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The Word On The Street Kitchener Preview, 10 septembre 2016 13:30, Kitchener Public Library
Can’t get enough of The Word On The Street? Lucky for you, Toronto’s premier literary festival has an upcoming preview event at the Kitchener Public Library!
During an afternoon of readings and discussions, book lovers (that’s you) will have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of this year’s top-billed authors in an intimate setting. There’s also ample time for book signings and Q&A’s with each author, everything you can expect at The Word On The Street Toronto on September 25.
For more information visit thewordonthestreet.ca/toronto/festival/kitchener-preview
Guy Gavriel Kay, author of Children of Earth and Sky
The international bestselling author of twelve previous novels and a book of poetry. He has been awarded the International Goliardos Prize for his work in literature of the fantastic and won the World Fantasy Award for Ysabel in 2008. In 2014 he was named to the order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honour.
Amy Stuart, author of Still Mine
The winner of the 2011 Writers’ Union of Canada Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers, and was a finalist for the 2012 Vanderbilt/Exile Award. Her debut novel quickly reached the bestsellers charts.
Ian Hamilton, author of The Princeling of Nanjing
The creator of the wildly popular and bestselling Ava Lee novels. The first book in his series, The Water Rat of Wanchai, was the winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel, an Amazon.ca Top 100 Book of the Year, an Amazon.ca Top 100 Editors’ Pick, a Toronto Star Top 5 Fiction Book of the Year, and a Quill & Quire Top 5 Fiction Book of the Year. His Ava Lee novels have also won the Barry Award for Best Original Trade Paperback and been listed for the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Mystery.
Teva Harrison, author of In-Between Days
A writer and graphic artist. Her graphic series on living with cancer was published in The Walrus, and she has commented on CBC Radio and in the Globe and Mail about her experience. Numerous health organizations have invited her to speak publicly on behalf of the metastatic cancer community.
Kamal Al-Solaylee, author of Brown
An associate professor at the School of Journalism at Ryerson University, and was previously a distinguished writer at The Globe and Mail. Al-Solaylee also worked at Report on Business, and has written features and reviews for the Toronto Star, National Post, The Walrus, and many others. His bestselling memoir Intolerable was a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Nonfiction Prize, the Lambda Literary Award, and Canada Reads, and won the Toronto Book Award.
About The Word On The Street:
Each September, in the cities of Toronto, Halifax, Lethbridge, and Saskatoon, The Word On The Street unites the country in a national celebration of literacy and the written word. Annually attracting more than 200,000 visitors, The Word On The Street Toronto is the largest book and magazine festival in Canada. This year’s event takes place on Sunday, September 25, at Harbourfront Centre. All events are free.