drago Janˇcar, Martin Solotruk. Host/Moderator: Martin Solotruk. LST

7:30pm READING/INTERVIEW: Karl Ove Knausgård. Interviewer: Sheila Heti. Host: Siri Agrell. FDT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 11am

READING: Martha Baillie, Nick Cutter, Roxane Gay, Gary Geddes. Host: Farzana Doctor. BRG

11am

READING: Ann Eriksson, Damon Galgut, Julie Joosten, Lois Leveen. Host: Grace O’Connell. LST

12pm

ROUND TABLE: Adam Foulds, Karl Ove Knausgård, Tim Winton. Host/Moderator: Mark Medley. FDT

12pm

ROUND TABLE: Adam Sol, Matthew Thomas, Russell Wangersky. Host/Moderator: Steven W. Beattie. SDT

MONDAY, OCTOBER 27 3:30pm PUBLISHING KEYNOTE/INTERVIEW: Andrew Wylie. Host/Interviewer: Carol Off. BRG 8pm GOVERNOR GENERAL’S LITERARY AWARD FINALISTS. Host: Linda Spalding. FDT TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28 7:30pm PENGUIN 40th ANNIVERSARY: Joseph Boyden, Jian Ghomeshi, John Ralston Saul, Johanna Skibsrud. Moderator: Jared Bland. Host: CBC Books. BRG 7:30pm READING: Jeffery Deaver, Michael Robotham, Louise Welsh. Host: Tanis Rideout. LST

12pm

ARTIST TALK: John Boyne. Host/Moderator: Steven W. Beattie. SDT

1pm

ROUND TABLE: Andrés Barba, Nicolás Casariego, Fuminori Nakamura, Gonçalo M. Tavares. Host/Moderator: Valerie Miles. BRG

1pm

ROUND TABLE: Nancy Huston, Maylis de Kerangal, Jessica Moore. Host/Moderator: Martha Baillie. LST

2pm

HILARY WESTON WRITERS’ TRUST PRIZE FOR NONFICTION FINALISTS. Moderator: Rachel Giese. Host: CBC Books. BRG

5:30pm

2pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Roxane Gay. Host/Interviewer: Siri Agrell. FDT

2pm

KOFFLER@IFOA: Shelly Oria, Alison Pick. Host/Moderator: Cynthia Good. SDT

7:30pm ROGERS WRITERS’ TRUST FICTION PRIZE FINALISTS. Host: Helen Humphreys. BRG

2pm

POET SUMMIT: CBC Poetry Prize winner, Gary Geddes, Catherine Graham, Julie Joosten, Jacob Scheier, Adam Sol. Host: Mary Ito. SDT

3pm

ROUND TABLE: Elyse Friedman, Robert Glancy, Simon Rich. Host/Moderator: Andrew Kaufman. FDT

7:30pm READING: Joseph Kertes, Laila Lalami, Eimear McBride, Kathleen Winter. Host: Nathan Whitlock. FDT

LEGEND BRG: Brigantine Room

1pm CHINA@IFOA: Tashi Dawa, Yucheng Jin, Yan Li, Zhanjun Shi. Host/Moderator: Jonathan Campbell. LST

FDT: Fleck Dance Theatre

LST: Lakeside Terrace

SDT: Studio Theatre

7:30pm READING: Caroline Adderson, Jacek Dehnel, Marcel Theroux, Russell Wangersky. Host: Alissa York. SDT WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29 HUMBER ROUND TABLE: Kevin Barry, Wayson Choy, Karen Connelly, Valerie Martin, Nino Ricci. Host/Moderator: Antanas Sileika. SDT

: CBC@IFOA

: Door Prize

6pm

ARTIST TALK: Louise Welsh. Host/Moderator: Steven W. Beattie. SDT

7:30pm READING: Jacek Dehnel, Laila Lalami, Christos Tsiolkas, Richard Wagamese. Host: James Grainger. BRG 7:30pm ROUND TABLE: Emily Gould, Emily Lindin, Sina Queyras, Anna Todd. Moderator: Mark Medley. Host: CBC Books. LST 7:30pm READING: Julie Angus, Kim Thúy, Kathleen Winter. Host: Ben McNally. SDT FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31 7pm READING/INTERVIEW: Ann-Marie MacDonald. Host/Interviewer: Susan G. Cole. FDT 7:30pm READING: Lee Henderson, Eliza Robertson, Miriam Toews, Kathleen Winter. Host: Tanis Rideout. BRG 7:30pm ROUND TABLE: Anna Hope, Frances Itani, Kate Pullinger, Johanna Skibsrud. Host/Moderator: Charlotte Gray. LST

READING: Dionne Brand, Frances Itani, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, Kate Pullinger. Host: Ania Szado. LST

ROUND TABLE: J.L. Granatstein, David Macfarlane, Michael Winter. Host/Moderator: Charlotte Gray. BRG

4:30pm READING/INTERVIEW: David Nicholls. Host/Interviewer: Bert Archer. FDT 5pm

READING: Steven Galloway, Aislinn Hunter, Lee Maracle, Carrie Snyder. Host: Jacob McArthur Mooney. LST

5pm

READING: Charles Foran, Lee Henderson, Diane Schoemperlen, Kim Thúy. Host: Alissa York. SDT

7:30pm READING: David Adams Richards, Emma Donoghue, Thomas King, Jacob Scheier. Host: Katrina Onstad. BRG 7:30pm CANADA, FALL IN! Hugh Brewster. FDT 7:30pm ROUND TABLE: Catherine Gildiner, John McFetridge, Claire Holden Rothman. Host/Moderator: Marc Côté. LST 7:30pm ROUND TABLE: David Bergen, Christos Tsiolkas, Richard Wagamese. Host/Moderator: Lewis DeSoto. SDT

SHEVCHENKO@IFOA: Jars Balan, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Bohdan Kordan. Host/Moderator: Alexander Motyl. LST

12pm READING: David Bergen, Michael Crummey, Charlotte Gray, Claire Holden Rothman. Host: Jacob McArthur Mooney. BRG 12pm

ROUND TABLE: Julie Angus, George Fetherling, Catherine Gildiner, Alison Pick, Rudy Wiebe. Host/Moderator: George Fetherling. SDT

1pm

MYANMAR@IFOA: Nay Phone Latt, Ma Thida, Khin Mya Zin. Host/Moderator: Karen Connelly. LST

2pm ROUND TABLE: Emma Donoghue, Aislinn Hunter, Eliza Robertson, Diane Schoemperlen. Host/Moderator: Catherine Bush. BRG 2pm

ROUND TABLE: Dionne Brand, Joseph Kertes, Carrie Snyder, Michael Winter. Host/Moderator: Brian Francis. FDT

2pm

ROUND TABLE: Ted Barris, Hugh Brewster, J.L. Granatstein. Host/Moderator: Bert Archer. SDT

3pm

CELEBRATION: Peter C. Newman. LST

4pm

TRIBUTE TO ALISTAIR MACLEOD. BRG

NB: Schedule subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit ifoa.org.

7:30pm RBC TAYLOR PRIZE SPOTLIGHT: Tony Birch, Thomas King, Lee Maracle, Ellen van Neerven. Host/Moderator: Waubgeshig Rice. SDT

2pm CUNDILL PRIZE IN HISTORY: Marla R. Miller, Stephen R. Platt. Host/Moderator: Christopher Manfredi. BRG

: YoungIFOA

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 five 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.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Biography, literary criticism and memoir are just some of the fascinating topics that speakers have discussed in recent years. Audience members are invited to ask the speaker questions at the end of the event.

2:30pm READING/INTERVIEW: Anna Hope, Sarah Waters. Host/Interviewer: Carol Off. FDT : Remembering the Story

EVENT TYPES

ARTIST TALKS An acclaimed author takes the stage during these FREE events to discuss their creative process and offer insight into writing today.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1

: Found in Translation

© ifoa.org

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

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 28. IFOA ONTARIO The IFOA takes its show on the road, now stopping in 12 Ontario locations. See page 29 for details, or visit litontour.com.

Visit us! Official IFOA Website:

ifoa.org

Catch up! Official IFOA Blog:

ifoa.org/blog @IFOA

@internationalfestivalofauthors IFOA: International Festival of Authors


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, CONT’D

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, CONT’D

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, CONT’D

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, CONT’D

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2

10:30am YoungIFOA: Robin Stevenson. Host: Evan Munday. SDT

3pm

READING: David Bezmozgis, Elyse Friedman, C.C. Humphreys, Shelly Oria. Host: Brian Francis. BRG

4pm

ROUND TABLE: John McFetridge, Peter Robinson, Michael Robotham. Host/Moderator: James Grainger. BRG

7:30pm READING. Esther Freud, Steven Galloway, Sina Queyras, Marcel Theroux. Host: Helen Guri. LST

3pm

4pm

READING: John Boyne, Peter Robinson, Matthew Thomas, Tim Winton. Host: Grace O’Connell. FDT

4pm

ROUND TABLE: Ann Eriksson, Damon Galgut, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer. Host/Moderator: Ania Szado. LST

7:30pm ROUND TABLE: Nick Cutter, Charles Foran, C.C. Humphreys, Louise Welsh. Host/Moderator: Andrew Pyper. SDT

4pm

ROUND TABLE: Helle V. Goldman, Kari Hesthamar, Marianne Ihlen. Host/Moderator: Richard Crouse. LST READING: Ted Barris, Adam Foulds, Robert Glancy, David Macfarlane. Host: Nathan Whitlock. SDT

READING: Andrés Barba, Jonas T. Bengtsson, Andrej Blatnik, Nicolás Casariego, Drago Janˇcar, Maylis de Kerangal, Yan Li, Valerie Miles, Fuminori Nakamura, Martin Solotruk. Host: Evan Munday. SDT

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30

4pm

4pm

3pm ROUND TABLE: Caroline Adderson, Martha Baillie, Miriam Toews, Rudy Wiebe. Host/Moderator: Farzana Doctor. SDT

11am

4pm

12:30pm YoungIFOA: Renné Benoit, Rebecca Upjohn. Host: Evan Munday. SDT 8pm

PEN CANADA BENEFIT: David Cronenberg. Interviewer: Mark Kingwell. Host: CBC Books. FDT

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 10:30am YoungIFOA: Susin Nielsen. Host: Evan Munday. SDT 7:30pm READING/INTERVIEW: James Ellroy. Host/Interviewer: Linwood Barclay. BRG 7:30pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Marilynne Robinson, Colm Tóibín. Interviewer: Eleanor Wachtel. Host: CBC Books. FDT

9pm

ECW 40TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY: Catherine Gildiner, Marianne Ihlen, John McFetridge, Jacob Scheier. LST

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25 11am

READING/INTERVIEW: Roch Carrier. Host/Interviewer: C.C. Humphreys. FDT

11am ROUND TABLE: Jonas T. Bengtsson, Andrej Blatnik, Drago Janˇcar, Martin Solotruk. Host/Moderator: Martin Solotruk. LST

7:30pm READING/INTERVIEW: Karl Ove Knausgård. Interviewer: Sheila Heti. Host: Siri Agrell. FDT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 11am

READING: Martha Baillie, Nick Cutter, Roxane Gay, Gary Geddes. Host: Farzana Doctor. BRG

11am

READING: Ann Eriksson, Damon Galgut, Julie Joosten, Lois Leveen. Host: Grace O’Connell. LST

12pm

ROUND TABLE: Adam Foulds, Karl Ove Knausgård, Tim Winton. Host/Moderator: Mark Medley. FDT

12pm

ROUND TABLE: Adam Sol, Matthew Thomas, Russell Wangersky. Host/Moderator: Steven W. Beattie. SDT

MONDAY, OCTOBER 27 3:30pm PUBLISHING KEYNOTE/INTERVIEW: Andrew Wylie. Host/Interviewer: Carol Off. BRG 8pm GOVERNOR GENERAL’S LITERARY AWARD FINALISTS. Host: Linda Spalding. FDT TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28 7:30pm PENGUIN 40th ANNIVERSARY: Joseph Boyden, Jian Ghomeshi, John Ralston Saul, Johanna Skibsrud. Moderator: Jared Bland. Host: CBC Books. BRG 7:30pm READING: Jeffery Deaver, Michael Robotham, Louise Welsh. Host: Tanis Rideout. LST

12pm

ARTIST TALK: John Boyne. Host/Moderator: Steven W. Beattie. SDT

1pm

ROUND TABLE: Andrés Barba, Nicolás Casariego, Fuminori Nakamura, Gonçalo M. Tavares. Host/Moderator: Valerie Miles. BRG

1pm

ROUND TABLE: Nancy Huston, Maylis de Kerangal, Jessica Moore. Host/Moderator: Martha Baillie. LST

2pm

HILARY WESTON WRITERS’ TRUST PRIZE FOR NONFICTION FINALISTS. Moderator: Rachel Giese. Host: CBC Books. BRG

5:30pm

2pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Roxane Gay. Host/Interviewer: Siri Agrell. FDT

2pm

KOFFLER@IFOA: Shelly Oria, Alison Pick. Host/Moderator: Cynthia Good. SDT

7:30pm ROGERS WRITERS’ TRUST FICTION PRIZE FINALISTS. Host: Helen Humphreys. BRG

2pm

POET SUMMIT: CBC Poetry Prize winner, Gary Geddes, Catherine Graham, Julie Joosten, Jacob Scheier, Adam Sol. Host: Mary Ito. SDT

3pm

ROUND TABLE: Elyse Friedman, Robert Glancy, Simon Rich. Host/Moderator: Andrew Kaufman. FDT

7:30pm READING: Joseph Kertes, Laila Lalami, Eimear McBride, Kathleen Winter. Host: Nathan Whitlock. FDT

LEGEND BRG: Brigantine Room

1pm CHINA@IFOA: Tashi Dawa, Yucheng Jin, Yan Li, Zhanjun Shi. Host/Moderator: Jonathan Campbell. LST

FDT: Fleck Dance Theatre

LST: Lakeside Terrace

SDT: Studio Theatre

7:30pm READING: Caroline Adderson, Jacek Dehnel, Marcel Theroux, Russell Wangersky. Host: Alissa York. SDT WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29 HUMBER ROUND TABLE: Kevin Barry, Wayson Choy, Karen Connelly, Valerie Martin, Nino Ricci. Host/Moderator: Antanas Sileika. SDT

: CBC@IFOA

: Door Prize

6pm

ARTIST TALK: Louise Welsh. Host/Moderator: Steven W. Beattie. SDT

7:30pm READING: Jacek Dehnel, Laila Lalami, Christos Tsiolkas, Richard Wagamese. Host: James Grainger. BRG 7:30pm ROUND TABLE: Emily Gould, Emily Lindin, Sina Queyras, Anna Todd. Moderator: Mark Medley. Host: CBC Books. LST 7:30pm READING: Julie Angus, Kim Thúy, Kathleen Winter. Host: Ben McNally. SDT FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31 7pm READING/INTERVIEW: Ann-Marie MacDonald. Host/Interviewer: Susan G. Cole. FDT 7:30pm READING: Lee Henderson, Eliza Robertson, Miriam Toews, Kathleen Winter. Host: Tanis Rideout. BRG 7:30pm ROUND TABLE: Anna Hope, Frances Itani, Kate Pullinger, Johanna Skibsrud. Host/Moderator: Charlotte Gray. LST

READING: Dionne Brand, Frances Itani, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, Kate Pullinger. Host: Ania Szado. LST

ROUND TABLE: J.L. Granatstein, David Macfarlane, Michael Winter. Host/Moderator: Charlotte Gray. BRG

4:30pm READING/INTERVIEW: David Nicholls. Host/Interviewer: Bert Archer. FDT 5pm

READING: Steven Galloway, Aislinn Hunter, Lee Maracle, Carrie Snyder. Host: Jacob McArthur Mooney. LST

5pm

READING: Charles Foran, Lee Henderson, Diane Schoemperlen, Kim Thúy. Host: Alissa York. SDT

7:30pm READING: David Adams Richards, Emma Donoghue, Thomas King, Jacob Scheier. Host: Katrina Onstad. BRG 7:30pm CANADA, FALL IN! Hugh Brewster. FDT 7:30pm ROUND TABLE: Catherine Gildiner, John McFetridge, Claire Holden Rothman. Host/Moderator: Marc Côté. LST 7:30pm ROUND TABLE: David Bergen, Christos Tsiolkas, Richard Wagamese. Host/Moderator: Lewis DeSoto. SDT

SHEVCHENKO@IFOA: Jars Balan, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Bohdan Kordan. Host/Moderator: Alexander Motyl. LST

12pm READING: David Bergen, Michael Crummey, Charlotte Gray, Claire Holden Rothman. Host: Jacob McArthur Mooney. BRG 12pm

ROUND TABLE: Julie Angus, George Fetherling, Catherine Gildiner, Alison Pick, Rudy Wiebe. Host/Moderator: George Fetherling. SDT

1pm

MYANMAR@IFOA: Nay Phone Latt, Ma Thida, Khin Mya Zin. Host/Moderator: Karen Connelly. LST

2pm ROUND TABLE: Emma Donoghue, Aislinn Hunter, Eliza Robertson, Diane Schoemperlen. Host/Moderator: Catherine Bush. BRG 2pm

ROUND TABLE: Dionne Brand, Joseph Kertes, Carrie Snyder, Michael Winter. Host/Moderator: Brian Francis. FDT

2pm

ROUND TABLE: Ted Barris, Hugh Brewster, J.L. Granatstein. Host/Moderator: Bert Archer. SDT

3pm

CELEBRATION: Peter C. Newman. LST

4pm

TRIBUTE TO ALISTAIR MACLEOD. BRG

NB: Schedule subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit ifoa.org.

7:30pm RBC TAYLOR PRIZE SPOTLIGHT: Tony Birch, Thomas King, Lee Maracle, Ellen van Neerven. Host/Moderator: Waubgeshig Rice. SDT

2pm CUNDILL PRIZE IN HISTORY: Marla R. Miller, Stephen R. Platt. Host/Moderator: Christopher Manfredi. BRG

: YoungIFOA

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 five 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.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Biography, literary criticism and memoir are just some of the fascinating topics that speakers have discussed in recent years. Audience members are invited to ask the speaker questions at the end of the event.

2:30pm READING/INTERVIEW: Anna Hope, Sarah Waters. Host/Interviewer: Carol Off. FDT : Remembering the Story

EVENT TYPES

ARTIST TALKS An acclaimed author takes the stage during these FREE events to discuss their creative process and offer insight into writing today.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1

: Found in Translation

© ifoa.org

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

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 28. IFOA ONTARIO The IFOA takes its show on the road, now stopping in 12 Ontario locations. See page 29 for details, or visit litontour.com.

Visit us! Official IFOA Website:

ifoa.org

Catch up! Official IFOA Blog:

ifoa.org/blog @IFOA

@internationalfestivalofauthors IFOA: International Festival of Authors


Elyse Friedman

© George Gooderham

Elyse Friedman (Canada) is the author of the novels Then Again and Waking Beauty, Long Story Short: A Novella and Stories and the poetry collection Know Your Monkey. Her work has been shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award, the Toronto Book Award and the ReLit Award, and has won a Gold National Magazine Award for fiction. She presents the gleefully scathing, surprisingly touching The Answer to Everything. The novel, about a gifted artist (and even more gifted freeloader) who decides to start his own cult, explores the gap between reason and faith, and the human need for connection, fulfillment and transcendence. READING: Saturday, October 25, 3pm. BRG ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 26, 3pm. FDT

Damon Galgut

Supported by Random House of Canada

© Nigel Maister

Damon Galgut (South Africa) is an award-winning novelist and short story writer. His novel The Good Doctor was a regional winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Galgut presents Arctic Summer, an intimate portrait of E.M. Forster, his life, his struggles with homosexuality and the writing of his universally loved novel A Passage to India. READING: Sunday, October 26, 11am. LST ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 26, 4pm. LST

Steven Galloway

Supported by Random House of Canada

© Frances Raud

Steven Galloway (Canada) is the author of Finnie Walsh, Ascension and the bestselling novel The Cellist of Sarajevo. He lives with his wife and two young daughters in British Columbia, and teaches creative writing at the University of Bristish Columbia and Simon Fraser University. Galloway presents his latest novel, The Confabulist, a brilliant story about fame and ambition that uses the sudden death of Harry Houdini to weave a magical tale of intrigue, love and illusion. READING: Wednesday, October 29, 7:30pm. LST READING: Saturday, November 1, 5pm. LST

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LEGEND BRG: Brigantine Room FDT: Fleck Dance Theatre LST: Lakeside Terrace Box Office/Info: 416-973-4000 ifoa.org

SDT: Studio Theatre


Roxane Gay

Supported by Publishers Group Canada

Roxane Gay’s (USA) writing has appeared in Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, NOON, The New York Times Book Review, The Rumpus, Salon and numerous anthologies. Her first book, Ayiti, was a collection of poetry and short stories. She is the co-editor of PANK and she teaches writing at Eastern Illinois University. Gay presents her stunning debut novel, An Untamed State, about a woman kidnapped for ransom, her captivity as her father refuses to pay and her struggle to come to terms with the ordeal in its aftermath.

© Jay Grabiec

READING/INTERVIEW: Saturday, October 25, 2pm. FDT READING: Sunday, October 26, 11am. BRG

Gary Geddes Supported by Red Hen Press

Gary Geddes (Canada) has written and edited more than 40 books of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama and criticism. He has won a dozen national and international literary awards, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence and the Gabriela Mistral Prize from Chile. Geddes presents his latest poetry collection, What Does a House Want?, a polished and cinematographic take on numerous ideas from Israeli-Palestinian violence to the reputation of Ezra Pound.

© Ann Eriksson

READING: Saturday, October 25, 2pm. SDT READING: Sunday, October 26, 11am. BRG

Jian Ghomeshi Jian Ghomeshi (Canada) is a broadcaster, writer, musician and producer. He is the host and co-creator of the national daily talk programme Q on CBC Radio One and CBC TV. The show, which began in 2007, now has the largest audience of any cultural affairs programme in Canada. In 2012, Ghomeshi was awarded the prestigious Gold Radio Award for Best Talk Show Host at the New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards. Ghomeshi presents his memoir, 1982, in which he shares his adolescent obsession with David Bowie and his Nick Hornby-esque journey to make music the centre of his life. ROUND TABLE: Tuesday, October 28, 7:30pm. BRG

: CBC@IFOA

: Door Prize

: Found in Translation

: Remembering the Story

: YoungIFOA

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Catherine Gildiner Catherine Gildiner’s (Canada) childhood memoir Too Close to the Falls was a New York Times and Globe and Mail bestseller. The sequel, After the Falls, was also a bestseller, and her novel, Seduction, was published to international acclaim. She presents the third and final volume of her memoir series, Coming Ashore. Picking up her story in the late ’60s at age 21, Gildiner determinedly blazes her own trail through all the passion and uncertainty that comes with the cusp of adulthood. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 1, 7:30pm. LST ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 2, 12pm. SDT

Robert Glancy

Supported by New Zealand Book Council

© Jody Lidstone, idophotography.co.nz

Robert Glancy (New Zealand) was born in Zambia in 1975 and raised in Malawi. At 14, he moved from Africa to Edinburgh, and then went on to study history at Cambridge. By day he works in PR and by night he writes. Glancy currently lives in New Zealand with his wife and children. He presents his riotously funny and slyly insightful debut novel, Terms & Conditions, about a contracts lawyer who thinks and lives in the fine print. READING: Saturday, October 25, 4pm. SDT ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 26, 3pm. FDT

Helle V. Goldman Supported by ECW Press

© Jon Winther-Hansen

Helle V. Goldman (USA) spent her childhood on the Greek island of Hydra and in Providence, Rhode Island. She resides with her husband and daughter on yet another island, this time in Norway, where she is the chief editor of an international scientific journal. She presents So Long, Marianne, which she translated into English from author Kari Hesthamar’s Norwegian. The book chronicles the story of Leonard Cohen’s lover and muse, Marianne Ihlen. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 25, 4pm. LST

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LEGEND BRG: Brigantine Room FDT: Fleck Dance Theatre LST: Lakeside Terrace Box Office/Info: 416-973-4000 ifoa.org

SDT: Studio Theatre


Emily Gould Supported by Wattpad

Emily Gould (USA) is the author of the essay collection And the Heart Says Whatever and the novel Friendship. She is also the co-owner, with Ruth Curry, of a feminist publishing start-up, Emily Books. She has written extensively for many publications, including The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, MIT Technology Review, London Review of Books, The Guardian, The Economist, Slate and Jezebel, and was formerly an editor at Gawker. She is best known as a blogger, having maintained a popular online presence since 2005 at www.emilymagazine.com. She lives in New York. ROUND TABLE: Thursday, October 30, 7:30pm. LST

Catherine Graham Catherine Graham (Canada) is the author of four previous poetry collections: The Watch and acclaimed trilogy Pupa, The Red Element and Winterkill. She lives in Toronto, where she teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. Graham’s poetry has appeared in journals and anthologies around the world. She presents her newest collection, Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects. Paying homage to two late literary voices— Irish poet Dorothy Molloy and renowned Canadian poet P.K. Page—Graham has crafted an ocean-spanning book of deep feeling, good humour and hard-won solace.

© Prosopon Photography

READING: Saturday, October 25, 2pm. SDT

J.L. Granatstein J.L. Granatstein (Canada) is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at York University. His scholarship has won numerous awards, including the J.B. Tyrrell Historical Medal, the Vimy Award and the Pierre Berton Award. In 1996, he became an Officer of the Order of Canada. Granatstein has received honorary degrees from the University of Western Ontario, the University of Calgary and McMaster University, among others. He presents The Greatest Victory: Canada’s One Hundred Days, 1918. This fascinating narrative tells the story of the Canada-led offensive that began on August 8, 1918 and ended with Armistice on November 11. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 1, 4pm. BRG ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 2, 2pm. SDT

: CBC@IFOA

: Door Prize

: Found in Translation

: Remembering the Story

: YoungIFOA

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Charlotte Gray

Supported by HarperCollins Canada

© Valberg Imaging

Charlotte Gray (Canada) is one of Canada’s preeminent biographers and historians. She is the recipient of many awards and is a Member of the Order of Canada. Gray presents her latest work of non-fiction, The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master and the Trial that Shocked a Country, which was shortlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize. The book tells the sensational true story of Carrie Davies, the maid who shot a member of one of Canada’s wealthiest families in 1915. ROUND TABLE: Host/Moderator. Friday, October 31, 7:30pm. LST ROUND TABLE: Host/Moderator. Saturday, November 1, 4pm. BRG READING: Sunday, November 2, 12pm. BRG

Lee Henderson

Supported by Penguin Group (Canada)

© Mia Cunningham

Lee Henderson (Canada) is the author of the award-winning short story collection The Broken Record Technique. He is a contributing editor to the arts magazines Border Crossings in Canada and Contemporary in the UK, and has published fiction and art criticism in numerous periodicals. His first novel, The Man Game, won the BC Book Prize for Fiction and was shortlisted for the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Henderson presents his latest novel, The Road Narrows as You Go, a bright, rollicking, unflinching portrait of the 1980s and of a young woman struggling to find her place. READING: Friday, October 31, 7:30pm. BRG READING: Saturday, November 1, 5pm. SDT

Kari Hesthamar Supported by ECW Press

© Maia Østerud

Journalist Kari Hesthamar (Norway) heads the radio features department of Norway’s National Broadcasting Company. Creating radio documentaries that are “films” for listeners’ ears, she has been awarded the Prix Italia and thrice the Prix Europa. Hesthamar presents So Long, Marianne, which, with never before seen photos, facsimiles and letters, documents the story of the woman who inspired and was immortalized in so many of Leonard Cohen’s songs and poems. The radio documentary that acted as the basis for this book won the Prix Europa in 2006. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 25, 4pm. LST

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LEGEND BRG: Brigantine Room FDT: Fleck Dance Theatre LST: Lakeside Terrace Box Office/Info: 416-973-4000 ifoa.org

SDT: Studio Theatre


Anna Hope

Supported by Random House of Canada

Anna Hope (UK) studied English at Oxford, attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and then received an MA in creative writing at Birkbeck. She lives in London. Hope presents her debut novel, Wake, which tells the story of three very different women who try to find ways to live again after experiencing devastating losses during WWI.

© Jonathan Greet

ROUND TABLE: Friday, October 31, 7:30pm. LST READING/INTERVIEW: Saturday, November 1, 2:30pm. FDT

C.C. Humphreys

Supported by Random House of Canada

C.C. Humphreys (Canada) was born in Toronto and grew up in the UK. He is the author of eight historical novels, including The French Executioner, which was a runner-up for the CWA Steel Dagger for Thrillers and was optioned for film. He has also acted all over the world, with roles ranging from Hamlet to Clive Parnell in Coronation Street. Humphreys presents Plague, a powerful portrait of 17thcentury London—a place filled with battles and intrigue, where a serial killer stalks his prey, scalpel in hand.

© Rob Gilbert

INTERVIEWING: Roch Carrier. Saturday, October 25, 11am. FDT READING: Saturday, October 25, 3pm. BRG ROUND TABLE: Wednesday, October 29, 7:30pm. SDT

Aislinn Hunter

Supported by Random House of Canada

Aislinn Hunter’s (Canada) acclaimed collection of stories, What’s Left Us, was a finalist for the Danuta Gleed Award and the ReLit Award, and her poetry, Into the Early Hours, was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and won the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Hunter’s novel Stay was a finalist for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award and was recently adapted for film. She presents The World Before Us, her first book of fiction in 12 years. It is a riveting exploration of the repercussions of small acts, the power of affection and the irrepressible vitality of everyday objects and events.

© Glenn Hunter

READING: Saturday, November 1, 5pm. LST ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 2, 2pm. BRG

: CBC@IFOA

: Door Prize

: Found in Translation

: Remembering the Story

: YoungIFOA

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Nancy Huston

Supported by Penguin Group (Canada)

© Fanny Dion

Nancy Huston (Canada) is the author of 12 novels, including Fault Lines, winner of the Prix Femina and a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year; Plainsong, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award for French-language Fiction; Slow Emergencies, winner of the Prix Louis-Hémon, and The Mark of An Angel, which was awarded the Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle. She presents Black Dance. A rich portrait of one man’s life and death, it is a novel packed with humour and pathos, and written with Huston’s signature vivacity. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 25, 1pm. LST

Marianne Ihlen Supported by ECW Press

© Helge Ek

At 22, Marianne Ihlen (Norway) travelled to the Greek island of Hydra with Norwegian writer Axel Jensen. While Axel wrote, Marianne kept house. One day while Marianne was shopping in a grocery store, a man asked her to join him and some friends at their table. He introduced himself as Leonard Cohen, then a little-known Canadian poet. When the erratic and explosive Axel abandoned Marianne and their newborn son for another woman, Leonard stepped in and a new, tender love affair began. Ihlen discusses So Long, Marianne by Kari Hesthamar, which documents her story. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 25, 4pm. LST

Frances Itani

Supported by HarperCollins Canada

Frances Itani (Canada) is the author of 16 books, including Deafening, which won a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She is a three-time winner of the CBC Literary Award and is a Member of the Order of Canada. Itani presents Tell, an extraordinary tour-de-force about secrets withheld and secrets revealed in the aftermath of the Great War. ROUND TABLE: Friday, October 31, 7:30pm. LST READING: Saturday, November 1, 3pm. LST

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LEGEND BRG: Brigantine Room FDT: Fleck Dance Theatre LST: Lakeside Terrace Box Office/Info: 416-973-4000 ifoa.org

SDT: Studio Theatre


Drago Janˇcar

Supported by Vilenica International Literary Festival

Drago Janˇcar (Slovenia) is one of Slovenia’s best-known writers at home and abroad. He is the recipient of Slovenia’s highest literary honour, the Prešeren Award, and was awarded the European Prize for Literature. Janˇcar presents his latest novel, The Tree with No Name. Shifting between Slovenia’s post-communist present and its wartime occupation by the Axis, it is a compelling and universally significant story of an individual confronting the constraints on truth set by his—and every—culture. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 25, 11am. LST READING: Sunday, October 26, 4pm. SDT

Yucheng Jin

Supported by Confucius Institute at the University of Waterloo

Yucheng Jin (China) is the author of multiple short stories and novels, including Floating in the Red Ocean, City Map and Abundant Flowers. He currently works as the deputy editor of Shanghai Literature. Jin’s resourceful knowledge of tradition and local dialect, along with his understanding of modern living, has become a great asset to him. Through Jin’s words, the monotony of daily life becomes full of meaning and delight. ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 26, 1pm. LST

Julie Joosten Julie Joosten (Canada) is originally from Georgia. She has an MFA from the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a PhD from Cornell University. Her poems and reviews can be found in Jacket 2, Tarpaulin Sky, The Fiddlehead and The Malahat Review. She presents her first book of poetry, Light Light, which was shortlisted for the 2014 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. It explores the way language captures the undulation of a mind’s working, how that rhythm becomes the embodiment of thought and how that embodiment forms a politics engaged with the environment and its increasing alterations. READING: Saturday, October 25, 2pm. SDT READING: Sunday, October 26, 11am. LST

: CBC@IFOA

: Door Prize

: Found in Translation

: Remembering the Story

: YoungIFOA

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Maylis de Kerangal Supported by Consulat général de France

Maylis de Kerangal (France) is the author of several novels in French, including Je marche sous un ciel de traîne and Réparer les vivants, which won the Grand Prix RTL-Lire. She has also published a collection of short stories, Ni fleurs ni couronnes, and a novella, Tangente vers l’est. She presents her first novel to be translated into English, Birth of a Bridge (Naissance d’un pont). The winner of the Prix Franz Hessel and Prix Medicis in 2010, it is a literary saga of a dozen men and women who are charged with building a bridge somewhere in a mythical and fantastic California. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 25, 1pm. LST READING: Sunday, October 26, 4pm. SDT

Joseph Kertes

© Horst Herget

Joseph Kertes (Canada) was born in Hungary, but escaped with his family to Canada after the revolution of 1956. His first novel, Winter Tulips, won the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. His third novel, Gratitude, won a Canadian Jewish Book Award and the U.S. National Jewish Book Award for Fiction. Kertes founded Humber College’s distinguished creative writing and comedy programmes, and is currently the Dean of Creative and Performing Arts. He presents The Afterlife of Stars. An intimate and compelling novel of revolution and family, it is about fathers and sons and the tearing down of idols. READING: Wednesday, October 29, 7:30pm. FDT ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 2, 2pm. FDT

Thomas King

Supported by HarperCollins Canada

© Hartley Goodweather

Thomas King (Canada) is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, scriptwriter and photographer of Cherokee and Greek descent. For 50 years, he has worked as an activist for Native causes and has taught Native literature and history at universities across North America. He was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2004 and has been nominated for two Governor General’s Literary awards. King presents both his RBC Taylor Prize-winning book, The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America, and his first literary novel in 15 years, The Back of the Turtle. ROUND TABLE: Friday, October 31, 7:30pm. SDT READING: Saturday, November 1, 7:30pm. BRG

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LEGEND BRG: Brigantine Room FDT: Fleck Dance Theatre LST: Lakeside Terrace Box Office/Info: 416-973-4000 ifoa.org

SDT: Studio Theatre


Karl Ove Knausgård Supported by NORLA

Karl Ove Knausgård’s (Norway) novel Out of the World was the first-ever debut to win the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature. He is the author of the breathtaking My Struggle cycle, which includes six novels that can be read independently or as one hugely ambitious project. Knausgård presents the third installment of the My Struggle cycle, Boyhood Island, an autobiographical story of family, memory and how we never become quite what we set out to be. READING/INTERVIEW: Saturday, October 25, 7:30pm. FDT ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 26, 12pm. FDT

Bohdan Kordan

Supported by Shevchenko Foundation

Bohdan Kordan (Canada) is the author of Canada and the Ukrainian Question, 1939–45: A Study in Statecraft; Enemy Aliens, Prisoners of War: Internment in Canada during the Great War and A Bare and Impolitic Right: Internment and Ukrainian-Canadian Redress. Currently, Kordan is professor and Chair of the Department of Political Studies, St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan, and serves as the Director of the Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage. He presents material from his recently completed manuscript, No Free Man: Internment and the Enemy Alien Experience in Canada, 1914–1920. ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 2, 11am. LST

Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer (Canada) is the author of the novels Perfecting and The Nettle Spinner, as well as the story collection Way Up, which won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. She is also an award-winning instructor with the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. Her short fiction has been published in Granta, The Walrus, Numéro Cinq, Joyland and Storyville. Kuitenbrouwer presents All the Broken Things, a spellbinding novel of exceptional heart and imagination about the ties that bind us to each other.

© Ken Woroner

ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 26, 4pm. LST READING: Saturday, November 1, 3pm. LST

: CBC@IFOA

: Door Prize

: Found in Translation

: Remembering the Story

: YoungIFOA

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Laila Lalami

Supported by Simon & Schuster Canada

Laila Lalami (Morocco/USA) was born and raised in Morocco. She attended Université Mohammed-V in Rabat, University College in London and the University of Southern California, where she earned a PhD in linguistics. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times and Newsweek. She is the recipient of a British Council Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship and a Lannan Foundation Residency Fellowship. She is currently an associate professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside. Lalami presents The Moor’s Account, a sweeping historical saga of a young man’s journey from successful merchant to slave to triumphant survivor. READING: Wednesday, October 29, 7:30pm. FDT READING: Thursday, October 30, 7:30pm. BRG

Lois Leveen

Supported by Random House of Canada

© John Melville Bishop

Lois Leveen (USA) is a novelist, poet, educator and historian. Her work has appeared in numerous literary and scholarly journals, such as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, Bitch Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic and on NPR. Leveen gives talks about writing and history at universities, museums and libraries around the United States. She presents Juliet’s Nurse, a reimagining of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet from the perspective of the nurse. READING: Sunday, October 26, 11am. LST

Yan Li

© Xu Chunying

Yan Li (China) was born in Beijing, where she worked as a teacher, translator and journalist before coming to Canada in 1987. She is the director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Waterloo and the coordinator of the Chineselanguage programme at Renison University College. She is also a bilingual author. Li presents her latest novel, Lily in the Snow, which provides a unique perspective on the universal tale of intergenerational conflict, and explores the Chinese immigrant experience in Canada with humour and insight. ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 26, 1pm. LST READING: Sunday, October 26, 4pm. SDT

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LEGEND BRG: Brigantine Room FDT: Fleck Dance Theatre LST: Lakeside Terrace Box Office/Info: 416-973-4000 ifoa.org

SDT: Studio Theatre


Emily Lindin Supported by Wattpad

Emily Lindin (USA) is the founder of The UnSlut Project, which counters sexual bullying and slut-shaming in our schools, communities, media and culture by offering support and a space to share stories. Now a Harvard graduate pursuing her PhD in California, Emily started The UnSlut Project by publishing her own middle school diary entries, which document her young experience with slut-shaming, on Wattpad. Emily has been featured sharing her story on ABC with Katie Couric, CNN with Brooke Baldwin, Al Jazeera America and in many magazines and blogs, including The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post and The Observer. ROUND TABLE: Thursday, October 30, 7:30pm. LST

Ann-Marie MacDonald Ann-Marie MacDonald (Canada) is an internationally bestselling author, actor, playwright and broadcaster. Her debut novel, Fall on Your Knees, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and has been translated into 19 languages. Her second novel, The Way the Crow Flies, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and a Lambda Literary Award. MacDonald presents her highly anticipated new novel, Adult Onset, a powerful drama about motherhood, the dark undercurrents of family life and the power and pressures of love.

© Guntar Kravis

READING/INTERVIEW: Friday, October 31, 7pm. FDT

David Macfarlane David Macfarlane (Canada) has won numerous National Magazine and National Newspaper awards. His novel Summer Gone was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and won the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award. His most recent novel, The Figures of Beauty, was met with great acclaim. He currently writes a weekly column in the Toronto Star. Macfarlane presents his memoir, The Danger Tree: Memory, War, and the Search for a Family’s Past, which won the Canadian Authors Association Award for Non-Fiction. Weaving together the major events of the 20th century in Newfoundland, Macfarlane brings this storied region to life with wit, insight and affection. READING: Saturday, October 25, 4pm. SDT ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 1, 4pm. BRG

: CBC@IFOA

: Door Prize

: Found in Translation

: Remembering the Story

: YoungIFOA

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Lee Maracle Lee Maracle (Canada) has been published in anthologies and scholarly journals worldwide, and is the author of a number of critically acclaimed novels and works of non-fiction. She was born in North Vancouver and is a member of the Stó:l¯o Nation. She is currently an instructor at both the University of Toronto and Banff Centre for the Arts, and has received the Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work promoting writing among Aboriginal youth. Maracle presents her latest novel, Celia’s Song, which chronicles one Native family’s harrowing experiences over several generations, after tthe brutality, interference and neglect resulting from contact with Europeans. ROUND TABLE: Friday, October 31, 7:30pm. SDT READING: Saturday, November 1, 5pm. LST

Valerie Martin

© Jerry Bauer

Valerie Martin (USA) is the author of nine novels, including Trespass, Italian Fever, The Great Divorce, Mary Reilly and the 2003 Orange Prize for Fiction winner, Property. She has also published three collections of short fiction. Martin presents The Ghost of Mary Celeste, a captivating, atmospheric piece of historical fiction. In 1872, the American merchant vessel Mary Celeste was discovered adrift off the coast of Spain, her cargo intact but the crew gone. They were never found. This maritime mystery lies at the centre of an intricate narrative branching through the highest levels of late 19th-century literary society. ROUND TABLE: Wednesday, October 29, 5:30pm. SDT

Eimear McBride

Supported by Simon & Schuster Canada

© Jemma Mickleburgh

Eimear McBride (UK) is a critically acclaimed debut novelist from Ireland. She presents A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, which won the 2013 Goldsmith’s Prize and the 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. The novel explores a young woman’s relationship with her brother, the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour and her sexual awakening, all told in a stream-of-consciousness style that drops the reader directly into the protagonist’s mind. READING: Wednesday, October 29, 7:30pm. FDT

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LEGEND BRG: Brigantine Room FDT: Fleck Dance Theatre LST: Lakeside Terrace Box Office/Info: 416-973-4000 ifoa.org

SDT: Studio Theatre


John McFetridge John McFetridge (Canada) is the author of Dirty Sweet, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere and Swap. He became fascinated with crime while attending a murder trial at age 12 with his police officer brother. McFetridge has also co-written a short story collection, Below the Line, and wrote for the CBS/CTV television series The Bridge. He lives in Toronto with his family. He presents Black Rock, an artfully told police procedural set in Montreal in 1970. Set against actual historical events, it is both a compelling page-turner and an accomplished novel. ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 26, 4pm. BRG ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 1, 7:30pm. LST

Valerie Miles Valerie Miles (USA) is a writer, translator, editor and co-founder of Granta en español. She worked first as Publishing Director at Emecé Editores (Planeta) before moving to Alfaguara (Santillana), where she founded The New York Review of Books classics collection in Spanish. She presents a reading from the highly acclaimed anthology A Thousand Forests in One Acorn, which she curated. The collection brings together writing by 28 of the most important Spanish-language authors of the 20th century and includes original interviews with each author conducted by Miles.

© Nina Subin

ROUND TABLE: Host/Moderator. Saturday, October 25, 1pm. BRG READING: Sunday, October 26, 4pm. SDT

Marla R. Miller

Supported by Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill

Marla R. Miller (USA) is a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and directs the Public History programme. She has won the Organization of American Historians’ Lerner-Scott Prize for the best dissertation in Women’s History and the Walter Muir Whitehill Prize in Colonial History. Miller presents Betsy Ross and the Making of America, a finalist for the Cundill Prize in History at McGill University. A scholarly biography of the much-misunderstood early American craftswoman who created the American flag, Betsy Ross pieces together the fascinating life of this beloved figure. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 1, 2pm. BRG

: CBC@IFOA

: Door Prize

: Found in Translation

: Remembering the Story

: YoungIFOA

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Jessica Moore Jessica Moore (Canada) is an author and translator. She is a former Lannan writer in residence and winner of a PEN Translation Fund Grant for her translation of Turkana Boy, a poetic novel by Jean-François Beauchemin. Moore’s first collection of poems, Everything, now, was published in 2012. She is also a songwriter: her debut album, Beautiful in Red, was released in 2013. Moore is the English translator of French author Maylis de Kerangal’s Birth of a Bridge. She presents the book alongside its author. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 25, 1pm. LST

Fuminori Nakamura Supported by Japan Foundation (Toronto)

Fuminori Nakamura (Japan) is a graduate of Fukushima University. He has won numerous prizes for his writing, including the Oe Prize, Japan’s largest literary award, and the prestigious Akutagawa Prize. The Thief, his first novel to be translated into English, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Translated from the Japanese by Allison Markin Powell, Nakamura presents Last Winter We Parted, winner of the 2014 David L. Goodis Award for Noir Fiction. Nakamura’s novel is a dark and twisted house of mirrors that philosophically explores the violence of aesthetics and the horrors of identity. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 25, 1pm. BRG READING: Sunday, October 26, 4pm. SDT

Ellen van Neerven

Supported by Australia Council for the Arts and Melbourne Writers Festival

Ellen van Neerven (Australia) is a writer of Aboriginal and Dutch descent whose work has appeared in many publications, including The Best of McSweeney’s, Voiceworks and Review of Australian Fiction. She currently lives in Brisbane where she works as an editor for the black&write! project at the State Library of Queensland. Van Neerven presents her debut novel and the winner of the 2013 David Unaipon Award, Heat and Light. Divided into three sections, it is inspired by the intersection of familial history, location and identity, and takes readers on a journey that is mythical, mystical and still achingly real. ROUND TABLE: Friday, October 31, 7:30pm. SDT

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LEGEND BRG: Brigantine Room FDT: Fleck Dance Theatre LST: Lakeside Terrace Box Office/Info: 416-973-4000 ifoa.org

SDT: Studio Theatre


Peter C. Newman Supported by Simon & Schuster Canada

Peter C. Newman (Canada) has been writing about Canadian politics for nearly half a century, and his Renegade in Power revolutionized Canadian political reporting with its controversial “insiders-tell-all” approach. His books have sold over two million copies, garnering such prestigious literary awards as the Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize. A former editor-in-chief of the Toronto Star and Maclean’s, Newman has been honoured with a National Newspaper Award for Feature Writing and multiple National Magazine awards. Newman is a Companion of the Order of Canada and has been elected to the News Hall of Fame. A CELEBRATION: Sunday, November 2, 3pm. LST

David Nicholls

Supported by HarperCollins Canada

David Nicholls (UK) is the author of the bestselling One Day, adapted into a film staring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. Trained as an actor before making the switch to writing, Nicholls’ previous novels include Starter for Ten, which was adapted into a film starring James McAvoy, and The Understudy. Nicholls presents his latest novel, Us, a witty and authentic meditation on what holds marriages and families together—and what we learn about ourselves when everything falls apart.

© Kristofer Samuelsson

READING/INTERVIEW: Saturday, November 1, 4:30pm. FDT

Susin Nielsen Susin Nielsen (Canada) has written for the popular television series Degrassi Junior High and penned four of the Degrassi books. She is the recipient of two Canadian Screenwriter awards and a Gemini Award. Her novel Word Nerd, was a finalist for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award and won several prestigious prizes, including the Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award. Nielsen presents her Governor General’s Literary Award- and Forest of Reading® Red Maple™ Fiction Award-winning book, The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larson, which is the diary of a young boy who begins writing after a devastating family event. YOUNGIFOA: Friday, October 24, 10:30am. SDT

: CBC@IFOA

: Door Prize

: Found in Translation

: Remembering the Story

: YoungIFOA

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Shelly Oria

Supported by Random House of Canada

© T Kira Madden

Shelly Oria (USA/Israel) is an award-winning debut author who earned her MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College. A MacDowell Fellow in 2012, Oria curates the series Sweet! Actors Reading Writers in the East Village and teaches fiction at Pratt Institute. She presents her short story collection, New York 1, Tel Aviv 0, with stories about existential strangeness, otherworldliness and the search for belonging. READING: Saturday, October 25, 3pm. BRG READING/INTERVIEW: Sunday, October 26, 2pm. SDT

Alison Pick

© Emma Lee Photography

Alison Pick (Canada) is the author of Far to Go, which was longlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize, won the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Fiction and was named a Top 10 of 2010 Book by NOW Magazine and the Toronto Star. She is also a noted poet. Pick presents her moving and unforgettable memoir, Between Gods, which explores family secrets and the rediscovered past. READING/INTERVIEW: Sunday, October 26, 2pm. SDT ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 2, 12pm. SDT

Stephen R. Platt

Supported by Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill

© Michael Lionstar

Stephen R. Platt (USA) received his PhD in Chinese history at Yale and teaches Chinese history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the author of Provincial Patriots: The Hunanese and Modern China. His work has been supported by the Fulbright programme, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation. Platt presents his 2012 Cundill Prize-winning book, Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War, in which he recounts the 19th-century Taiping conflict in China, perhaps the bloodiest civil war of all time. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 1, 2pm. BRG

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Kate Pullinger

Supported by Random House of Canada

Kate Pullinger (Canada) is the author of 10 novels, including The Mistress of Nothing, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction. Her prize-winning digital fiction projects Inanimate Alice and Flight Paths: A Networked Novel have reached audiences around the world. Born in Cranbrook, BC, she is currently Professor of Creative Writing and Digital Media at Bath Spa University. Pullinger presents Landing Gear, a highly imaginative story of colliding worlds and extraordinary connections. Inspired by real-life accounts of airplane stowaways, the novel chronicles the complex texture of modern life.

© Bath Spa University

ROUND TABLE: Friday, October 31, 7:30pm. LST READING: Saturday, November 1, 3pm. LST

Sina Queyras

Supported by Coach House Books

Sina Queyras (Canada) is the author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning Lemon Hound, Expressway (shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award) and the novel Autobiography of Childhood (shortlisted for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award). She often writes for the Poetry Foundation and runs the online journal Lemon Hound. She has taught creative writing at Rutgers, Haverford and Concordia University in Montreal, where she now resides. Queyras presents her latest work, a devastating, cheeky and allusive poetry collection called MxT, or “Memory x Time,” which is a formula she posits as a way to measure grief.

© Stephanie Fysh

READING: Wednesday, October 29, 7:30pm. LST ROUND TABLE: Thursday, October 30, 7:30pm. LST

Nino Ricci Nino Ricci’s (Canada) first novel, Lives of the Saints, garnered international acclaim and won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction and the Books in Canada First Novel Award. His work has been shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and in 2006, Ricci was named the inaugural winner of the Alistair MacLeod Award for Literary Achievement. Ricci presents The Origin of Species, the story of an unexceptional man who is haunted by an extraordinary experience in the Galapagos Islands, the consequences of which threaten to upend the precarious balance of his ordinary life.

© Paul-Antoine Taillefer

ROUND TABLE: Wednesday, October 29, 5:30pm. SDT

: CBC@IFOA

: Door Prize

: Found in Translation

: Remembering the Story

: YoungIFOA

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Simon Rich

Supported by Hachette Book Group Canada

© Melissa Fuller

Simon Rich (USA) is the author of three short story collections: The Last Girlfriend on Earth, Ant Farm and Free-Range Chickens. He has also written two novels, Elliot Allagash and What in God’s Name. His work appears frequently in The New Yorker and he was one of the youngest writers ever hired on Saturday Night Live. Rich presents his latest, Spoiled Brats, a surreal, shrewd and hilarious collection of stories culled from the front lines of the millennial culture wars. ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 26, 3pm. FDT

Eliza Robertson

Supported by Penguin Group (Canada)

Eliza Robertson (Canada) studied creative writing at the University of Victoria, then pursued her MA in prose fiction at the University of East Anglia, where she received a Man Booker Scholarship and the Curtis Brown Prize for best writer. She was a finalist for the 2013 CBC Short Story Prize, won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for “We Walked on Water,” and her short story “My Sister Sang” was shortlisted for the 2013 Journey Prize. Robertson presents her debut collection, Wallflowers, a quirky and masterful bouquet that smashes stereotypes and shows us remarkable new ways of experiencing the world. READING: Friday, October 31, 7:30pm. BRG ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 2, 2pm. BRG

Marilynne Robinson Supported by HarperCollins Canada

Marilynne Robinson (USA) is the author of the novels Home, Gilead (winner of the Pulitzer Prize) and Housekeeping, and four books of non-fiction (When I Was a Child I Read Books, Mother Country, The Death of Adam and Absence of Mind). She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Robinson presents Lila, an unforgettable story of a girlhood living on the fringes of society in fear, awe and wonder. READING/INTERVIEW: Friday, October 24, 7:30pm. FDT

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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, and several Inspector Banks novels have been adapted for television. He presents the 22nd book in the DCI Banks series, Abattoir Blues, which sees Banks heading an investigation into the bizarre disappearance of two local boys.

© Niall McDiarmid

READING: Saturday, October 25, 4pm. FDT ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 26, 4pm. BRG

Michael Robotham Supported by Australia Council for the Arts

Michael Robotham (Australia) started his career as a journalist, but then became a ghostwriter, writing many bestselling autobiographies in collaboration with politicians, pop stars, psychologists and adventurers. His novels have been translated into 23 languages. He is a two-time winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Australia’s Crime Novel of the Year and has twice been shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers Association Steel Dagger and once for the CWA’s acclaimed Gold Dagger award. Robotham presents Life or Death, the heart-stopping story of one man’s escape from prison the day before he’s due to be released.

© Tony Mott

ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 26, 4pm. BRG READING: Tuesday, October 28, 7:30pm. LST

Claire Holden Rothman Supported by Penguin Group (Canada)

Claire Holden Rothman (Canada) is the author of two story collections and a bestselling novel, The Heart Specialist, longlisted for the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize and published in six countries. Her translation of Canada’s first novel, L’influence d’un livre (The Influence of a Book) by Philippe-Ignace François Aubert de Gaspé, won the John Glassco Translation Prize. She lives in Montreal with playwright Arthur Holden. Rothman presents My October, a masterful tale of a modern family torn apart by the power of language and the weight of history.

© Arthur Holden

ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 1, 7:30pm. LST READING: Sunday, November 2, 12pm. BRG

: CBC@IFOA

: Door Prize

: Found in Translation

: Remembering the Story

: YoungIFOA

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John Ralston Saul John Ralston Saul (Canada) is one of the country’s leading public intellectuals. Saul has received many awards, including Chile’s prestigious Pablo Neruda Medal of Honour. He is International President of PEN International and has published 14 works, which have been translated into 25 languages. Saul presents The Comeback: How Aboriginals are Reclaiming Power and Influence, which presents a powerful portrait of Aboriginal life in Canada in contrast to the perceived failings often portrayed in the media. ROUND TABLE: Tuesday, October 28, 7:30pm. BRG

Jacob Scheier Jacob Scheier (Canada/USA/Israel) is a poet and journalist from Toronto. His debut collection, More To Keep Us Warm, won the 2008 Governor General’s Award for Englishlanguage Poetry. Scheier’s poems have been published in literary journals and magazines across North America, including Descant, Geist and Rattle, and have been heard on CBC Radio. He presents his latest collection, Letter from Brooklyn, in which he explores themes of love, loss, history, identity, protest and popular culture. Scheier moves from the inner worlds of grief and love to form a poetic dialect between the familial and the historical. READING: Saturday, October 25, 2pm. SDT READING: Saturday, November 1, 7:30pm. BRG

Diane Schoemperlen Supported by Biblioasis

© Joanne Page

Diane Schoemperlen (Canada) has published several collections of short fiction and three novels. Her short story collection The Man of My Dreams was shortlisted for both the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Trillium Book Award. In 2008, she received the Marian Engel Award from the Writers’ Trust of Canada. Schoemperlen presents By the Book: Stories and Pictures, a sequel to her Governor General’s Award-winning Forms of Devotion, in which she pieces together fragments from old encyclopedias in the form of verbal and visual collage, breathing new life into the old forgotten texts. READING: Saturday, November 1, 5pm. SDT ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 2, 2pm. BRG

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Zhanjun Shi

Supported by Confucius Institute at the University of Waterloo

Zhanjun Shi (China) holds a PhD in Literature and was a professor and Vice Dean of the Literature department at Shandong University. He has also served as the Vice Dean for Lu Xun Literature of the Chinese Writers Association, Vice Chair for the Chinese Novels Association and is a board member of the Chinese Contemporary Literary Research Association. His publications include Soul of Literature, Shattered Time and Late Night Notes Before the End of the Century. Shi currently works as the chief editor for People’s Literature and the English editor for Pathlight. ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 26, 1pm. LST

Johanna Skibsrud Supported by Penguin Group (Canada)

Johanna Skibsrud (Canada) is the award-winning author of two collections of poetry and one short story collection, This Will Be Difficult to Explain and Other Stories. Her debut novel, The Sentimentalists, was awarded the 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Skibsrud presents her latest novel, Quartet for the End of Time. Set in 1932, it is a profound mediation on human nature that follows embittered WWI veterans who march on Washington to demand their wartime bonus.

© Kristin Skibsrud Ross

ROUND TABLE: Tuesday, October 28, 7:30pm. BRG ROUND TABLE: Friday, October 31, 7:30pm. LST

Carrie Snyder Carrie Snyder (Canada) is the author of two books of short fiction. Her first, Hair Hat, was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award for short fiction, and her second, The Juliet Stories, was a finalist for the 2012 Governor General’s Literary Award. Snyder lives in Waterloo, Ontario and blogs as Obscure CanLit Mama. She presents Girl Runner. Part historical page-turner, part contemporary mystery, it is an engaging and endearing story about family, ambition, athletics and the dedicated pursuit of one’s passions. READING: Saturday, November 1, 5pm. LST ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 2, 2pm. FDT

: CBC@IFOA

: Door Prize

: Found in Translation

: Remembering the Story

: YoungIFOA

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Adam Sol Adam Sol (Canada/USA) is the author of three previous books, including Jeremiah, Ohio, a novel in poems that was shortlisted for Ontario’s Trillium Award for Poetry, and Crowd of Sounds, which won the award in 2004. He has published fiction, scholarly essays and reviews for The Walrus, The Globe and Mail and many others. He is an associate professor of English at Laurentian University’s campus in Barrie. Sol presents Complicity, an intimate, experimental and outlandish collection that focuses on the inescapable troubling structures that determine our lives. READING: Saturday, October 25, 2pm. SDT ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 26, 12pm. SDT

Martin Solotruk Martin Solotruk (Slovakia) was born in Bratislava in 1970. His first book of poetry, Tichévojny, won a Slovak Literary Fund award. His poems have appeared in numerous international anthologies, and he has read at festivals and events around the world. He also translates poetry from English, for which he has won several awards. Solotruk is Director of Ars Poetica International, a poetry festival and publishing house. He presents Lovestory: Agens and Patient, a collection of poetry that charts no particular relationship, but rather, semiotic relations of objects and signs perceived through the lens of a love relationship. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 25, 11am. LST READING: Sunday, October 26, 4pm. SDT

Robin Stevenson Supported by Orca Book Publishers

Robin Stevenson (Canada) is the author of more than a dozen books for children and teens. Her work has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize. She lives in British Columbia with her family. Stevenson presents her Forest of Reading® Silver Birch® Fiction Award-winning book, Record Breaker. Set in 1963, it is the story of a young boy who is convinced that setting a world record will bring his parents back to their senses after the SIDS death of his baby sister. YOUNGIFOA: Thursday, October 23, 10:30am. SDT

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Gonçalo M. Tavares Supported by Instituto Camões

Gonçalo M. Tavares (Portugal) was born in Luanda, Angola. He has published numerous books since 2001 and has been awarded an impressive number of literary prizes, including the José Saramago Literary Prize in 2005. He was also awarded the Prêmio Portugal Telecom de Literatura em Língua Portuguesa 2007 for Jerusalem. Tavares presents the final installment in the “Kingdom” cycle, A Man: Klaus Klamp, a harrowing portrait of a man without values, making his way through a world almost as immoral. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, October 25, 1pm. BRG

Marcel Theroux

Supported by HarperCollins Canada

Marcel Theroux (UK) is the author of four previous novels: A Blow to the Heart, A Stranger in the Earth, The Paperchase (winner of the 2002 Somerset Maugham Award) and Far North, which was shortlisted for the prestigious National Book Award. He lives in London. He presents his latest novel, the literary thriller Strange Bodies, a taut, edge-ofyour-seat tale that asks whether (one way or another) we can live on after death. READING: Tuesday, October 28, 7:30pm. SDT READING: Wednesday, October 29, 7:30pm. LST

Matthew Thomas

Supported by Simon & Schuster Canada

Matthew Thomas (USA) was born in the Bronx and grew up in Queens. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he has an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine, where he received the Graduate Essay Award. Thomas presents his riveting debut novel, We Are Not Ourselves, which charts the story of the American Century through one Irish-American family, particularly the promise of domestic bliss and economic prosperity that captured hearts and minds after WWII. READING: Saturday, October 25, 4pm. FDT ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 26, 12pm. SDT

: CBC@IFOA

: Door Prize

: Found in Translation

: Remembering the Story

: YoungIFOA

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Kim Thúy

Supported by Random House of Canada

© Vu Quang

Kim Thúy (Canada) has worked as a seamstress, interpreter, lawyer and restaurant owner. Her debut novel, Ru, won the Governor General’s Award for French-language Fiction, and the English edition was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Thúy presents Mãn, a story about a woman who, upon discovering that she is a natural chef, creates dishes that are suffused with memory and emotion. READING: Thursday, October 30, 7:30pm. SDT READING: Saturday, November 1, 5pm. SDT

Anna Todd Supported by Wattpad

Anna Todd (USA) is the first-time author of the After trilogy. After discovering the social media platform Wattpad, Todd started writing and sharing her trilogy, which would go on to become a global phenomenon. To date, she has over 900 million reads on the three-part series and nearly 1 million followers across her social media networks. Through Wattpad, she signed a publishing deal with Gallery Books and is currently working with UTA on a film adaptation. She lives in Austin, Texas. ROUND TABLE: Thursday, October 30, 7:30pm. LST

Miriam Toews

© Carol Loewen

Miriam Toews (Canada) is the author of five previous novels: Summer of My Amazing Luck, A Boy of Good Breeding, A Complicated Kindness (winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction), The Flying Troutmans (winner of the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize) and Irma Voth, and one work of non-fiction, Swing Low: A Life. She presents All My Puny Sorrows, the riveting story of two sisters. This at once tender and unquiet novel offers a profound reflection on the limits of love, and the sometimes unimaginable challenges we experience when childhood becomes a new country of adult commitments and responsibilities. READING: Friday, October 31, 7:30pm. BRG ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 1, 3pm. SDT

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Colm Tóibín

Supported by Random House of Canada

Colm Tóibín (Ireland) is the award-winning author of seven internationally acclaimed novels, including the Booker finalist The Blackwater Lightship, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award winner The Master and the Costa Novel Award winner Brooklyn. Tóibín presents his latest novel, Nora Webster. Set in a small town in Ireland in the 1960s, it is the compelling tale of a too-young widow and mother of four who moves from grief, fear and longing to unexpected discovery.

© Steve Pyke

READING/INTERVIEW: Friday, October 24, 7:30pm. FDT

Christos Tsiolkas

Supported by Australia Council for the Arts

Christos Tsiolkas (Australia) is an author, playwright, essayist and screenwriter. His novel The Slap won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal and the Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Tsiolkas presents his fifth novel, Barracuda, a moving story about a talented young swimmer’s struggle towards maturity.

© Zoe Ali

READING: Thursday, October 30, 7:30pm. BRG ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 1, 7:30pm. SDT

Rebecca Upjohn Rebecca Upjohn (Canada) has worked as an architectural photographer, sheep farmhand, bookstore helper and, more recently, a writer and film producer for an independent short film for children called The Go Cart. She is the author of the picture books Lily and the Paper Man and Patrick’s Wish. Upjohn presents The Secret of the Village Fool, which is based on the true story of Anton, an unlikely hero who saved a family and two orphan girls from capture by the Nazis during WWII.

© Emmett Snyder

YOUNGIFOA: Thursday, October 23, 12:30pm. SDT

: CBC@IFOA

: Door Prize

: Found in Translation

: Remembering the Story

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Richard Wagamese Supported by Random House of Canada

© Linda McRae

Richard Wagamese (Canada) is the author of 12 previous novels, including Keeper’n Me and Indian Horse, a recent Canada Reads finalist. He is also the author of several acclaimed memoirs, including the bestselling One Native Life and One Story, One Song, which won the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. He leads writing and storytelling workshops across the country, and makes frequent appearances as a speaker. Wagamese presents Medicine Walk. Set in the dramatic landscape of the BC Interior, it is a novel about love, friendship, courage and the idea that the land has, within it, powers of healing. READING: Thursday, October 30, 7:30pm. BRG READING: Saturday, November 1, 7:30pm. SDT

Russell Wangersky Supported by House of Anansi Press

Russell Wangersky (Canada) is a writer, editor and columnist. He has written five books, including Whirl Away, a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and winner of the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, and Burning Down the House: Fighting Fires and Losing Myself, a winner of the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. He works at the St. John’s Telegram as the editorial page editor. Wangersky presents Walt, a dark, psychological thriller about a grocery store cleaner who is pursued by police detectives unsatisfied with the answers he’s given about his wife’s disappearance. ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 26, 12pm. SDT READING: Tuesday, October 28, 7:30pm. SDT

Sarah Waters

Supported by Random House of Canada

© Charlie Hopkinson

Sarah Waters (UK) is the bestselling author of five previous novels: Tipping the Velvet, Affinity, Fingersmith, The Night Watch and The Little Stranger. Winner of many literary awards, she has been shortlisted for both the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize. She lives in London. Waters presents The Paying Guests, a masterful novel of brilliant storytelling, sensuality and psychological suspense set in post-WWI London. READING/INTERVIEW: Saturday, November 1, 2:30pm. FDT

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Louise Welsh

Supported by Hachette Book Group Canada

Louise Welsh (UK) is the author of six highly acclaimed novels, including The Cutting Room and The Girl on the Stairs. She has been the recipient of the John Creasy Memorial Dagger and the Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award, among others. She has also produced many short stories and articles, and written for radio and the stage, including a libretto for opera. Welsh presents A Lovely Way to Burn, the first novel in the Plague Times trilogy. This chilling, tense and utterly compelling thriller chronicles the sweep of “The Sweats” pandemic.

© Steve Lindbridge

READING: Tuesday, October 28, 7:30pm. LST ROUND TABLE: Wednesday, October 29, 7:30pm. SDT ARTIST TALK: Thursday, October 30, 6pm. SDT

Rudy Wiebe

Supported by Random House of Canada

Rudy Wiebe (Canada) is a novelist, short story writer and essayist. He has been the recipient of many awards, including the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction for both The Temptations of Big Bear and for A Discovery of Strangers, as well as the RBC Taylor Prize for his memoir, Of This Earth. Wiebe is also an Officer of the Order of Canada. He presents his first novel in 11 years, the lyrical masterwork Come Back. Inspired by his life, it is a rare and beautiful novel about the humanity of living and dying.

© J.D. Sloan

ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 1, 3pm. SDT ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 2, 12pm. SDT

Kathleen Winter Supported by Biblioasis

Kathleen Winter’s (Canada) debut novel, Annabel, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the three biggest fiction prizes in Canada. It won the Thomas Head Raddall Fiction Award and an Independent Literary Award, and was a 2014 Canada Reads selection. Her first story collection, boYs, also won numerous Canadian awards. She presents The Freedom in American Songs, her new story collection, and Boundless, a highly personal account of her journey across the Northwest Passage.

© Jessica Auer

READING: Wednesday, October 29, 7:30pm. FDT READING: Thursday, October 30, 7:30pm. SDT READING: Friday, October 31, 7:30pm. BRG

: CBC@IFOA

: Door Prize

: Found in Translation

: Remembering the Story

: YoungIFOA

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Michael Winter

© Stephen Crocker

Michael Winter (Canada) is the author of numerous acclaimed novels, including The Architects Are Here, which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and The Death of Donna Whalen, which was nominated for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. He is also the recipient of the Writers’ Trust Notable Author Award. Winter presents his non-fiction debut, Into the Blizzard: Walking the Fields of the Newfoundland Dead, a uniquely gripping account of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment who were all but annihilated 100 years ago during the Battle of the Somme in WWI. ROUND TABLE: Saturday, November 1, 4pm. BRG ROUND TABLE: Sunday, November 2, 2pm. FDT

Tim Winton

Supported by HarperCollins Canada

Tim Winton (Australia) is the bestselling author of Cloudstreet, The Riders and Dirt Music, among many other books. He has won the Miles Franklin Award four times and has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Winton presents Eyrie, a thrilling and vertigo-inducing morality tale about a man struggling to accomplish good in a fallen world. READING: Saturday, October 25, 4pm. FDT ROUND TABLE: Sunday, October 26, 12pm. FDT

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INTERVIEWERS/MODERATORS/HOSTS Siri Agrell (Canada) is a Toronto-based writer and communications strategist. She served as Deputy Director of Communications to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne after working for more than a decade as a reporter for publications like The Globe and Mail, National Post and Ottawa Citizen. 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.

Bert Archer (Canada) is a writer for the National Post, The Globe and Mail, 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. Archer also spent this past April visiting the battlefields of Nord-Pas de Calais and Normandy, and July retracing WWI’s first steps in the Balkans.

Linwood Barclay (Canada) is a former columnist for the Toronto Star and the internationally bestselling author of 11 critically acclaimed novels, including A Tap on the Window, Fear the Worst, Too Close to Home and Trust Your Eyes, which has been optioned for film. He lives near Toronto with his wife and has two grown children. His new novel, No Safe House, debuted at #1 on The Globe and Mail bestseller list.

Š Bill Taylor

Toronto writer and critic Steven W. Beattie (Canada) is the review editor for Quill & Quire. His writing has appeared in the National Post, The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Canadian Notes & Queries and elsewhere. He maintains the literary website That Shakespearean Rag (www.shakespeareanrag.com).

Jared Bland (Canada) is the Arts editor of The Globe and Mail.

: CBC@IFOA

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: Found in Translation

: Remembering the Story

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INTERVIEWERS/MODERATORS/HOSTS Catherine Bush (Canada) is the author of four novels: Amazon.ca Best Book Accusation, the Trillium Award-shortlisted Claire’s Head, The Rules of Engagement (which was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book) and Minus Time. Her non-fiction has appeared in the anthology The Heart Does Break and elsewhere. She coordinates the University of Guelph Creative Writing MFA.

Jonathan Campbell (Canada) is the author of Red Rock: The Long, Strange March of Chinese Rock & Roll and a former resident of Beijing, where he was a writer, promoter, producer, manager and drummer. He lives in Toronto, where he works in the arts and culture industry. © Henry Campbell II

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. Follow her on Twitter @susangcole.

© Dennis Lee

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. Cormorant has won the Libris Award for Small Press three times in their eight nominations over the past 12 years. At Cormorant, Côté has acquired and edited many award-nominated books.

Richard Crouse (Canada) is a regular film critic for CTV’s Canada AM. He is also the author of six books on pop culture history and writes two weekly columns for Metro newspaper.

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INTERVIEWERS/MODERATORS/HOSTS Lewis DeSoto’s (Canada) latest novel is The Restoration Artist. An artist as well as a writer, he has exhibited his paintings across Canada. A former editor of the Literary Review of Canada, DeSoto has published essays and short stories in numerous journals, and was awarded the Books in Canada/Writers’ Union Short Prose Award. His novel A Blade of Grass was nominated for the Man Booker Prize, the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize and the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. He is also the author of a biography of Emily Carr, part of the Extraordinary Canadians series.

Farzana Doctor’s (Canada) first novel, Stealing Nasreen, received critical acclaim and was nominated for 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. Doctor’s most recent novel, Six Metres of Pavement, is about a man who struggles to continue living after his daughter’s tragic death.

Brian Francis’ (Canada) most recent novel, Natural Order, was selected by the Toronto Star, Kobo and Georgia Straight as a Best Book of 2011. His first novel, Fruit, was a 2009 Canada Reads finalist. © Paula Wilson

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. He is the author of a book of memoirs, Stories About Storytellers.

Rachel Giese (Canada) is a Toronto journalist. She has worked as an editor at The Grid, The Walrus and Chatelaine, and her writing has been nominated for multiple National Magazine awards.

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INTERVIEWERS/MODERATORS/HOSTS Cynthia Good (Canada) has been in the publishing industry for almost 35 years. She was the first Editorial Director of Penguin Group (Canada) before becoming President and Publisher. When she resigned, she joined Humber College, where she developed the Creative Book Publishing Program. Recently, she stepped down from that position to take on the newly created role of Director, Student & Industry Initiatives. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Humber Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Arbor Award from the University of Toronto for outstanding volunteer service. 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. His debut novel, Harmless, will be published in May by McClelland & Stewart.

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 poems and essays have been published widely in Canada, as well as in the US and Australia. She currently works as a freelance editor of fiction and non-fiction and advises on poetry acquisitions for Brick Books.

Sheila Heti (Canada) is the author of five books, most recently the novel How Should a Person Be? which was a New York Times Notable Book. Her work has been published in The London Review of Books, n+1, Harper’s, The New York Times and The Believer. She lives in Toronto. © Sylvia Plachy

© Ayelet Tsabari

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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’ most recent work was her haunting memoir, Nocturn, which offered an exploration of her grief after the sudden death of her younger brother, Martin.

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INTERVIEWERS/MODERATORS/HOSTS Mary Ito (Canada) has had a long history of broadcasting, most recently as host of CBC’s Living in Toronto. She worked at TVOntario for five years as host of a daily talk show called More to Life, which covered an eclectic range of topics in health, education, arts and culture, business and family issues. She also worked at Global TV as the anchor of a daily health report called Health Matters.

Andrew Kaufman (Canada) was born in the town of Wingham, Ontario. This is the same town that Alice Munro was born in, which makes him the second best writer from a town of three thousand. He attended F.E. Madill High School. His is the author of Born Weird, All My Friends are Superheros, The Waterproof Bible and the short story collection Selected Business Correspondence. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two kids.

Mark Kingwell (Canada) is an award-winning professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto and a contributing editor of Harper’s in New York. His many books include the national bestsellers Better Living, The World We Want, Concrete Reveries and Glenn Gould. His essays have appeared in, among others, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Utne Reader, BookForum, Adbusters, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Queen’s Quarterly and The Walrus. Kingwell’s most recent books are the essay collection Unruly Voices and two illustrated pamphlets, Frank’s Motel and Democracy’s Gift.

© Owen Egan

Christopher Manfredi (Canada) is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at McGill University. He is an authority on the role of the judiciary in democratic societies. His research focuses on political institutions, the political impact of rights litigation and the dynamics of constitutional change. He is the author of a number of books, including Feminist Activism in the Supreme Court: Legal Mobilization and the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund, which won the Canadian Law and Society Association’s annual Best Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Donner Prize.

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INTERVIEWERS/MODERATORS/HOSTS Poet Jacob McArthur Mooney’s (Canada) last collection, Folk, was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Trillium Book Award in Poetry. He curates and hosts the bi-weekly Pivot Reading Series in Toronto.

Ben McNally (Canada) is the proprietor of Ben McNally Books in downtown Toronto.

Mark Medley (Canada) is The Globe and Mail’s books editor. He was the books editor at the National Post for four years and co-edited the paper’s books blog, The Afterword. His work has appeared in publications across North America, including The Globe and Mail 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.

© Aleksandr Chekmenev

Alexander Motyl (USA) is a writer, painter and professor. He is the author of Whiskey Priest, Who Killed Andrei Warhol, Flippancy, The Jew Who Was Ukrainian, My Orchidia, Sweet Snow and Fall River. Motyl’s artwork has been exhibited in NYC, Philadelphia and Toronto and is on display at www.artsicle.com. He teaches political science at Rutgers University-Newark.

Evan Munday (Canada) is the author and illustrator of the Forest of Reading® Silver Birch®-nominated series of novels for young adults The Dead Kid Detective Agency. The second book in the series, Dial M for Morna, was released in late 2013. He works as a bookseller and does freelance work in publishing in Toronto. © Jenna Wakani

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© Sara Lefton

Grace O’Connell (Canada) is the author of Magnified World, a national bestseller and a Random House New Face of Fiction title. She writes a books column for This Magazine and her work has appeared in various publications and anthologies, including The Walrus, The Globe and Mail and Taddle Creek, where she also serves as Associate Editor. Grace was the recipient of the 2014 Canadian Authors Association Emerging Writer Award and teaches short fiction at the University of Toronto.

Carol Off (Canada) has been a host of CBC Radio’s As It Happens since 2006. Previously a documentary reporter for The National, she has extensive experience in both Canadian and international current affairs. Off is the author of several bestselling books of non-fiction, including The Ghosts of Medak Pocket: The Story of Canada’s Secret War, which won the prestigious Dafoe Foundation Award. She is also the recipient of numerous awards for her television and radio work, among them a Gemini and two gold medals from the New York Festival of Television.

Katrina Onstad’s (Canada) bestselling 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 in Drama at CBC TV. © Nancy Friedland

Andrew Pyper (Canada) is the author of six novels, most recently The Demonologist, which won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Hardcover Novel. His previous books include Lost Girls (a New York Times Notable Book), The Killing Circle (a New York Times Crime Novel of the Year) and The Guardians (a Globe and Mail Best Book). His forthcoming novel, The Damned, will be published in February 2015.

© Nikki Mills

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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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 Director of the Humber School for Writers. Linda Spalding (Canada) is the author of several novels and acclaimed works of non-fiction. Her novel The Purchase received the Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language Fiction. Spalding lives in Toronto, where she is an editor of Brick magazine. She is also a past recipient of the Harbourfront Festival Prize.

© Derek Shapton

In 2014, CBC called Ania Szado (Canada) one of “Ten Canadian Women You Need to Read.” Her bestselling novel Studio Saint-Ex has been acclaimed in Canada, the USA and Poland, and is forthcoming in Italy and Russia. Szado’s debut novel, Beginning of Was, was regionally shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. © Katrina Afonso

Eleanor Wachtel (Canada) is the host and co-founder of CBC Radio’s Writers & Company, and 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. Nathan Whitlock (Canada) is the author of the novel A Week of This. His writing and reviews have appeared in The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Toronto Life, Quill & Quire, Maisonneuve, Fashion and elsewhere.

© Curtis Lantinga

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Alissa York’s (Canada) internationally acclaimed novels include Mercy, Effigy (shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize) and Fauna (shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award). Her new novel, The Naturalist, is due out from Random House Canada in 2016. 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. York has lived all over Canada and now makes her home in Toronto with her husband, artist Clive Holden.

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INDEX OF PARTICIPANTS David Adams Richards 31, 32

Richard Crouse 74

Catherine Gildiner 26, 31, 46

Caroline Adderson 30, 32

Michael Crummey 31, 39

Robert Glancy 8, 30, 46

Siri Agrell 22, 23, 73

Nick Cutter 30, 40

Peter Goff 16

Julie Angus 30, 31, 32

Melissa Danaczko 15

Helle V. Goldman 46

Bert Archer 8, 25, 73

Tashi Dawa 12, 30, 40

Cynthia Good 23, 76

Martha Baillie 12, 30, 33

Jeffery Deaver 30, 40

Emily Gould 30, 47

Jars Balan 8, 25, 31, 33

Jacek Dehnel 30, 41

Marie-Pierre Gracedieu 16

Andrés Barba 12, 30, 33

Mehmet Demirtas 15

Catherine Graham 21, 30, 47

Linwood Barclay 22, 73

Lewis DeSoto 75

James Grainger 76

Shona Barrett 15

Farzana Doctor 75

J.L. Granatstein 8, 31, 47

Ted Barris 8, 30, 31, 34

Emma Donoghue 16, 31, 41

Charlotte Gray 8, 31, 48

Kevin Barry 28, 30, 34

Catherine Eccles 15

Helen Guri 76

Steven W. Beattie 73

James Ellroy 22, 30, 41

Lee Henderson 30, 31, 48

Jonas T. Bengtsson 12, 30, 34

Michael Enright 10

Chris Herschdorfer 16

Renné Benoit 28, 35

Ann Eriksson 30, 42, 45

Kari Hesthamar 30, 46, 48, 50

David Bergen 31, 35

George Fetherling 31, 42

Sheila Heti 23, 76

David Bezmozgis 16, 30, 35

Charles Foran 30, 31, 42

Anna Hope 8, 21, 30, 49

Tony Birch 24, 30, 36

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch 8, 25, 31, 43

C.C. Humphreys 22, 30, 49

Jared Bland 26, 73 Andrej Blatnik 12, 30, 36 Joseph Boyden 21, 26, 30, 36 John Boyne 27, 30, 37 Dionne Brand 20, 30, 37 Hugh Brewster 8, 31, 37 Catherine Bush 74 Jonathan Campbell 12, 74 Roch Carrier 22, 38, 49 Nicolás Casariego 12, 30, 38 Wayson Choy 30, 38 Susan G. Cole 23, 74 Karen Connelly 30, 39 Marc Côté 74 David Cronenberg 21, 39

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Caroline Fortin 15 Adam Foulds 8, 30, 43 Brian Francis 75 Esther Freud 30, 43 Elyse Friedman 30, 44 Damon Galgut 30, 44 Steven Galloway 30, 31, 44 Amy Gash 16 Roxane Gay 22, 30, 45 Gary Geddes 21, 30, 42, 45

Helen Humphreys 20, 76 Aislinn Hunter 31, 49 Nancy Huston 12, 30, 50 Marianne Ihlen 26, 46, 50 Frances Itani 8, 30, 50 Mary Ito 21, 77 Drago Janˇcar 12, 30, 51 Yucheng Jin 12, 30, 51 Julie Joosten 21, 30, 51 Andrew Kaufman 77

Ben George 16

Maylis de Kerangal 12, 17, 30, 52, 58

Jian Ghomeshi 21, 26, 30, 45

Joseph Kertes 52

Douglas Gibson 25, 75

Thomas King 24, 30, 31, 52

Rachel Giese 20, 75

Mark Kingwell 21, 77

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Karl Ove Knausgård 23, 53

Susin Nielsen 28, 59

Martin Solotruk 12, 18, 30, 66

Sarah Knight 17

Anne-Solange Noble 17

Linda Spalding 20, 80

Bohdan Kordan 8, 25, 31, 53

Grace O’Connell 79

Mite Stefoski 18

Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer 30, 53

Carol Off 8, 14, 20, 21, 79

David Stevenson 10

Laila Lalami 30, 54

Nicolas Offenstadt 10

Robin Stevenson 28, 66

Nay Phone Latt 12, 31

Katrina Onstad 79

Ania Szado 80

Lois Leveen 30, 54

Shelly Oria 23, 30, 60

Gonçalo M. Tavares 12, 30, 67

Yan Li 12, 30, 54

Alison Pick 23, 30, 31, 60

Marcel Theroux 30, 67

Emily Lindin 30, 55

Stephen R. Platt 8, 24, 30, 60

Ma Thida 12, 31

Ann-Marie MacDonald 23, 55

Simon Prosser 18

Matthew Thomas 30, 67

David Macfarlane 8, 30, 31, 55

Kate Pullinger 8, 30, 61

Kim Thúy 30, 31, 68

Andrew Pyper 1, 79

Anna Todd 30, 68

Sina Queyras 30, 61

Miriam Toews 30, 68

Lee Maracle 24, 30, 31, 56

Hilary Redmon 18

Colm Tóibín 21, 69, 82

Valerie Martin 30, 56

Nino Ricci 30, 61

Christos Tsiolkas 30, 31, 69

Jacob McArthur Mooney 78

Waubgeshig Rice 24

Rebecca Upjohn 28, 69

Eimear McBride 18, 56

Simon Rich 62

John McFetridge 26, 30, 31, 57

Tanis Rideout 79

Jadranka Vrsalovic-Carevic 19

Ben McNally 78, 82

Marilynne Robinson 21, 62, 82

Mark Medley 78

Richard Wagamese 30, 31, 70

Peter Robinson 30, 63

Valerie Miles 12, 17, 30, 57

Russel Wangersky 30, 70

Michael Robotham 30, 63

Marla R. Miller 8, 24, 30, 57

Jane Warren 19

Claire Holden Rothman 31, 63

Nermin Mollaoglu 17

Sarah Waters 8, 21, 70

John Ralston Saul 26, 30, 64

Annika Mombauer 10

Louise Welsh 27, 30, 71

Kathrin Scheel 18

Jessica Moore 12, 58

Nathan Whitlock 8, 80

Alexander Motyl 8, 25, 78

Jacob Scheier 21, 26, 30, 31, 64

Rudy Wiebe 30, 31, 71

Evan Munday 12, 78

Diane Schoemperlen 31, 64

Fuminori Nakamura 12, 30, 58

Zhanjun Shi 12, 30, 65

Ellen van Neerven 24, 30, 58 Michael S. Neiberg 10

Johanna Skibsrud 8, 26, 30, 65

Peter C. Newman 8, 31, 59

Carrie Snyder 31, 65

Alissa York 80

David Nicholls 25, 59

Adam Sol 21, 30, 66

Khin Mya Zin 12, 31

Christopher Manfredi 8, 24, 77

Eliza Robertson 30, 31, 62

Antanas Sileika 80

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Eleanor Wachtel 21, 80

Kathleen Winter 30, 71 Michael Winter 8, 31, 72 Tim Winton 72 Andrew Wylie 14, 19 Zhou Xuanlong 19

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