Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 6:30 PM
Book Launch: Book Launch

Ben McNally Books

366 Bay Street
Toronto M5H 4B2
Cost: FREE

The Toronto International Festival of Authors and Dundurn Press invite you to celebrate the release of Kim Moritsugu’s The Showrunner – a darkly humourous, Hollywood-noir novel about three strong-willed women who work in the TV business – as part of the Toronto Lit Up book launch series.

Kim Moritsugu's The Showrunner. Dundurn 2018.The Showrunner has all the drama of All About Eve and the attention to detail of The Devil Wears Prada. Moritsugu nails the California sun-drenched anorexic ethos. She rivals Nathanael West’s fabulous descriptions of Hollywood where the hopefuls become twisted by their
own ambitions.” – Catherine Gildiner, bestselling author of Too Close to the Falls and Coming Ashore

Join us at Ben McNally Books to meet the author, toast the book’s publication, and see a TV-show-style table read of scenes from the novel, staged with the assistance of the Humber School of Creative & Performing Arts.


Admission is free. Please register here.

Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and the Toronto International Festival of Authors, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Click here for more information.

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  • Kim Moritsugu

    Kim Moritsugu holds a BA and MBA from the University of Toronto, and worked several years in a corporate setting before becoming a novelist. Moritsugu’s novels include Looks Perfect, a romantic comedy shortlisted for the Toronto Book award; The Glenwood Treasure, a literary mystery shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Best Crime Novel Award; The Restoration of Emily, a coming of middle age story (serialized on CBC Radio’s Between the Covers); The Oakdale Dinner Club, a comedy of suburban manners about food and sex; and her seventh novel, The Showrunner, a work of darkly humourous suspense. She has built an international online following for her TV recaps and food writing at her blog The Hungry Novelist. She lives in Toronto.