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International Festival of Authors Preview - Part 2

It is an international festival, after all. Here are the best of the rest.

Saturday, Oct 21, (possibly the best day)

2p - reporting legend Gay Talese is interviewed by Shayghnessy Bishop-Stall. The NYC gossip alone should be worth the price of admission.

3p - Graphic Novels hoo-ha - Charles Berberian and Philippe Dupuy are interviewed by Seth.

4p - Readings from 4 authors, including the much-touted Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Half of a Yellow Sun and Deborah Eisenberg with Twilight of the Superheroes

Also at 4p - Marisha Pessl reads from her fantastic Special Topics in Calamity Physics (with three other authors). But you have to go hear Pessl. Really, the book is wicked smart.

(She's also part of a round table on Sunday at 5p)

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Monday, 23rd

8p - Definitely check out the Governor General's Literary Award reading, noms will be announced on the 16th, but if it's anything like last year, you'll be duly impressed.

Tuesday, 24th

8p - A book-lover's book-lover, Alberto Manguel, reads and hosts a round table.

Thursday, 26th

8p - Two choice readings, one including the highly praised Madeline Thien, the other with Jon McGregor - lucky for you, they'll be together for a round table on Friday at 7p.

Saturday, 28th

The last hurrah!

12p - sort-of-famous Don McKellar interviews Ryan Knighton (his book is about slowly going blind).

1p - Ben McNally interviews Ralph Steadman about his much anticipated The Joke's Over about Hunter S. Thompson. Just knowing about the book makes you a little cooler.

8p - The baffling Giller finalists reading - wherein (one hopes) the noms with be utterly justified.

Readings etc. take place at the Harbourfront Centre, tickets are 15$ a pop, except the M&S fiesta, which goes for 25$ (students and members pay 12$ and 20$). The box office can be reached at 416.973.4000.


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