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Gabrielle, Queen's Square | November 30, 2020

This fall, Idea Exchange has more great virtual author events to share with you. Whether you like creepy books, history books, funny books, or just great stories, we have an author event for you:

CTAL Nights Presents: Author Will Ferguson is coming September 29! Join us on Zoom to hear this Giller prize winning author discuss his latest novel, The Finder.

Despite being the first novel by author Alka Joshi, The Henna Artist has defied the odds and rose to the top of bestseller charts and was chosen as the May 2020 pick for the Reese Book Club. We chat with Alka on October 18, part of our Celebration of Women events sponsored by the City of Cambridge.

Younger readers can get in on the author action with Kallie George on October 22. Kallie’s books include picture and chapter books, such as The Heartwood Hotel series and The Magical Animal Adoption Agency series as well as a terrific series about Anne of Green Gables.

Later on October 22, teens (and other YA fiction fans) can join us for The Royal Treatment. Hear from a panel of incredible authors including C.J. Redwine, Nicki Pau Preto, and Aleksandra Ross as they discuss writing about royals and why we’re so obsessed.

Thriller and horror author Andrew Pyper joins us in time for Halloween on October 29 to discuss his new novel, The Residence. Based on true events, this ghost story is sure to give you chills.

On November 2, historian and author Tim Cook joins us to talk about his latest non-fiction book, The Fight for History, which explores how the Second World War has been remembered, forgotten, and remade by Canadians for 75 years.

Fans of historical fiction won’t want to miss our Tea Time With History on November 8. Kayleigh Platz will moderate a panel of fantastic authors including Jennifer Robson (The Gown), Kristin Harmel (The Book of Lost Names), and Danielle R. Graham (All We Left Behind).

Meet Luba Lesychyn, author of the two humourous, page-turning international art theft thrillers, Theft By Chocolate and Theft Between the Rains, on November 19 and hear how her 20 years at Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum inspired her to write these stories.

Discover your next favourite author this fall with Idea Exchange.