One of our most talked-about round tables this year featured international authors Adam Foulds, Karl Ove Knausgaard and Tim Winton. They delved into right and wrong, the loss of innocence and the journey to manhood as depicted in their fiction. If you missed their conversation, listen to it in its entirely below.
John Boyne is the author of nine novels for adults and four for younger adults. His novel The Boy in the Striped Pajamas sold more than six million copies worldwide and was made into a Miramax feature film. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas follows the story of Bruno, a 9-year-old boy growing up in […]
By Dylan Schoenmakers David Martin is a Calgary-based poet and this year’s winner of the CBC Poetry Prize. His poems have been widely published and can be found in The Malahat Review, Grain, Event, The Fiddlehead, Filling Station, CV2 and Alberta Views. He is also a board member for the Single Onion, Calgary’s longest-running poetry reading series. […]
David Bezmozgis is a writer and filmmaker. His first book, Natasha and Other Stories, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for best first book. His first feature film, Victoria Day, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. In this clip, Bezmozgis reads an excerpt from his 2011 novel, The Free World, a story about a family of […]
Wayson Choy’s bestselling debut novel, The Jade Peony, shared the Trillium Book Award for best book in 1995 and won the 1996 City of Vancouver Book Award. Its companion novel, All That Matters, also won a Trillium Book Award and was shortlisted for the 2005 Giller Prize. In this clip, Choy reads a selection from […]
Congratulations to this year’s recipient of the $10,000 Harbourfront Festival Prize, Margaret MacMillan! With many accolades to her name, including the prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize and a Governor General’s Literary Award, Margaret MacMillan was selected for the annual Harbourfront Festival Prize based on the merits of her published work and her contributions to fostering the next […]
Nino Ricci’s first novel, Lives of the Saints, garnered international acclaim and won a host of awards, including the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction. He won the same prize again in 2008 for his novel The Origin of Species. In this clip, Ricci talks about narrative voice and his reluctance to use the first […]
Helen Humphreys is the award-winning, bestselling author of four books of poetry, six novels and two works of creative non-fiction. In this clip, Humphreys reads from her 2007 book, The Frozen Thames.
Valerie Martin is the author of nine novels, including Property, which won the 2003 Orange Prize for Fiction. In this clip, Martin reads from her 2008 novel, Trespass. Martin will appear at this year’s Festival alongside her other faculty members from the Humber School for Writers.
Charlotte Gray is a historian and author. The Winnipeg Free Press described her as “one of Canada’s best-loved writers of popular history and literary biography.” In this clip, Gray talks about Nellie McClung, regarded by many as the foremost leader of the women’s suffrage movement in Canada. She shares an anecdote and a passage from […]