Kitchener, Ontario

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Downtown Kitchener | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Terry Fallis

Terry Fallis is the award-winning author of four national bestsellers, all published by McClelland & Stewart.

His debut novel, The Best Laid Plans, won the 2008 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and was crowned the 2011 winner of CBC Canada Reads as the "essential Canadian novel of the decade." In January 2014, CBC aired a six-part television miniseries based on The Best Laid Plans, earning very positive reviews. It is also in development as a stage musical by Touchstone Theatre in Vancouver, debuting in September 2015.

The High Road was published in September 2010 and was a finalist for the 2011 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.

Terry's third novel, Up and Down, was released in September 2012. It debuted on the Globe and Mail bestsellers list, was a finalist for the 2013 Leacock Medal, and won the 2013 Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award.

In June 2013, the Canadian Booksellers Association presented Terry with the Libris Award for Author of the Year. Terry's fourth novel, No Relation, hit bookstores in May 2014, opened on the Globe and Mail bestsellers list, and won the 2015 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.

Poles Apart

Fiction

Waterloo Region Record Stage at 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM


Amanda Lindhout

Amanda Lindhout is the founder of the Global Enrichment Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports development, aid, and education initiatives in Somalia and Kenya. For more information, visit AmandaLindhout.com and GlobalEnrichmentFoundation.com.

A House in the Sky

Nonfiction

Waterloo Region Record Stage at 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM


Kenneth Oppel

Kenneth Oppel is the author of numerous books for young readers. His award-winning Silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide and was adapted into an animated TV series and stage play. Airborn won a Michael L. Printz Honor Book Award and the Governor General's Literary Award; its sequel, Skybreaker, was a New York Times bestseller and was named Children's Novel of the Year by The Times (London). He is also the author of Half Brother, This Dark Endeavor, Such Wicked Intent and The Boundless.

Born on Vancouver Island, he has lived in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, and in England and Ireland, and now resides in Toronto with his wife and children. Visit him online at www.kennethoppel.ca.

The Nest

Fiction | Young Adult

Waterloo Region Record Stage at 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM


Neil Pasricha

Neil Pasricha is one of the world's leading experts on happiness and the power of positive thinking. He is the #1 International Bestselling Author of The Book of Awesome series with over a million copies sold in a dozen languages. He has given one of the most popular TED Talks of all time called "The 3 A's of Awesome." He wrote this book to teach his son the power of attitude, awareness, and authenticity.

Awesome is Everywhere

Nonfiction | Children's

Waterloo Region Record Stage at 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM


Andrew Pyper

Andrew Pyper is the author of The Demonologist, which won the International Thriller Writers award for Best Hardcover Novel and was selected for the Globe and Mail’s Best 100 Books of 2013 and Amazon’s 20 Best Books of 2013. He is also the author of five previous novels, including Lost Girls, which won the Arthur Ellis Award for crime fiction and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. The Killing Circle was a New York Times Best Crime Novel of the Year. Four of Pyper’s novels, including The Damned, are in active development for feature film. He lives in Toronto.

The Damned

Fiction | Mystery/Suspense/Horror

Waterloo Region Record Stage at 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM