In this edition, you will have the chance to meet

Michael Crummey

Michael Crummey

MICHAEL CRUMMEY’s first novel, River Thieves, was a finalist for the 2001 Scotiabank Giller Prize, and his second novel, The Wreckage, was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. His third novel, Galore, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Canada and the Caribbean) and was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. His last novel, Sweetland, was also a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. He lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.


Catherine Gildiner

Catherine Gildiner

CATHERINE GILDINER has been a clinical psychologist in private practice for twenty-five years. Her bestselling memoir Too Close to the Fallswas published in Canada, the US, and the UK to wide acclaim in 1999. It had two sequels: After the Falls and Coming Ashore, also bestsellers. Her novel, Seduction, was a national bestseller. She lives in Toronto.


Paula McLain

Paula McLain

PAULA McLAIN is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Love and Ruin,Circling the Sun, The Paris Wife, and A Ticket to Ride, the memoir Like Family: Growing Up in Other People’s Houses, and two collections of poetry. She has received fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony and the National Endowment for the Arts, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, O: The Oprah Magazine, Town & Country, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and elsewhere. She lives in Ohio with her family.

Photo: Philippe Matsas

Emcee: Johanna Schneller

JOHANNA SCHNELLER is one of North America's leading freelance journalists specializing in entertainment features. Her weekly Fame Game column in the Globe and Mail has been nominated for four National Newspaper Awards.

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