This year, the world renowned International Festival of Authors (IFOA) expands its touring programme, IFOA Ontario, to include festival events in Owen Sound.
Don’t miss IFOA Owen Sound on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 7:30 pm at the Owen Sound Public Library Auditorium. Presented in partnership with The Downtown Bookstore, the Words Aloud Festival and the Owen Sound Public Library.
IFOA Owen Sound features readings by SANDRA BIRDSELL, CHARLES FORAN, ANDREA LEVY and MIGUEL SYJUCO.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at The Downtown Bookstore.
About the authors:
Sandra Birdsell (Canada) is the author of nine books, including the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award-nominated Children of the Day and Scotiabank Giller Prize-nominated The Russländer. She was awarded the Marion Engel Award in 1993 and was recently appointed to the Order of Canada. Birdsell’s Waiting For Joe is a timely novel about the ‘new homeless’ - economic orphans of the current recessionary storm - and the rising tide of fundamentalist Christianity.
Charles Foran (Canada) is the author of eight books, including four novels and the essay collection Join the Revolution, Comrade. He also writes regularly for magazines and newspapers in Canada and abroad, and is a contributing reviewer for the Globe and Mail. Foran presents Mordecai: The Life, a biography of one of Canada's most beloved and successful writers, Mordecai Richler.
Andrea Levy (UK) is the author of four previous novels, including Small Island, an international bestseller and winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, Whitbread Book of the Year and Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for Best Book. Levy’s latest novel, The Long Song - recently shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize - takes readers back to her family’s native island with the story of July, a slave on a Jamaican sugar plantation whose tumultuous life ends in blessed freedom.
Miguel Syjuco (Canada/Philippines) holds an MA from Columbia University and is completing his PhD with the University of Adelaide, Australia. Born into a political family, Syjuco left the Philippines to become a writer. He now lives in Montreal. Syjuco’s Man Asian Literary Prize-winning debut novel, Ilustrado, follows two very different men who are both searching for roots and meaning amidst the chaotic ambiguity of modern life.