63 The Sunday Brunch

British Columbia
Wayne Arthurson Alberta

Wayne Arthurson, like his protagonist Leo Desroches, is half Cree and half French Canadian. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, a drummer in a rock band and as a freelance journalist. He was born in, and lives in, Edmonton. Fall from Grace is his second novel. Read more

Anita Rau Badami Quebec

Anita Rau Badami’s first two novels, Tamarind Mem and The Hero’s Walk, were both international bestsellers. The Hero’s Walk won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Canada and Caribbean) and Italy’s Premio Berto, was longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize and the Orange Prize for Fiction, and was shortlisted for the Kiriyama Prize. The recipient of the Marian Engel Award for a woman writer in mid-career, Badami currently resides in Montreal. Her new novel is Tell It to the TreesRead more

Marina Endicott Alberta

Marina Endicott was born in British Columbia, and grew up in Nova Scotia and Ontario. Her first novel, Open Arms, was nominated for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award in 2002, and her long poem “The Policeman’s Wife, Some Letters” was shortlisted for the national cbc Literary Awards in 2006. Read more

Nicole Lundrigan Ontario

Nicole Lundrigan grew up in Newfoundland, and she has earned praise for writing about it the way William Faulkner wrote about the American South. Her literary fiction has been selected as a top-ten pick by the Globe and Mail, longlisted for the ReLit Award and given honourable mention for the Sunburst Award. Her three previous, critically acclaimed novels are Unravelling Arva, Thaw and The Seary Line. Her latest, Glass Boys, explores the power of family secrets to make and unmake lives. Read more

Gayla Reid British Columbia

Gayla Reid was born in Australia and came to Canada over 30 years ago. Her work has garnered major Canadian literary awards, including the Journey Prize and the 2005 Marian Engel Award for a woman writer in mid-career. Her first work of fiction, the short story collection To Be There with You, won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Her subsequent books are All the Seas of the World, Closer Apart: The Ardara Variations and her latest novel, Come from AfarRead more

Host: Sheryl MacKay
Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 11:00am
Performance Works

Those who wake up in the early hours of the weekend to the voice of Sheryl MacKay on CBC Radio One’s North by Northwest don’t have to get up with the birds this morning. MacKay will serve up a literary repast that is sure to satisfy your appetites in more ways than one. With loads of good readings and large helpings of merriment, your morning cup of coffee won’t be the only hot thing on the go. Come with a friend or make a new one over croissants and champagne. Be forewarned, this event is very popular and tables fill early.

This event is sponsored by Random House of Canada.

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