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Since 1990, The Word On The Street has proudly hosted some of the finest talent in Canadian literature. Our 28th festival was one of our best yet. Check out all of the authors, performers, and storytellers below!
Robert J. Sawyer was born in Ottawa and lives in Mississauga with his wife, poet Carolyn Clink. He has won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel. The ABC TV series FlashForward was based on his novel of the same name.
LONGLISTED FOR CANADA READS 2017
Experimental psychologist Jim Marchuk has developed a flawless technique for identifying the previously undetected psychopaths lurking everywhere in society. But while being cross-examined about his breakthrough in court, Jim is shocked to discover that he has lost the memories of six months of his life from twenty years ago–a dark time during which he himself committed heinous acts.
Jim is reunited with Kayla Huron, his forgotten girlfriend and now a quantum physicist, who has made a discovery about the nature of human consciousness. They combine forces in a race against time to see if they can change human nature.