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Toronto Lit Up: Anna Porter

May 13 at 6:00pm
Toronto Lit Up banner with the book cover of Deceptions and "Book Launch Free Thursday May 13 6pm". Includes TIFA, Toronto Arts Council and ECW Press logos

Join award-winning author Anna Porter on Thursday, May 13 at 6pm ET to celebrate the launch of Deceptions: A Helena Marsh Novel with ECW Press. The event will feature a conversation with Will Ferguson, author of the Giller Prize-winning novel 419.

The sequel to The Appraisal, Deceptions follows Helena Marsh as a simple appraisal becomes a dangerous assignment when usual eastern European gangsters show up and people start dying and the seething corruption that underlies the lost promise of post-Soviet Hungary swirls to the surface. Witty and sophisticated, this novel is a thinking-person’s thriller that will satisfy readers of political thrillers by Alan Furst and Philip Kerr. You can purchase your copy of the book from ECW Press here.

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Anna Porter headshotAnna Porter is the award-winning author of 10 books, including The Appraisal, the first Helena Marsh mystery novel. She co-founded Key Porter Books, an influential publishing house she ran for more than twenty years. In addition, she writes book reviews, opinion pieces and stuff about Central Europe. She is an Officer of the Order of Canada and has received the Order of Ontario. Photo Credit: Doug Forster.

Will Ferguson headshot

Will Ferguson is a three-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor, and has been nominated for a Commonwealth Prize and the IMPAC Dublin Award. His novel 419 won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and his two previous novels, The Shoe On the Roof and The Finder, were both instant national bestsellers. He lives in Calgary and is the proud father of Genki Ferguson, whose debut novel Satellite Love is out now.

Toronto Lit Up is a multi-year initiative, started in 2016 by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and the Toronto Arts Council, to spotlight Toronto writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Between April 2016 to December 2020, Toronto Lit Up has produced 107 events to launch 131 books by 177 Toronto authors. Toronto Lit Up book launches take place throughout the year at venues across the city. They are open to the public and free to attend. Click here for more information.


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