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AUTHORS FOR 2018
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Abley Mark Abley
Mark Abley is a poet, journalist, editor and non-fiction writer. A Rhodes Scholar and a Guggenheim Fellow, he has written four books of poetry and several works of non-fiction. For many years he wrote the “Watchwords” column in the Montreal Gazette. His new book, Watch Your Tongue: What Everyday Sayings and Idioms Literally Figuratively Mean, will be published by Simon & Schuster Canada in October. He lives in Pointe-Claire, Quebec.


Antoniou Helen Antoniou ~ The author of Back to Beer...and Hockey
The Story of Eric Molson is an executive coach for corporate leaders and family business owners, as well as a volunteer board member in the areas of health, education, and the arts. She has practiced corporate law and management consulting and holds master's degrees from the universities of Paris II and Harvard. She is Eric Molson's daughter-in-law.


Blunt Giles Blunt
Giles Blunt grew up in North Bay, Ontario, a small city similar to the Algonquin Bay of his John Cardinal novels. After studying English literature at the University of Toronto, he moved to New York City, where he lived for the next twenty years, before moving back to Toronto in 2002. The first Cardinal novel, Forty Words for Sorrow, won the British Crime Writers Silver Dagger award, and the second, The Delicate Storm, won the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis award for best novel, as did the latest, Until the Night. He has been twice long-listed for the Dublin IMPAC award.



Fortier Anne Fortier
Anne Fortier’s first novel, Juliet,was a New York Times bestseller. Her second book, The Lost Sisterhood, is a complex tale that weaves the modern academic world into the ancient time of myth and the Amazons. Fortier is a co-producer of the Emmy Award winning documentary Fire and Ice: The Winter War of Finland and Russia. Born in Denmark, she now lives in North Hatley.




Johnston Wayne Johnston
Wayne Johnston was born and raised in the St. John's area of Newfoundland. His bestselling novels include The Divine Ryans, A World Elsewhere, The Custodian of Paradise, The Navigator of New York and The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, which has been made into a stage play and is being developed as a TV series. Johnston is also the author of the Charles Taylor Prize winning and bestselling Baltimore's Mansion | A Memoir. He lives in Toronto.

Lafleche Isabelle Lafleche
Isabelle Lafleche began her career as a corporate attorney in Toronto and New York. In the aftermath of 9/11 she decided to follow her calling and dreams and chose writing over sleepless nights. She's the author of the best-selling novels: J'adore New York, J'adore Paris and J'adore Rome. Her most recent young adult novel, Bonjour Girl, addresses cyber-bullying and the importance of seeing more diversity in the fashion industry. She currently resides in the Eastern Townships where she's working on the second instalment of her series of teen novels.



Hickey Pat Hickey
Sports Writer for the Montreal Gazette will replace Roy MacGregor at the Literary Festival at 1.30 on Saturday Oct13. Unfortunately with what is going on with NAFTA and the Quebec election, Roy MacGregor's editor at the Globe has asked him to stay in the office in Toronto next week.
We are thrilled to announce that Pat Hickey, sports writer at the Gazette will speak at that time. Pat Hickey has been a sports columnist at The Gazette for the past decade. He began his career at the Montreal Star in 1965 and served as the sports editor of the the Montreal Star, the Vancouver Sun and the Gazette. He also worked at the Globe and Mail, Toronto Sun and Toronto Star where he had a taste of the real world as the deputy national editor before deciding he suffered withdrawal symptoms from sports.

Montreal Noir Montreal Noir
Montreal Noir is a 15 story compilation that delves into the shadow side of Montreal. Editor Jacques Filippi and three of the writers Johanne Seymour, Peter Kirby and Catherine McKenzie will bring the Noir aspects of Montreal to the Village of Knowlton in a panel session exploring the darker and edgier world of one of North America's oldest cities.
Our panelists will include:

Kirby Peter Kirby was born in Ireland and grew up in the hardscrabble neighbourhood of Brixton in South London. He came to Canada as a cook, went to university at night, and eventually became a lawyer. He now practises international law in one of Canada's largest law firms and has been recognized by The American Lawyer as one of Canada's leading 500 lawyers. His previous books are The Dead of Winter (2012) and Vigilante Season (2013).


SeymourJohanne Seymour worked as a screenwriter and a TV director before she started writing the Kate McDougall novels in 2015. In turn, the McDougall novels have been shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for best French crime novel, the Saint-Pacome Best Crime Novel, the Prix de la relève Archambault and the Grand Prix Archambault. Her adaptation for TV of Le cri du cerf, the first of the series, got the highest ranking ratings for an in-house production on a specialised channel. Homme Perdu, her seventh novel and the first instalment of a trilogy, has been hailed as “a series that will mark Quebec literature”. Rinzen, la beauté intérieure, is her latest publication. Johanne has also written four short stories, the last one being Journal of an Obsession in the collective Montreal Noir. She is now working on the third instalment of her Rinzen trilogy and is developing a TV miniseries based on the team of inspectors of the Rinzen novels. She is also the founder of Les Printemps meurtriers, a popular French crime festival in Knowlton for several years.

McKenzie A graduate of McGill University in History and Law, Catherine McKenzie practices law in Montreal, where she was born and raised. An avid skier and runner, Catherine has published seven best-sellers which have been translated into numerous languages. Her latest novel, The Good Liar, was a Globe & Mail Bestseller and a Best Thriller of April 2018 for Goodreads. Catherine published her first novel, The Murder Game, writing as Julie Apple, in 2016, and had a short story included in MONTREAL NOIR in 2017. Her next novel, I’ll Never Tell, set in the Townships will be published April 2, 2019. Visit her online at catherinemckenzie.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/catherinemckenzieauthor, and on Twitter and Instagram at @cemckenzie1.

Zimmermann Werner Zimmermann
Werner Zimmermann is a bestselling children's book illustrator whose works include the festive classic A Porcupine in a Pine Tree and its sequels, the Farmer Joe series, Snow Day, and Henny Penny. He has been nominated twice for the Governor General's Literary Award for Illustration, and he and Jean Little won the Mr. Christie's Award for Pippin the Christmas Pig. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.



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