7:30–9:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Palais Royale, 1601 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M6K 3C1
Reserved Seating: $145
General Admission: $135
Three of the most dazzling novelists of our generation bring tales of love, identity and family to Toronto’s Palais Royale on its centennial.
The meaning of family is stretched, blurred and made anew in Camilla Gibb’s bestselling novel, The Relatives, praised by the Toronto Star for its “taut, suspenseful prose [that] urges us ever forward.” Centering a complex cast of four characters involved by a surrogacy, a divorce, and—thousands of miles away in Somalia—the sudden captivity of the man who donated his genetic material. Gibb delivers a stunning, extraordinary work which questions our very perceptions of what makes a family.
From Giller-nominee Kathleen Winter—author of the bestseller Annabel—comes Undersong, a reimagining of the lost years of Dorothy Wordsworth, a misunderstood and overlooked Romantic Era genius who was also the sister of enduring poet, William Wordsworth. Undersong is full of “gorgeous, era-evoking prose” (Globe and Mail) and “an engrossing delight” (Literary Review of Canada). Spellbinding, classical, romantic: Winter brings her signature storytelling to this irresistible work.
Order of Canada recipient and bestselling novelist, international playwright, and actor Ann-Marie MacDonald’s novels are always preceded by much anticipation. Fayne is certainly no exception. Set in a vast and lonely estate straddling the border between England and Scotland in the 19th century, Fayne conjures classical Gothic mystery and elegance through its palpable setting, haunted characters and dire pacing. A feat of storytelling, MacDonald’s words transport, possess and transform.
Internationally-acclaimed journalist and feature writer for the Globe and Mail and CBC TV host Johanna Schneller, moderates this lively, beguiling conversation, followed by an audience Q&A and the opportunity to have your books signed by the authors. Seats are limited—don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime literary event!
Proceeds from this event will support the Cancer Research Society’s Environment-Cancer Fund, which provides grants and seed money to various scientific research projects across Canada each year. A portion of the proceeds for the 2022 Vancouver event will also support the BC Cancer Foundation. Learn more and donate at the Cancer Research Society.