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Icon of the event Strangers with the Same Dream
Thu Nov 30, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Man Booker Prize nominated author Alison Pick on Israel and Palestine, a utopian dream and her new novel,...

Icon of the event Slate Culture Gabfest: Live Podcast
Wed Sep 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner record a live episode on TIFF and other Canadiana....

Icon of the event #CanLit: A Topsy-Turvy History
Mon Dec 04, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Acclaimed writer and critic Nick Mount and award-winning journalist Elaine Dewar on Canada's literary awakening, the scandalous dismantle of one of Canada's most prominent publishers, and their new books,...

Icon of the event Agoraphobes and Broken Bones
Tue Oct 17, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Governor General Award-winning author Nicolas Dickner and critically acclaimed author Martha Baillie on their new novels,...

Icon of the event Salman Rushdie: The Golden House
Thu Sep 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Rushdie discusses The Golden House, an epic that explores contemporary politics and culture....

Icon of the event Apron Strings
Wed Sep 20, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Best-selling author and journalist Jan Wong on the globalization of food cultures, the bond between mothers and son and her new book,

Icon of the event Jennifer Egan: Manhattan Beach
Mon Oct 30, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Pulitzer Prize-winner discusses her long awaited historical novel....

Icon of the event Corruption. Greed. Secrets. Murder.
Thu Oct 05, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Robert Rotenberg, best-selling author and Canadian criminal lawyer, on his new thriller,...

Icon of the event IWG: Poetry Panel
Fri Oct 13, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A panel discussion with award-winning poets Louise Halfe, Gregory Scofield and Heather Graham....

Icon of the event Claire Messud: The Burning Girl
Mon Oct 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Messud discusses her latest novel, a coming-of-age story that asks: to what extent can we know ourselves and others?...