Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

You Think You Know Me, But You Have No Idea

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 6:00pm


Ben McNally Bookstore
366 Bay Street
Toronto, ON
M5H 1W2


Most readers will confess to mining the details of their favourite novels for evidence of the writer's life. Switch out one gender for another, add ten years and relocate a character to another province or territory and we're all but certain that the writer is talking about his or her first love, a parent, an old boss, maybe a child.

What, though, of the non-fiction writer and the memoirist? What of the people we've come to know only through a very focused view of their world? Do we take for granted that we know something about them? Do we as readers in a sense fictionalize non-fiction writers, creating heroes and, in some cases, villains? What do we really know of the non-fiction writer?

Presented by Freehand Books and Canadian Bookshelf, join Book Madam, Julie Wilson, in conversation with a panel of authors, illustrators and essayists; Sarah Leavitt, Andrew Westoll and Stacey May Fowles.

To whet your appetite, be sure to check out Open Book's interview with guest author Andrew Westoll.


Ben McNally Bookstore
366 Bay Street
Toronto, ON M5H 1W2 43° 39' 4.68" N, 79° 23' 0.96" W

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