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AUTHORS AT HARBOURFRONT CENTRE SHARES TRAVEL STORIES, THRILLERS AND MORE
March participants include Andrew Pyper, Iain Reid, Linwood Barclay, Colin McAdam and Taiye Selasi

TORONTO, February 12, 2013 ---- Authors at Harbourfront Centre’s (AUTHORS) 39th season continues with four March events including an evening with Andrew Pyper (March 4), the Ben McNally Travellers’ Series with Matthew Goodman and Iain Reid (March 13), a special Crime Showcase featuring Linwood Barclay, Ian Hamilton, Becky Masterman and S.J. Parris (March 20) and an evening with bestselling author Cathy Marie Buchanan, award-winning author Colin McAdam and debut novelist Taiye Selasi (March 27).

March 4: Bestselling author Andrew Pyper reads from and discusses his latest novel, The Demonologist, about a professor who uses his knowledge of demonic mythology to rescue his daughter from the Underworld. Pyper is the award-winning author of five internationally bestselling novels, including Lost Girls, which won the Arthur Ellis Award, and The Killing Circle, a New York Times Best Crime Novel of the Year. This is a FREE off-site event at the iconic Gladstone Hotel at 7pm. In partnership with Simon & Schuster Canada.

March 13: Official AUTHORS bookseller Ben McNally hosts an evening of travel tales. Matthew Goodman, the recipient of two MacDowell fellowships and one Yaddo fellowship, shares Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World, the story of two Victorian journalists ahead of their time. Iain Reid, author of the comic memoir One Bird's Choice, which won the CBC Bookie Award for Best Nonfiction Book, presents The Truth About Luck: What I Learned on My Road Trip with Grandma.

March 20: Readers seeking a good thrill are encouraged to attend the Crime Showcase. Former Toronto Star columnist Linwood Barclay shares Trust Your Eyes, which begins when a map-obsessed schizophrenic named Thomas Kilbride stumbles across a disturbing image online. Ian Hamilton presents the fifth book in his Ava Lee series, The Scottish Banker of Surabaya, exposing the dark world of money laundering and the Italian mob. Becky Masterman shares her first thriller, Rage Against the Dying, introducing Brigid Quinn, a 59-year-old recently retired FBI field agent. S.J. Parris, the author of six books, shares Sacrilege, a 16th century crime novel about a detective researching the historic murder of Saint Thomas Becket.

March 27: Bestselling author Cathy Marie Buchanan shares The Painted Girls, a gripping novel set in belle époque Paris and inspired by the real-life model for Edgar Degas’s famous sculpture of a young ballet dancer. Award-winning author Colin McAdam presents his new novel, A Beautiful Truth, a heartfelt story about parenthood, friendship, loneliness and conflict told simultaneously from the perspective of humans and chimpanzees. Debut novelist Taiye Selasi shares Ghana Must Go, a portrait of a family and an exploration of the importance of where we come from and our obligations to one another.

Bios of all participants are available at readings.org under “Events.”

Events take place at 7:30pm in the York Quay Centre (235 Queens Quay West), unless otherwise noted. Tickets are $10 to the general public, FREE for supporters, students and youth 25 and under with ID unless otherwise noted. Box Office/Information: 416-973-4000 or readings.org.

Since its inception in 1974, Authors at Harbourfront Centre has hosted over 8,000 authors from more than 100 countries, including 20 Nobel Laureates. Our season runs from September to June and includes the annual International Festival of Authors (IFOA) (October 24 – November 3, 2013), including YoungIFOA and IFOA Ontario; and the annual ALOUD: a Celebration for Young Readers with Forest of Reading® Festival of Trees™ (May 15–16, 2013).
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