IFOA and HarperCollins invite you to the presentation of The Whisky King by award-winning journalist and novelist Trevor Cole as part of the Toronto Lit Up book launch series.
The Whisky King is the rich and fascinating history of Canada’s first celebrity mobster, the King of the Bootleggers, Rocco Perri and the man who pursued him, “Operative No. 1,” Canada’s first undercover Mountie.
Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and IFOA, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities.
Trevor Cole is an award-winning journalist and novelist. His journalism has garnered him twenty-five National Magazine Award nominations, of which he has won nine. His novels, which include most recently Hope Makes Love, have twice been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, been shortlisted for the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize and the Commonwealth Prize for Best First Book, and won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. Cole lives in Toronto.