After a relatively quiet evening at the IFoA which saw the five English-language Governor General’s Award for Fiction authors reading from their nominated works, all four Harbourfront Centre venues gear back up tonight. In the Brigantine Room (235 Queens Quay West, 8 p.m.) journalist and author Stevie Cameron hosts a Noir round table with Louise Doughty, Peter James, Thomas Perry, and Chevy Stevens, who will discuss, among other topics, the role that morality plays in the crime fiction genre. The Fleck Dance Theatre (207 Queens Quay West, 8 p.m.) features an evening celebrating 75 years of the iconic Penguin Books logo and the authors who have flown its flag with a series of readings by Penguin Group authors William Gibson, Andrea Levy, Miguel Syjuco, and Michael Winter. The event is hosted by bookseller and raconteur Ben McNally and features a $500 door prize of Penguin books. British author David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas) headlines a group reading at the Lakeside Terrace (235 Queens Quay West, 8 p.m.). Mitchell will read alongside Marc Levy, Michael Lista, and Jess Walter, with Lewis DeSoto hosting and McArthur & Company generously providing a door prize of a library valued at $500. And finally, at the Studio Theatre (235 Queens Quay West, 8 p.m.), Myla Goldberg, Paul Harding, Dylan Horrocks, and Eshkol Nevo discuss the ins and outs of the novelist’s thankless trade in a round table discussion moderated by Siri Agrell.
For ticket information and a full IFoA schedule go here.