Distinguished authors Liam Card, Michael Helm, Shari Lapena, and Susan Perly read from their latest work! The event is hosted by Alexandra Grigorescu.
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Liam Card studied writing at the University of Iowa and the University of North Carolina. He is a screenwriter and author of the novels Stopgap and Exit Papers from Paradise. Liam lives in Toronto. He presents Stopgap, a story of a spirit that decides to rid the world of all crime.
Alexandra Grigorescu is the author of Cauchemar (ECW Press, 2015). She holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Toronto. She lives in Toronto and is chipping away at the next thing.
Michael Helm is the author of The Projectionist, a finalist for the Giller Prize, In the Place of Last Things, a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and a regional Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book, and Cities of Refuge, a Globe and Mail Book of the Year. His writings on fiction, poetry, and photography have appeared in North American newspapers and magazines, including Brick,where he serves as editor. He teaches at York University in Toronto and lives in Dundas, ON. In After James, a failed poet attempts to solve the mystery of his stolen identity.
Shari Lapena worked as a lawyer and as an English teacher before turning to writing fiction. A Stranger in the House, and her suspense debut, The Couple Next Door, were New York Times and international bestsellers.
Susan Perly has worked as a journalist, war correspondent and radio producer for the CBC. In the early ’80s her Letters from Latin America for Peter Gzowski’s Morningside reported from locales such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Chiapas. Perly is the author of the jazz novel Love Street, and her short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. During the Iran–Iraq war she broadcasted Letters from Baghdad. Death Valley is a meditation on war and social order. She lives in Toronto with her husband, the poet Dennis Lee.