Books And Authors 2017
Thursday September 21 | 7:30PM – 10:30PM | Uxbridge Music Hall
Blue Heron Books & Celebration of the Arts presents: Books and Authors 2017!
Acclaimed authors read from their latest work and chat with MC Ted Barris, and the audience.
This year’s speakers include:
Linden MacIntyre: The Only Cafe
Linda Spalding: Reckoning
Alison Pick: Strangers With the Same Dream
Terry Fallis: One Brother Shy
Tickets $28.50 available at Blue Heron Books and StarTicketing.com
Linden MacIntyre is a Canadian journalist, broadcaster and novelist. He has won ten Gemini Awards, an International Emmy and numerous other awards for writing and journalistic excellence, including the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his 2009 novel, The Bishop’s Man. Well known for many years for his stories on CBC’s the fifth estate, in 2014 he announced his retirement from the show at age 71.
Linda Spalding is a Canadian writer and editor. Born in Topeka, Kansas, she lived in Mexico and Hawaii before moving to Toronto, Ontario in 1982.
Linda Spalding is currently married to Canadian novelist Michael Ondaatje; Linda, her daughter Esta and Michael are also on the editorial board of the national literary magazine, Brick.
Spalding’s work has been honoured numerous times; her non-fiction work, The Follow, was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award and the Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize. She has since received the Harbourfront Festival Prize for her contribution to the Canadian literary community and, in 2012, the Governor-General’s Literary Award for her novel, The Purchase.
Pick’s novel Far to Go won the Canadian Jewish Book Award and was nominated for the 2011 Man Booker Prize
Pick was born in Toronto, Ontario and grew up in Kitchener. During her teenage years, Pick discovered that her father’s Czech family was originally Jewish although he had been raised a Christian. Pick herself later converted to Judaism.
Pick is most recently the author of Between Gods, a memoir about depression, family secrets, and forging a new identity from the ashes of the past. It won the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Memoir, and was shortlisted for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and for the Wingate Prize in the UK. Between Gods was also a Top Book of 2014 at the CBC and The Globe and Mail.
Pick’s novel Far to Go won the Canadian Jewish Book Award and was nominated for the 2011 Man Booker Prize.
Terry Fallis is a Canadian writer and public relations consultant. He is a two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, winning in 2008 for his debut novel The Best Laid Plans and in 2015 for No Relation, an award for which all five of his published novels to date have been shortlisted.