Just a heads-up to all literature fans in the area that the fall edition of this year's Writers Festival is being held from October 20-26, in various locations around the city. The full schedule can be found at the Festival website, here. Just a few of the many highlights include: novelists Michael Cunningham (October 20) and Sandra Birdsell (October 24); sociopolitical commentators Tariq Ramadan and Ezra Levant (October 23); historian Charlotte Gray (October 24 and 25), and a closing session featuring local writers such as Elizabeth Hay and Brian Doyle (October 26).
That's not all, though! There are also several pre- and post-Festival events. The first, already held on September 17th, featured Canadian non-fiction writer John Vaillant, whose latest work, The Tiger, was described by Simon Winchester in The Globe and Mail as "a tale of astonishing power and vigour," featuring poachers, conservationists, and a dwindling population of stealthy, immensely powerful, hyper-intelligent, but nonetheless vulnerable, Siberian tigers.