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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!
Emma Donoghue spent eight years in Cambridge doing a PhD in eighteenth-century literature before moving to London, Ontario, where she lives with her partner and their two children. She is best known for her novels, which range from the historical to the contemporary. Her novel Room was a New York Times Bestseller, a New York Times Best Book of 2010, and a finalist for the Man Booker, Commonwealth, and Orange prizes. The Lotterys Plus One is her first novel for young readers.
Sumac Lottery is the fifth of seven kids in her (VERY) large, (EXTREMELY) unruly family. With four parents, a parrot, a dog, a rat, and two cats, the sprawling Victorian house they call Camelottery is already quite full . But one day, Sumac gets the news that one of their grandfathers will be coming to live with them. Suddenly, everything changes. Grumps is worse than just tough to get along with—Grumps has got to go! But can Sumac help him find a home where he belongs?