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2012 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF AUTHORS PARRY SOUND

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF AUTHORSPARRY SOUND

MONDAY 29 0CTOBER 7:30 pm The Charles W. Stockey Centre

SUSAN SWAN Swan presents Western Light, a prequel to The Wives of Bath, which rewinds to Mary “Mouse” Bradford in her early years, struggling for love and acceptance. Novelist, journalist and teacher Susan Swan has written seven novels. Her work has been published in more than 20 countries and has received numerous awards.

ANNABEL LYON Will read from her second novel The Sweet Girl, which follows the intelligent 16-year-old Pythias, recently orphaned daughter of Aristotle, as she attempts to forge a path for herself in a superstitious and biased world. Her first novel, The Golden Mean, won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award for English Fiction and a regional Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.

MIRANDA HILL Will read from her debut collection of short stories, Sleeping Funny. Hill presents a wide range of characters from a world that is both recognizable and askew.

NED BEAUMAN Will read from his most recent novel The Teleportation Accident, nominated for the 2012 Man Booker Prize. His debut novel, Boxer, Beetle was published in 2010. It was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Desmond Elliot prize, and winner of the Writers' Guild Award for Best Fiction Book. He went on to be named by BBC2’s Culture Show as one of their 12 Best New British Writers in 2011.

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