September 27, 2023
Uxbridge Music Hall
Blue Heron Books has been the host of the Celebration of the Arts Books and Authors night for more than 30 years.
The program is 4 authors, interviewed one at a time, broken by an intermission.
This year it’s Alissa York, CS Richardson, Holly Hogan, and Michael Crummey, interviewed by Ted Barris.
The event is September 27th at 7 pm at the Uxbridge Music Hall.
CS Richardson – All The Colour in the World
The story of the restorative power of art in one man’s life, set against the sweep of the twentieth century—from Toronto in the ’20s and ’30s, through the killing fields of World War II, to 1960s Sicily.
CS Richardson is not only an award-winning and international bestselling author, he’s also a legendary, multi-award-winning book designer and the one-time Creative Director at Penguin Random House Canada.
ALL THE COLOUR IN THE WORLD (21 January 2023) is about the restorative power of art in one man’s life, set against the sweep of the twentieth century—from Toronto in the ’20s and ’30s, through the killing fields of World War II, to 1960s Sicily. This novel is about the power of art—to move, to heal, to tell a story. CS Richardson’s previous, internationally bestselling novels have won the hearts of readers and booksellers in Canada and beyond. ALL THE COLOUR IN THE WORLD is Henry’s story: reserved, self-conscious, altogether ordinary but for the way he sees the world, the way a box of colouring pencils will spark his imagination, the way art (its history, its creation) will infuse his journey and ultimately transform him.
CS RICHARDSON’s first novel, The End of the Alphabet, was an international bestseller, published in fourteen countries and ten languages, and won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (Canada and the Caribbean). His second novel, The Emperor of Paris, was a national bestseller, named a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year, and longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. An award-winning book designer, CS Richardson worked in publishing for forty years. He is a multiple recipient of the Alcuin Award, Canada’s highest honour for excellence in book design. He lives in Toronto.
Alissa York – Far Cry
In a novel as compelling as the forbidden love at its heart, Alissa York, one of Canada’s most distinctive writers, evokes an era of unspoken desires in which pain and longing are braided together along treacherous lines.
Holly Hogan – Message in a Bottle
From the heart of the Labrador Current to the furthest reaches of our global oceans, Message in a Bottle conjures an exquisite diversity of marine life and warns of a central threat to its survival: ocean plastic.
Michael Crummey – The Adversary
From the award-winning, bestselling author of The Innocents, a dark, enthralling novel about love and its limitations, the corruption of power and the power of corruption.