Emma Donoghue 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.
Thomas King 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.
Katrina Onstad's 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.
David Adams Richards 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 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.
Jacob Scheier is a poet and journalist from Toronto. His debut collection, More To Keep Us Warm, won the 2008 Governor General’s Award for English-language 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. He moves from the inner worlds of grief and love to form a poetic dialect between the familial and the historical.
Saturday, November 1, 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)