72 The Sunday Brunch

British Columbia
New Brunswick
New Zealand
Graeme Gibson Ontario

Graeme Gibson has been a founding member and chair of The Writers’ Union of Canada, Writers’ Trust of Canada and PEN Canada. Currently he is joint president, with Margaret Atwood, of BirdLife International’s Rare Bird Club. He is also chairman of the Pelee Island Bird Observatory. He has written four novels, including Five Legs and Communion, and two miscellanies, The Bedside Book of Birds and The Bedside Book of Beasts: Echoes of a Working EdenRead more

Shari Lapeña Ontario

Shari Lapeña worked as a lawyer and as an English teacher before turning to writing fiction. Her first novel, Things Go Flying, was shortlisted for the 2009 Sunburst Award. Her second novel, Happiness Economics, was a finalist for the 2012 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. She has been featured in the Dalhousie Review andthe Globe and Mail, and is an alumnus of the Humber School for Writers. Lapeña lives in Toronto and is currently at work on her third novel.  Read more

Linden MacIntyre Ontario

Linden MacIntyre is a co-host of the fifth estate and the winner of 10 Gemini Awards for broadcast journalism. His first novel, The Long Stretch, was nominated for a CBA Libris Award and his boyhood memoir Causeway: A Passage from Innocence won a number of awards. His second novel, The Bishop’s Man, won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, among other honours, and has been translated into eight languages. Read more

Susan Musgrave British Columbia

Susan Musgrave’s books include a bestselling novel, Cargo of Orchids; a collection of essays, You're in Canada Now... A Memoir of Sorts; and her latest collection of poetry, Origami Dove, which was a finalist for the 2011 Governor General’s Award. Recent prizes include the BC Civil Liberties Association Liberty Award for Art and the Spirit Bear Award, a tribute recognizing the significance of a vital and enduring contribution to the poetry of the Pacific Northwest. She lives on Haida Gwaii. Read more

Riel Nason New Brunswick

Riel Nason’s short fiction has appeared in many literary journals in Canada, including the Malahat Review, Grain, Dalhousie Review, Room and the Antigonish Review. She has also written many non-fiction articles on antiques and collectibles, including a long-time column in New Brunswick’s Telegraph-Journal. Her first novel, The Town That Drowned, won the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award and the Commonwealth Book Prize. Read more

Emily Perkins New Zealand

Emily Perkins is the author of Not Her Real Name, a collection of short stories that won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. She has written three novels: Leave Before You Go, The New Girl and Novel About My Wife, which won the Believer Award. She lives in Auckland.

Emily Perkins’ appearance is supported by the New Zealand Book Council and Creative New Zealand. Read more

Host: Sheryl MacKay
Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 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.

Bookmark  and Share