Authors Alena Graedon, Harry Karlinsky and Peter Norman take the stage to read from and discuss their literary mysteries. This event will be hosted and moderated by Steven W. Beattie.
Alena Graedon was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, and is a graduate of Brown University and the Columbia M.F.A. programme. She lives in Brooklyn. She presents her debut novel, The Word Exchange, a fresh, fiendishly clever and decidedly original tale about the dangers of technology and the power of the printed word.
Harry Karlinsky is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. His ﬁrst novel, The Evolution of Inanimate Objects, was longlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize. Karlinsky presents The Stonehenge Letters, a wryly documented archive of a fascinating secret competition, complete with strange but illuminating submissions and a contentious prize-awarding process.
Peter Norman has published a novel and three previous poetry collections. Born in Vancouver, he has lived in Calgary, Edmonton, Windsor (Ontario), Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax and Toronto, where he now lives with his wife, author Melanie Little. He makes his living as a freelance book editor.