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ROUND TABLE: Over There
International Festival of Authors, Saturday, November 1 at 4pm
Three award-winning writers weigh in on the WWI Canadian experience, both on the homefront and across the ocean. Charlotte Gray hosts and moderates.

J.L. Granatstein 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.

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.

David Macfarlane 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.

Michael Winter 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 World War I.

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 4:00 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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Nov
2
ROUND TABLE: How We Remember War
International Festival of Authors, Sunday, November 2 at 2pm
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. Bert Archer hosts and moderates.

Bert Archer 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 the first war's first steps in the Balkans.

Ted Barris 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.

Hugh Brewster 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.

J.L. Granatstein 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.

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 2:00 PM
Studio Theatre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto M5J 2G8

Cost: $18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under (Jenni_Canuck)
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