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Thursday, October 19 at 7 pm

Toronto's International Festival of Authors (IFOA) brings its touring program to the Library on Thursday, October 19th at 7:00 pm.

IFOA brings together the world's most exciting writers of contemporary literature for 11 days of events in late October and early November. For the seventh year, IFOA Ontario will visit Woodstock to present an evening of author readings followed by a lively question and answer segment and discussion.

Don't miss this literary evening in the spacious sanctuary of Knox Presbyterian Church. The event will be followed by a reception on the second floor of the library, featuring local foods, wine and beer tasting provided by Upper Thames Brewing Company, and an opportunity to experience our vibrant local culture and meet and talk to authors.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the library, at Merrifield Book Shop, or through Harbourfront Centre Box Office in person or by phone at 416-973-4000. Don't miss this exceptional literary event and an opportunity to visit with some great Canadian and International authors in person.

Peter Robinson is the author of the Yorkshire based, best-selling DCI Banks novels, the most recent of which is When the Music's Over, the 23rd book in the series, a UK number one best-seller in 2016. His 2011 standalone novel, Before the Poison, was also a number one UK best-seller and won the US Dilys Award, the Canadian Arthur Ellis Award and the Swedish Golden Crowbar Award. Peter has also published two collections of short stories, Not Safe After Dark and The Price of Love. His works have been translated into over twenty languages, and he has won a number of international awards, including the Edgar (2000), the Dagger in the Library (2002), the Swedish Martin Beck Award (2002), the Danish Palle Rosenkrantz (2006), the French Gand Prix de Littérature Policière (2001), the Finnish Crime Writers Award (2004) and the Polish Great Calibre Award (2016). In 2010, he was also awarded the Canadian Harbourfront Prize "based on the merits of his own published work and the time he has invested in nurturing the next generation of literary talent." In 2011, the first series of DCI Banks showed on ITV, starring Stephen Tompkinson, and Peter was inducted into the International Hall of Fame. The 24th DCI Banks novel, Sleeping in the Ground, will be published in the summer of 2017. Peter holds honorary degrees from the University of Windsor, Ontario and an MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor and a PhD in English Literature from York University, Toronto. He lives in Toronto and spends part of each year in Richmond, North Yorkshire, England.

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of ten acclaimed novels including The Commitments, The Snapper, and The Van, two collections of short stories, Rory & Ita, a memoir about his parents, and most recently, Two Pints and Two More Pints, collections of dialogues. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha HaResidence: Dublin, Ireland. Hometown: Dublin, Ireland. Author Site: www.roddydoyle.ie  Social: www.facebook.com/roddy.doyle

"There is not a writer currently working in the English language who can match Doyle for the fluency with which he tacks back and forth between the hilarious and the heartbreaking." --The New York Times Book Review

"One of the delights of Doyle's work is its fearlessness... In book after book he throws himself into the voices and hearts of his characters." --The New York Times Book Review

"No writer alive gives the utterly prosaic thoughts and routines of endless, uneventful days the rhythm and flavor of art better than Doyle." --The Philadelphia Inquirer

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