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Monday, April 2, 2012
Authors at Harbourfront Centre: April 2012 (Canada)
Spring into April with AUTHORS!
This month's readings begin April 11 with a collection of short stories by Heather Birrell, a powerful and emotional post-WWI story from John Boyne, and Yejide Kilanko's tale of a young woman growing up in Nigeria; the inaugural Human Rights Watch Book Series event on April 18 featuring Minky Worden and Erna Paris; and on April 25 readings by Sadie Jones who shares her story of an eccentric family, Owen Laukkanen who presents his debut thriller, and Liza Marklund who reads from the latest in the Annika Bengtzon series.
To top things off, as National Poetry month gets underway, we would like to congratulate Sandra Ridley who took the title at this year's Poetry NOW : 4th annual Battle of the Bards. As winner of the event, which took place March 28 in partnership with NOW Magazine, Ridley will appear at the 33rd International Festival of Authors and will have an ad for her latest book, Post-Apothecary placed in NOW.
Heather Birrell, Mad Hope John Boyne, The Absolutist Yejide Kilanko, Daughters Who Walk This Path
Heather Birrell's (Canada) latest collection of short stories, Mad Hope, explores a broad spectrum of topics from motherhood to political history and personal introspection as the characters lead us into worlds both recognizable and alarming.
John Boyne (Ireland) shares his latest novel, The Absolutist, about a young man who returns from the Great War to deliver letters to the sister of a soldier who was shot as a traitor during the War.
Debut novelist Yejide Kilanko (Canada/Nigeria) presents Daughters Who Walk This Path, about a young girl growing up in politically charged, often violent Nigeria as she learns to protect herself and her sister from a legacy of silence many women in her family share.
Wednesday, April 18
Human Rights Watch Book Series
The inaugural Human Rights Watch Book Series presents The Unfinished Revolution, a collection of essays by writers from around the world – including Nobel Prize winners, leading activists, and former victims – which tells the story of the ongoing global struggle to secure basic rights for women and girls worldwide.
Featuring a conversation about women's rights in the world today with Minky Worden, Editor and Director of Global Initiatives at Human Rights Watch, and Erna Paris, author of the acclaimed Long Shadows: Truth, Lies, and History.
Tickets: $10/FREE for members, students, youth 25 & under
Special (includes event, reception, and book): $50/$40 patrons, members, students, youth 25 & under
Reception begins at 6:15pm and regular reading begins at 7:30pm.
Sadie Jones, The Uninvited Guests Owen Laukkanen, The Professionals Liza Marklund, Vanished
Sadie Jones' (UK) latest novel, The Uninvited Guests, takes place in rural England after the turn of the last century. The story follows a day in the life of an eccentric family when people from the past come back to haunt them.
Owen Laukkanen (Canada) shares his debut thriller, The Professionals, the first in a series featuring Agents Kirk Stevens and Carla Windermere. In this instalment, state trooper Stevens enlists FBI agent Windermere to investigate Arthur Pender, who's had a long kidnapping career making low-ransom scores at high volumes.
Liza Marklund's (Sweden) latest book in the Annika Bengtzon series, Vanished, sees five murders in one week, a smuggling operation gone wrong, and a crime reporter desperate to find the truth.
WIN TICKETS to April 11 Heather Birrell, John Boyne, Yejide Kilanko
To win a pair of tickets to this event, answer the following question:
What is the name of Heather Birrell's first short story collection?
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