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Emma Donoghue author of Frog Music, reading November 1, 7:30 pm on the Forms Of Fiction round table November 2,.

Emma Donoghue author of Frog Music, reading November 1, 7:30 pm on the Forms Of Fiction round table November 2, 2 pm, both at the Brigantine Room.

Kathleen Winter author of Boundless, reading October 29, 7:30 pm, at the Fleck October 30, 7:30 pm, at the Studio Theatre October 31, 7:30 pm, at the Brigantine Room.

Johanna Skibsrud author of Quartet For The End Of Time, appearing at the Penguin Canada 40th anniversay event October 28, 7:30 pm, at the Brigantine Room at the Women & War panel, October 31, 7:30 pm, at Lakeside Terrace.

Catherine Gildiner author of Coming Ashore, appearing at the ECW 40th anniversary party October 24, 9 pm at the October Crisis panel November 1, 7:30 pm, both at the Lakeside Terrace and on the True Story panel November 2, 2 pm, at the Studio Theatre.

Lee Henderson author of The Road Narrows As You Go, reading October 31, 7:30 pm, at the Brigantine Room and November 1, 5 pm, at the Studio Theatre.

C.C. Humphreys in conversation with Roch Carrier, October 25, 11 am, at the Fleck reading October 25, 3 pm, at the Brigantine Room and A Pox On Your Head panel October 29, 7:30 pm, at the Studio Theatre.

Eliza Robertson author of Wallflowers, reading October 31, 7:30 pm and on the Forms Of Fiction panel, November 2, 2 pm, both in the Brigantine Room.

Simon Rich author of Spoiled Brats, at the You Write Funny round table, October 26, 3 pm, at the Fleck Dance Theatre.

Carrie Snyder author of Girl Runner, at The Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Finalists event on October 29, 7:30 pm, at the Brigantine Room reading November 1, 5 pm, at the Lakeside Terrace and on the How We Live Now panel, November 2, 2 pm at the Fleck.

Miriam Toews author of All My Puny Sorrows, reading with Writers’ Trust finalists October 29, 7:30 pm, at the Brigantine Room October 31, 7:30 pm, at the Brigantine Room and on the Tough Times round table November 1, 3 pm at the Studio Theatre.

Louise Welsh author of A Lovely Way To Burn, reading October 28, 7:30 pm, at the Lakeside Terrace on the A Pox On Your Head roundtable, October 29, 7:30 pm and giving an artist’s talk October 30, 6 pm, both at the Studio Theatre.

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@EDonoghueWriter Emma Donoghue

Homeless flamenco dancers, dogs in chastity belts, love lost under Halley’s comet, transformative duck decoys take flight with you on-board. Kathleen Winter

Four characters. One goes missing. Who, or what, is to blame – and what are the limits of responsibility? Johanna Skibsrud

Coming Ashore is about my life in the 60s, in England as a student at Oxford, and in Toronto where I moved into Rochdale, a major drug centre in Canada. Catherine Gildiner

The unexpected life of Wendy Ashbubble after leaving her home in Canada to make it big in America with a newspaper comic called Strays. Lee Henderson

Plague: serial killer story during the Great Plague of London. Highwaymen, thief-takers, actresses, penguins (I may have made the last one up). C.C. Humphreys

Seventeen flowers on the wall looking in. Sung to the tune of 99 Bottles. Eliza Robertson

Ten weight loss strategies that actually work. Simon Rich

Aganetha Smart, a talented runner famous in the 1920s, lives alone & forgotten in a nursing home, now 104 but one last adventure awaits. Carrie Snyder

Two sisters who love each other but are on opposing sides of a life and death battle. Miriam Toews

A plague called The Sweats hits London. Stevie’s search for her boyfriend’s killers takes her into the heart of a dangerous, collapsing city. Louise Welsh

Do you have her telephone number? Louise Welsh

Good for that radiantly, unabashedly talented dynamo! Emma Donoghue

Way to go, brilliant woman. Kathleen Winter

[Exaggerated shrug.] Johanna Skibsrud

Lena Dunham is an amazing genius. Give her all the money and power. Lee Henderson

If I say anything negative, it’ll seem like I’m out of touch with “the youth of today” but doesn’t that seem like a lot of money? Miriam Toews

I think it was $.3.7 million. Simon Rich

Lena Dunham. I believe in non-traditional casting, and she can see into my soul. C.C. Humphreys

I’m an unknown comedy writer. The only way they’ll make a biopic of me is if I assassinate someone. Simon Rich

Kristen Wiig. Because she’s hilarious. I’m not saying that I’m funny or anything, but at least the movie would be. (As if there’d be a biopic about me.) Miriam Toews

I don’t really want to read about that Norwegian mass murderer’s interminable struggle. Kathleen Winter

The Confessions Of St. Augustine. He was more fun as a bad boy. Catherine Gildiner

Anything ghostwritten, which excludes most celebrities and political figures. Eliza Robertson

Any of my exes. For obvious reasons. Miriam Toews

So convincing that I even deluded myself: for years I went around saying I read Tolstoy’s War And Peace. Finally I discovered that I’d never get past the first long Freemasonry bit. Emma Donoghue

Ulysses by James Joyce. I saw the movie and listened to the audio tape and read Molly’s soliloquy so I have been able to squeak by in semi-literate circles. Catherine Gildiner

I’ve pretended to have read Ulysses. I was unconvincing. But no one I talk to has really read it either. Eliza Robertson

Moby Dick. I was convincing for about 10 seconds – until I said it was about a famous musician’s penis. C.C. Humphreys

Das Kapital. I was trying to impress my son who was studying it at university. Who knew there are a bunch of volumes, like three or four? That tripped me up. Miriam Toews

Beginner CPR and no. Simon Rich

The Bible. Not very. Louise Welsh

Yes, the best kind. We have a tendency to script everything, but we’ll sound so eloquent and sincere that you won’t notice. Emma Donoghue

Empathy. Lee Henderson

There is a joke about dangling modifiers in there somewhere. But genuinely: I don’t know. Are they poets or fiction writers? Eliza Robertson

I live with a writer so I obviously think so. But I suspect some writers may be a little selfish – not a good quality in a lover. Louise Welsh

No better or worse than anyone else. But be warned, partners may discover they’ve been fictionalized and eternally pinned to the page. Carrie Snyder

You’re coming on a little strong, NOW Magazine. Simon Rich

I’d have to do more research. Johanna Skibsrud

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