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Desiderius Erasmus (1466–1536)

Author of In Praise of Folly

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Oct
29
READING: Joseph Kertes, Laila Lalami, Eimear McBride and Kathleen Winter
International Festival of Authors, Wednesday, October 29 at 7:30pm
Writers Joseph Kertes, Laila Lalami, Eimear McBride and Kathleen Winter read from their latest works. Nathan Whitlock hosts.

Joseph Kertes 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.

Laila Lalami 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.

Eimear McBride is a critically acclaimed debut novelist from Ireland. She is presenting her first novel, 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 steam-of-consciousness style that drops the reader directly into the protagonist’s mind.

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

Kathleen Winter's 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. At our Biblioasis anniversary event, she presents The Freedom in American Songs, her new story collection about modern loneliness, small-town gay teenagers, catastrophic love, inappropriate laughter and the holiness of ordinary life. At the Festival, Winter presents both the story collection and her first work of non-fiction, Boundless, which was recently shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction. It is a powerful homage to the ever-evolving and magnetic power of the North.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 7:30 PM
Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto M5J 2G8

Cost: $18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under (Jenni_Canuck)
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Event location: Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
Oct
30
READING: Jacek Dehnel, Laila Lalami, Christos Tsiolkas and Richard Wagamese
International Festival of Authors, Thursday, October 30 at 7:30pm
Writers Jacek Dehnel, Laila Lalami, Christos Tsiolkas and Richard Wagamese read from their latest works. James Grainger hosts.

Jacek Dehnel is a poet, novelist, painter and translator. In 2005 he was awarded Poland's Koscielski Prize for promising new writers, becoming one of the youngest ever recipients. He studied Polish Literature at Warsaw University and wrote his PhD on the Polish translations of Philip Larkin. Dehnel presents Saturnus, 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.

James Grainger 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.

Laila Lalami 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.

Christos Tsiolkas is an author, playwright, essayist and screenwriter. His novel The Slap won the Commonwealth Writer’s 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.

Richard Wagamese 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.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:30 PM
Brigantine Room, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto M5J 2G8

Cost: $18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under (Jenni_Canuck)
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"Prince of the Humanists" The year of his birth is uncertain, either 1466 or 1469. The day is also uncertain but Erasmus apparently celebrated his birthday on the 28th.
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