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Saturday, November 01

Cundill Prize in History: Discussing Processes in Non-Fiction

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 2:00 PM
Brigantine Room
Author appearance, Special Event: IFOA
Participants: Christopher Manfredi, Marla R. Miller, Stephen R. Platt

The Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill (Cundill Prize) was established in 2008 to recognize and promote literary and academic achievement in history. The award is offered each year by McGill University to an individual, of any nationality and from any country, who has published a book determined to have had (or likely to have) a profound literary, social and academic impact in the area of history.

Join Stephen R. Platt, the winner of the 2012 Cundill Prize for his book Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War, and Marla Miller, the 2010 Cundill Prize runner-up for her book Betsy Ross and the Making of America and a 2014 juror, for a conversation about the experience of writing historical non-fiction. Christopher Manfredi hosts and moderates.

This event is part of 2014’s Festival focus, Remembering the Story: IFOA@35 Remembers the Great War, a programme featuring works that explore the societal changes in Canada and across the world around WWI.

 

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READING/INTERVIEW: Anna Hope and Sarah Waters

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 2:30 PM
Fleck Dance Theatre
Author appearance, Interview, Reading: IFOA
Participants: Anna Hope, Carol Off, Sarah Waters

Writers Anna Hope and Sarah Waters read from and discuss their latest works with Carol Off.

This event is part of 2014’s Festival focus, Remembering the Story: IFOA@35 Remembers the Great War, a programme featuring works that explore the societal changes in Canada and across the world around WWI.

This event is also part of CBC@IFOA, a curated series featuring some of the public broadcaster’s top hosts in conversation with renowned and debut authors.

 

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ROUND TABLE: Tough Times

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 3:00 PM
Studio Theatre
Author appearance, Round table: IFOA
Participants: Caroline Adderson, Martha Baillie, Farzana Doctor, Miriam Toews, Rudy Wiebe

Four celebrated Canadian authors reflect on life, death and the human struggle, and the challenges of capturing these accurately and compassionately in their fiction. Farzana Doctor hosts and moderates.

ROUND TABLE: Over There

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 4:00 PM
Brigantine Room
Author appearance, Round table: IFOA
Participants: J.L. Granatstein, David Macfarlane, Michael Winter

Three award-winning writers weigh in on the WWI Canadian experience, both on the homefront and across the ocean. Charlotte Gray hosts and moderates.

This event is part of 2014’s Festival focus, Remembering the Story: IFOA@35 Remembers the Great War, a programme featuring works that explore the societal changes in Canada and across the world around WWI.

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