Authors Emma Healey, Linda Holeman and Tom Rachman take the stage to read from their latest novels. Becky Toyne hosts.
- Emma Healey grew up and lives in London, England where she completed her first degree in bookbinding, followed with an MA in Creative Writing in 2011. She presents Elizabeth Is Missing, her first novel, told with extraordinary warmth, insight and humanity about an elderly woman losing her memory.
Linda Holeman is the author of several internationally bestselling historical novels, including The Lost Souls of Angelkov, The Linnet Bird, The Moonlit Cage, In a Far Country and The Saffron Gate, as well as eight other works of fiction and short fiction. Her books have been published around the world and translated into 12 languages. She grew up and lived in Winnipeg for many years and now makes Toronto her home. Holeman presents The Devil on Her Tongue, a spellbinding story of loss, romance and betrayal set in 18th-century Portugal.
Tom Rachman was born in London and raised in Vancouver. A graduate of the University of Toronto and the Columbia School of Journalism, he has been a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press, stationed in Rome. From 2006 to 2008, he worked as an editor at the International Herald Tribune in Paris. He lives in Rome. Rachman presents The Rise & Fall of Great Powers, an intricately woven novel about a bookseller who travels the world to make sense of her puzzling past.
Becky Toyne is the "Should I Read It?" columnist for Day 6 on CBC Radio One and a contributing editor at Open Book: Toronto. Her writing about books and publishing has appeared in The Globe and Mail, National Post and on CBC.ca. Toyne is a regular host and interviewer at literary events, including IFOA, the Toronto Literary Salon and Ideas in Dialogue, and is a freelance publicist for the Writers' Trust of Canada.