What tickles your funny bone? Join three hilarious wordsmiths for a riotous discussion about how they write laughter into their books. Andrew Kaufman hosts and moderates.
Elyse Friedman is the author of the novels Then Again and Waking Beauty, Long Story Short: A Novella and Stories and the poetry collection Know Your Monkey. Her work has been shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award, the Toronto Book Award and the ReLit Award, and has won a Gold National Magazine Award for fiction. She presents the gleefully scathing, surprisingly touching The Answer to Everything. The novel, about a gifted artist (and even more gifted freeloader) who decides to start his own cult, explores the gap between reason and faith, and the human need for connection, fulfillment and transcendence.
Robert Glancy was born in Zambia in 1975 and raised in Malawi. At 14, he moved from Africa to Edinburgh, and then went on to study history at Cambridge. By day he works in PR and by night he writes. Glancy currently lives in New Zealand with his wife and children. He presents his riotously funny and slyly insightful debut novel, Terms & Conditions, about a contracts lawyer who thinks and lives in the fine print.
Andrew Kaufman was born in the town of Wingham, Ontario. This is the same town that Alice Munro was born in, which makes him the second best writer from a town of three thousand. He attended F.E. Madill High School. His is the author of Born Weird, All My Friends are Superheros, The Waterproof Bible and the short story collection Selected Business Correspondence. He, for now, lives in Toronto with his awesome wife and two kids, Phoenix and Frida.
Simon Rich is the author of three short story collections, The Last Girlfriend on Earth, Ant Farm, and Free-Range Chickens. He has also written two novels, Elliot Allagash and What in God’s Name. His work appears frequently in The New Yorker and he was one of the youngest writers ever hired on Saturday Night Live. Rich presents his latest, Spoiled Brats, a surreal, shrewd and hilarious collection of stories culled from the front lines of the millennial culture wars.
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 3:00 PM Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto M5J 2G8
Cost: $18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under (Jenni_Canuck)… (more)