Showing events for: Canadian Writers' Summit; Festival; Humber Liberal Arts; IFOA Weekly; IV Programme; Learning; Lit On Tour; Panel; Special Event; Young Readers
Showing event types: Artist Talk; Author appearance; Book club; Conference; Courses & workshops; Interview; Keynote; Lecture; Meet and Greet; Panel Discussion; Reading; Reading and Q&A; Reading/ Interview; Reading/Round Table; Reception; Round table; Special Event; Stranger Than Fiction Presentation; Virtual Reality; Workshop
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 6:30 PM
Reading/ Interview: Festival

Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto M5J 2G8
Cost: $18/$15 for Supporter

Acclaimed author and professor Hisham Matar presents The Return, a memoir of his journey to find his father and rediscover his country. Following the reading, Matar will be interviewed by CBC’s Marivel Taruc. This event is hosted by Alexandra Grigorescu.




  • Alexandra Grigorescu

    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.

  • Hisham Matar

    Hisham Matar was born in New York City to Libyan parents and spent his childhood in Tripoli and Cairo. His first novel, In the Country of Men, won six international literary awards and has been translated into twenty-eight languages. His second novel, Anatomy of a Disappearance, was named one of the best books of the year by The Guardian and the Chicago Tribune. Matar lives in London and in New York City, where he teaches at Barnard. He will be presenting The Return. Supported by the British Council Canada

  • Marivel Taruc

    Marivel Taruc is the host of Our Toronto and a familiar face in the newsroom as a reporter with CBC Toronto News at 6 pm. Previously, she was the business anchor for CBC News: Morning. In her years as a financial and economics reporter, Taruc covered such stories as the economic aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks, the unprecedented collapse and bailout of GM and Chrysler and the 2008 global economic meltdown. She has interviewed top newsmakers of the day, including business leaders and federal cabinet ministers. Taruc graduated from Ryerson University. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two daughters.