The Globe and Mail Book Review: weekend edition!See more
How to Build Dry-Stack Stone Wall - Book Launch, Thursday October 6See more
Furby House Books is hosting heritage stone mason, John Shaw-Rimmington, for a book signing of his newest book How to Build Dry-Stacked Walls. The book launch party will be held Thursday October 6, 2016, 7 pm at Furby House Books, 65 Walton Street, Port Hope.
How to Build Dry-Stacked Stone Walls shows how to build a wall using the traditional method of dry stone masonry. The book features more than 100 full colour photographs of walls, bridges and decorative garden elements in various steps of constructions as well as illustrations that show the steps, and cross sections that illustrate the building methods.
Following Farley Saturday, October 8 & Sunday, October 9See more
Canadian authors and friends of the late Farley Mowat will be reading from his works. Famed Maritime writer Silver Donald Cameron. Ken McGoogan author of nonfiction narratives about Arctic exploration, Fatal Passage and Lady Franklin's Revenge and Farley's wife author Claire Mowat.
Saturday October 8, 2:00 pm
Port Hope Public Library
Also available this weekend a limited number of signed Farley Mowat titles.
Marjorie Simmins - Year Of The Horse Sunday, October 9
SEVEN - Young Adult Author Event Thursday, October 20See more
THE SEVEN PREQUELS
READ ONE. READ
The seven grandsons from the bestselling Seven (the Series) and the Seven Sequels return in the Seven Prequels, along with their daredevil grandfather, David McLean. These thrilling origin stories take readers from the heat of the jungles of Central America to the mysterious streets of Stockholm to one very dangerous Florida kayak trip.
Meet SEVEN authors at
Port Hope Public Library, 31 Queen Street, Thursday October 19, 6:30 pm Books sales will follow the reading.
Horizons' 22nd Writers & Friends Literary Afternoon Sunday, November 13See more
This is going to be a grand affair to celebrate Horizons’ 22nd Writers and Friends.
Guest authors are Wayne Johnston, Madeleine Thien, and Jane Urquhart, reading from their award-winning works.
Early Bird price is only $90,with $65 charitable tax receipt, if you purchase your tickets before October 17th
Tickets may now be purchased online at www.horizons.ca or by calling the Horizons office, 905-372-5483. After October 17th tickets will be $100 ($75 charitable tax receipt) and also available at Furby House Books on Walton Street in Port Hope.
Sunday November 13th, 1 pm
Trinity College School, 55 Deblaquire St N, Port Hope
2016 Kirkus Prize FinalistsSee more
The Kirkus Prize is one of the richest literary awards in the world, with a prize of $50,000 (US) bestowed annually. The Prize has three categories: the Kirkus Prize for Fiction, the Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction and the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature. The winners will be selected on November 3, 2016, by an esteemed panel composed of nationally respected writers and highly regarded booksellers, librarians and Kirkus critics.
2016 Giller Prize ShortlistSee more
The Scotiabank Giller Prize strives to highlight the very best in Canadian fiction year after year. The prize awards $100,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English and $10,000 to each of the finalists. The Prize ceremony will air on CBC Television November 7th.
2016 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize FinalistsSee more
New and veteran voices featured on landmark year’s shortlist.The Writers’ Trust of Canada has revealed this morning the finalists for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, recognizing writers of the year’s best novel or short story collection. The prize is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
The prizewinner will be announced at the Writers’ Trust Awards Ceremony in Toronto on November 2.
The five finalists are:
2016 Man Booker (FICTION) ShortlistSee more
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, first awarded in 1969, is open to writers of any nationality, writing originally in English. The shortlist of six books was announced Tuesday 13 September and the winner will be announced on Tuesday 25 October in London. The ceremony will be broadcast by the BBC.