Join Dundurn Press and the International Festival of Authors in celebration of Dundurn’s 45 years in CanLit, helping Canadians write about themselves. Ted Barris, Liona Boyd, Patrick Boyer, Steve Burrows, Farzana Doctor, Barbara Fradkin, Steve Paikin and Leslie-Anne Scorgie will celebrate with us.
This event has a Door Prize. You have a chance to win a library valued up to $500, courtesy of Dundurn Press.
Ted Barris is an award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster. He regularly writes for the national media and has hosted many CBC Radio programs and shows on TV Ontario. His 18 bestselling non-fiction books include Juno, Behind the Glory, Deadlock in Korea, Victory at Vimy and Breaking the Silence. In June 2014, his book The Great Escape: A Canadian Story won the 2014 Libris Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award.
Few people’s lives are as romantic and adventurous as Liona Boyd’s has been. She has performed around the world, sold millions of albums and won five Juno awards. Now this internationally renowned musician is releasing her second memoir, No Remedy for Love. Liona released her first memoir in 1998, In My Own Key, which thrilled her fans and became a bestseller. No Remedy for Love details her fascinating journey with the reinvention of her entire career and her lifelong pen pal relationship with Prince Philip. Liona Boyd, known as the First Lady of Guitar, introduced millions around the world to the art of classical guitar through her concerts, television specials, and 27 recordings.
Patrick Boyer studied law at the International Court of Justice in The Netherlands, served as Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary for External Affairs, and works for democratic development overseas. The author of twenty-three books on Canadian history, law, politics and governance, Patrick lives with wife, Elise, in Muskoka and Toronto.
Steve Burrows has pursued his birdwatching hobby on five continents. The first Birder Murder Mystery, A Siege of Bitterns, won the 2015 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. The other books in the series are A Pitying of Doves and A Cast of Falcons. Steve lives in Oshawa, Ontario. He presents A Shimmer Of Hummingbirds.
Farzana Doctor is a Toronto-based author of three novels: Stealing Nasreen, Six Metres of Pavement (which in 2012 won a Lambda Literary Award and was short-listed for the Toronto Book Award and was the One Book One Brampton 2017 winner) and All Inclusive, a Kobo 2015 and National Post Best Book of the Year. She curates the Brockton Writers Series. www.farzanadoctor.com
Barbara Fradkin is a retired psychologist who is fascinated with why people turn bad. She has written numerous short stories and novellas as well as the critically acclaimed Inspector Green novels. Two of these, Fifth Son and Honour Among Men, have won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel. She is also the author of Fire in the Stars, the first book in the Amanda Doucette Mysteries. She lives in Ottawa.
Steve Paikin is anchor of The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO’s flagship current affairs program since 2006. He has written four previous books on politics, including Paikin and the Premiers. Paikin has spent 30 years in journalism, almost 25 of them at Ontario’s provincial broadcaster. He lives in Toronto.
Lesley-Anne Scorgie is the founder of MeVest, a money school helping Canadians reach their financial potential. She’s also the bestselling author of Well-Heeled: The Smart Girl’s Guide to Getting Rich and Rich by Thirty: Your Guide to Financial Success. She lives in Toronto.
Ron Sexsmith is an internationally acclaimed, Juno Award–winning recording artist. He spends most of his time writing songs, touring, and making records. Deer Life was mostly written on the road, during long drives and in dressing rooms and hotel rooms.