Manic IFoA Monday

Manic IFoA Monday

This afternoon at the Studio Theatre (235 Queens Quay West, 3 p.m.) the International Festival of Authors hosts a special panel of publishing insiders from around the world. The free round table event, which features five international publishing executives and five world literary festival directors (full a full line-up go here), will focus on the impact of the world economic slump on publishing, the rise of the ebook, the joys of bringing a book to market and plenty of other topics. The event is moderated by literary agent Denise Bukowski, while Lewis DeSoto hosts.

The evening’s sole event is the annual reading by the five nominees for the Governor General’s Literary Award for English Fiction at the Fleck Dance Theatre (207 Queens Quay West, 8 p.m.). Tonight’s short-listed authors are Sandra Birdsell, Emma Donoghue, Drew Hayden Taylor, Diane Warren, and Kathleen Winter, and tickets for the gala reading are $25, $20 for members (as of this writing tickets were still available).

For a full IFoA schedule go here.