International Authors to See at #FestofAuthors19

Every year, authors travel to Toronto from all over the world to take part in the Toronto International Festival of Authors. This year, we present a group of internationally acclaimed authors who bring with them different perspectives and techniques.

Here are some names you’ll definitely want to catch while they’re in town!

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A Day In the Life of University of Toronto Bookstore’s Brian C. Curran

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Situated a stone’s throw away from Spadina and College Streets, the historic University of Toronto Bookstore building stands tall with pride. We’re here on a Monday morning to meet Brian Charles Curran (32), a man of many titles (manager, trade buyer and off-site events coordinator), who has promised to show us around the heritage building and its suite of services.

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A Remix on Romance and CanLit with Uzma Jalaluddin

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In honour of Canada Day, we invite you to reflect on the diversity of contemporary Canadian literature with debut #CanLit author Uzma Jalaluddin. Jalaluddin’s novel, Ayesha At Last, has been called a remix of Pride and Prejudice, as it offers a unique take on the romance genre. We asked Jalaluddin about her foray into the genre, how she approached it from a non-mainstream perspective and her experience as a debut novelist.

We started at the beginning: why romance? For Jalaluddin, it began with her mother:

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