David Bergen 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.
Michael Crummey 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.
Charlotte Gray 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.
Poet Jacob McArthur Mooney's 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.
Claire Holden Rothman 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 her 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlisted novel, My October, a masterful tale of a modern family torn apart by the power of language and the weight of history.
Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 12:00 PM
Brigantine Room, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto M5J 2G8
Cost: $18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under (Jenni_Canuck)