Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean: Ian Hamilton

Ian Hamilton and Roland Gulliver

Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean: Ian Hamilton

Ian Hamilton and Roland Gulliver

8:00pm

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Ian Hamilton, acclaimed author known for the internationally bestselling Ava Lee novels, unveils his first stand-alone novel, Bonnie Jack. Abandoned as a boy, Jack Anderson travels from his ​​Boston suburb with his American wife home to Scotland to track down his long-lost sister and uncover his familial roots. Join Hamilton for a riveting conversation about self-discovery, uncomfortable secrets and the truths and importance of family.

Interviewer: Roland Gulliver

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Ian Hamilton, acclaimed author known for the internationally bestselling Ava Lee novels, unveils his first stand-alone novel, Bonnie Jack. Abandoned as a boy, Jack Anderson travels from his ​​Boston suburb with his American wife home to Scotland to track down his long-lost sister and uncover his familial roots. Join Hamilton for a riveting conversation about self-discovery, uncomfortable secrets and the truths and importance of family.

Interviewer: Roland Gulliver

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Ian Hamilton is the acclaimed author of 14 novels in the Ava Lee series and three in the Lost Decades of Uncle Chow Tung series. His books have been shortlisted for numerous prizes, including the Arthur Ellis Award, the Barry Award and the Lambda Literary Prize, and are national bestsellers. BBC Culture named Hamilton one of the ten mystery/crime writers from the last thirty years who should be on your bookshelf. Bonnie Jack is his first stand-alone novel.

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Roland Gulliver is the Director of the Toronto International Festival of Authors, and a leading international figure in the literature sector with over 12 years’ experience at the Edinburgh International Book Festival as Associate Director. His programming explores the potential of live performance, alongside commissions for new multimedia storytelling. Gulliver champions communities by facilitating access and empowerment, and creating spaces for authors and audiences to engage in discussion. He is on the Board of Directors for the Toronto Arts Council and Chair of their Literary Advisory Committee, and is a Member of the Academy for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.

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8:00pm

Tuesday, October 26

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