Critics' Pick The Best Of The Fest

Critics' Pick The Best Of The Fest

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF AUTHORS
October 23 to November 2 at Harbourfront Centre.
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OCTOBER 24
Near legendary noirist James Ellroy talks about his new novel, Perfidia, and his craft with Canuck crime writer Linwood Barclay. 7:30 pm, Brigantine Room

OCTOBER 25
Authors Jonas T. Bengtsson, Andrej Blatnik, Drago Jancar and Martin Solotruk discuss how translations of their work expanded their audiences. Part of IFOA's Found In Translation program. 11 am, Lakeside Terrace

OCTOBER 26
Wanna laugh? The You Write Funny panel features Elyse Friedman, Robert Glancy, Andrew Kaufman and Simon Rich. None of them qualifies as earnest. 3 pm, Fleck Dance Theatre

OCTOBER 27
Get to know the Governor General's Award finalists Michael Crummey, Bill Gaston, Claire Holden Rothman, Linda Spalding, Drew Hayden Taylor and Joan Thomas when they read from their books. 8 pm, Fleck Dance Theatre

OCTOBER 28
Joseph Boyden, Jian Ghomeshi, John Ralston Saul and Johanna Skibsrud join a panel celebrating Penguin's 40th Anniversary. 7:30 pm, Brigantine Room.

OCTOBER 29
One of IFOA's most timely round tables, A Pox On Your Head, with Nick Cutter, Charles Foran, C.C. Humphreys, Andrew Pyper and Louise Welsh, looks at writing about disease. 7:30 pm, Studio Theatre

OCTOBER 30
Julie Angus, Kim Thúy and Kathleen Winter read and discuss their new books. 7:30 pm, Studio Theatre

OCTOBER 31
Charlotte Gray, Anna Hope, Frances Itani, Kate Pullinger and Johanna Skibsrud - whose books touch on themes related to war - sit on the Women & War panel. 7:30 pm, Lakeside Terrace

NOVEMBER 1
Caroline Adderson, Martha Baillie, Miriam Toews and Rudy Wiebe talk about the challenge of writing about personally painful subjects, at the Tough Times panel. 3 pm, Studio Theatre

NOVEMBER 2
Nay Phone Latt, Ma Thida and Khin Mya Zin give their perspectives on changes sweeping their small country, Myanmar. 1 pm, Lakeside Terrace

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