Catch talented novelists Jim Lynch, Helen Simonson and Alissa York reading from their latest works. Deborah Dundas will be hosting.
Deborah Dundas became the Books Editor at the Toronto Star – after reviewing books for the paper for more than 15 years. She has worked in the media both here and in Northern Ireland – including stints as Books Editor at Canada AM and producer at TVO – interviewing or producing shows on emerging artists, popular writers and literary powerhouses. She feels the books beat is the perfect marriage of her experience in covering business, literature, politics and lifestyle.
Jim Lynch lives with his wife in Olympia, Washington. His novels The Highest Tide, the national bestseller Border Songs and Truth Like the Sun have all been adapted for the stage. He presents his most recent novel, Before the Wind, a grand saga of a sailing-obsessed family.
Helen Simonson was born in England and spent her teenage years in a small village in East Sussex. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she has spent the last three decades in the United States and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. Simonson is married, with two grown sons, and is the author of the New York Times–bestselling debut novel Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand. She presents her second novel, The Summer Before the War, a splendid historical novel that offers insights into the manners and morals of small-town British life.