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Oct
25
READING: John Boyne, Peter Robinson, Matthew Thomas and Tim Winton
International Festival of Authors, Saturday, October 25 at 4pm
Writers John Boyne, Peter Robinson, Matthew Thomas and Tim Winton read from their latest works. Grace O’Connell hosts.

John Boyne 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 books 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.

Grace O'Connell holds an MFA in creative writing. Her work has appeared in various publications, including The Walrus, Taddle Creek, Quill & Quire and EYE Weekly. She has taught creative writing at George Brown College and now works as a freelance writer and editor in Toronto. She is the author of the national bestseller Magnified World.

Peter Robinson 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.

Matthew Thomas 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.

Tim Winton 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.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 4:00 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
26
ROUND TABLE: Time for Crime
International Festival of Authors, Sunday, October 26 at 4pm
Three crime novelists discuss how they create suspense and develop their characters in this thrilling genre. James Grainger hosts and moderates.

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.

John McFetridge 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.

Peter Robinson 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.

Michael Robotham 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.

Sunday, October 26, 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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Peter Robinson has 2 media appearances.

Dec
18
Peter Robinson
Booknotes, Sunday, December 18, 1994
Peter Robinson discusses Snapshots from Hell.

Mr. Robinson discussed his recent book Snapshots from Hell: The Making of an M.B.A., published by Warner Books. The book deals with the author's experiences during his first year at the Stanford School of Business. He described himself as a "poet," or a business student with little quantitative background. He also discussed his experiences as a speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan prior to attending Stanford. (timspalding)… (more)
Sep
20
A conversation about George W. Bush and the Republican Party
Charlie Rose, Wednesday, September 20, 2000
Peter Robinson

Former Reagan speechwriter and lifelong Republican Peter Robinson talks about Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush, as well as his book (timspalding)

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