Sunday September 22, 2013 at Queen's Park Circle, 11am - 6pm
Remarkable Reads Tent
Host: David Peterson
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11:00 – 11:15 AM
Linwood Barclay is the internationally bestselling author of seven critically acclaimed novels, including Fear the Worst, Too Close to Home, and No Time for Goodbye, which has been optioned for film. He lives near Toronto with his wife and has two grown children.
TRUST YOUR EYES: Thomas Kilbride is a map-obsessed schizophrenic so affected that he rarely leaves the self-imposed bastion of his bedroom. One day he sees an image through a street view of downtown New York City that looks like a woman being murdered, and soon realizes he has stumbled onto a deadly conspiracy.
11:15 – 11:30 AM
Giles Blunt grew up in North Bay, Ontario. He is the author of the bestselling John Cardinal crime series, which includes The Delicate Storm, winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel, and Blackfly Season, one of Margaret Cannon’s Best Mysteries of the Year. He is also the recipient of the British Crime Writers' Macallan Silver Dagger.
UNTIL THE NIGHT: At first the dead body sprawled in the parking lot of Motel 17 looks run of the mill. But then another body is located, frozen in the ruins of an abandoned hotel. Neither Delorme nor Cardinal can imagine where their investigation will lead. In Until the Night, Giles Blunt outdoes himself.
11:30 – 11:45 AM
Peter Robinson is one of the world’s top writers of crime fiction and a winner of numerous awards for his Inspector Banks novels, the Dagger in the Library Award by the British Crime Writers’ Association, and several Arthur Ellis Awards for Best Novel.
WATCHING THE DARK: When Detective Inspector Bill Reid is found murdered in the tranquil grounds of the St Peter’s Police Treatment Centre, DCI Banks is called in to investigate. Reid’s murder may be linked to the disappearance of an English girl, and the deeper Banks investigates it becomes clear the crimes are linked in more ways than one.
11:45 - 12:15 PM
Join host David Petersen for a fascinating panel discussion with the kings of Canadian mysteries, Linwood Barclay, Giles Blunt and Peter Robinson.
12:45 – 1:00 PM
Grace O’Connell holds an MFA in Creativing 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.
MAGNIFIED WORLD: A beautiful New Face of Fiction book about what it means to be a daughter, a patient, a lover and a human being who can carry on after a massive loss.Set in modern-day Toronto and featuring a young woman suffering from blackouts, Magnified World is an exciting literary debut.
1:00 – 1:15 PM
Katrina Onstad’s first novel, How Happy to Be, was published to great acclaim in 2006. Her award-winning journalism has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, Elle, and Toronto Life. Katrina lives in Toronto, where she is a culture columnist for the Globe and Mail.
EVERYBODY HAS EVERYTHING: After a car crash leaves their friend Marcus dead and his wife Sarah in a coma, Ana and James are shocked to discover that they have become the legal guardians of a 2½-year-old, Finn. Katrina Onstad’s new novel balances tragedy and comedy with verve and flair.
1:15 – 1:30 PM
Tanis Rideout has been a finalist for both the Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers and the CBC Literary Awards. In 2006, she was named Poet Laureate for Lake Ontario by Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and joined Gord Downie on a tour to promote environmental justice on the lake. She now lives in Toronto.
ABOVE ALL THINGS: This breathtaking debut novel of obsession and divided loyalties brilliantly weaves together the harrowing story of George Mallory’s ill-fated 1924 attempt to be the first man to conquer Mount Everest, with that of a single day in the life of his wife as she waits at home in England for news of his return.
2:00 – 2:15 PM
Linda Holeman’s bestselling historical novels include The Linnet Bird, The Moonlit Cageand The Saffron Gate. Her books have been translated into twelve languages. A world traveller, she grew up and was educated in Winnipeg, and was a teacher for ten years before she began to write. She now lives in Toronto.
THE LOST SOULS OF ANGELKOV: From one of Canada’s finest historical novelists, an intricately woven story of revenge, deception, love and redemption set against the turbulent social upheavals of 1860s Russia. When her little boy is stolen, Antonina, the wife of a wealthy Russian landowner, faces murderous betrayals, and finds strengths she had no idea she possessed.
2:15 – 2:30 PM
Eva Stachniak has worked for Radio Canada International and Sheridan College, where she taught English and Humanities. Her debut novel, Necessary Lies, won the Amazon.com/Books in Canada First Novel Award in 2000. Stachniak is also the author of Garden of Venus. She lives in Toronto.
THE WINTER PALACE: Behind every great ruler lies a betrayal. Eva Stachniak's novel sweeps readers into the passionate, intimate, and treacherous world of Catherine the Great, revealing Russia’s greatest matriarch from her earliest days in court, where the most valuable currency was the secrets of nobility and the most dangerous weapon to wield was ambition.
2:30 - 3:00 PM
Join host David Peterson for a panel discussion with two of Canada’s most respected authors of historical fiction.
3:00 – 3:15 PM
Terry Fallis’s first book, The Best Laid Plans, began as a podcast, then was self-published, won the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour, was re-published to great reviews by McClelland & Stewart, and was selected the 2011 winner of CBC’s Canada Reads competition. The follow-up was the highly-acclaimed The High Road. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two children.
UP AND DOWN: Terry Fallis delivers his finest novel to date, about a man who joins the world of international PR. When he devises a plan to revitalize the space program, he must wade through the murky but always hilarious waters of Canada-U.S. relations and try to hold on to his new job while still doing the right thing.
Visit www.ReadfortheCure.ca to purchase tickets to Terry Fallis’ event with Wayne Johnston and Ami McKay on October 1 at the Ottawa Convention Centre.
Terry Fallis will appear with Wayne Johnston and Ami McKay at Read for the Cure (at the Ottawa Convention Centre on October 1). Visit www.readforthecure.ca for more information.
3:15 – 3:30 PM
Vincent Lam’s debut story collection, Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures, won the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize, was a longtime national bestseller, and was adapted into an HBO Canada television series. He works as an emergency room physician in Toronto, and is also the author of The Flu Pandemic and You.
THE HEADMASTER’S WAGER: A superbly crafted, deeply affecting novel set against the turmoil of the Vietnam War. Percival Chen is the headmaster of the most respected English school in Saigon. When his only son gets in trouble with the authorities, Percival faces the limits of his connections and wealth, beginning a journey of betrayal and sacrifice.
Visit www.ReadfortheCure.ca to purchase tickets to Vincent Lam’s event with Erin Morgenstern and Audrey Niffenegger on November 13 at Toronto’s Liberty Grand.
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Join a presentation by the Read for the Cure Foundation about the author fundraising series that has raised over $400,000 for The Cancer Research Society through events that have featured Margaret Atwood, Ian Brown, Karen Connelly, Joy Fielding, Elizabeth Hay, Linden MacIntyre and Miriam Toews.
Join Anita Chong, Senior Editor, McClelland & Stewart, Nita Pronovost, Senior Editor, Doubleday Canada, and Paul Taunton, Senior Editor, Knopf Random House, as they discuss the books they’re most excited about this fall season. An insider’s event for all book lovers who want to be in-the-know!