Giles Blunt grew up in North Bay. He spent 20 years in New York City as a writer and a scriptwriter for such shows as Law and Order and Night Heat before making his home in Toronto. He is the author of the six novels in the bestselling Cardinal crime series, which he is currently adapting as a television series for CTV. He is a two-time winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel and a recipient of the British Crime Writers Macallan Silver Dagger. Blunt presents The Hesitation Cut, a psychological suspense novel about jealousy and obsession.           

- Giles Blunt's Profile  

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Nino Ricci is the multi award-winning Canadian novelist of Origin of the Species, who lives in Toronto, Ontario. Ricci's first novel, Lives of the Saints, garnered international acclaim and won a host of awards, including the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction and the Books in Canada First Novel Award. It was adapted into a miniseries starring Sophia Loren. His work has been shortlisted for the Scotia bank Giller Prize and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and in 2006, Ricci was named the inaugural winner of the Alistair MacLeod Award for Literary Achievement.  Ricci presents Sleep, a novel of harrowing emotional power and suspense, the story of a man who seems to have it all.
- Nino Ricci's Profile  
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Markham Arts Council, in collaboration with Markham Public Library, proudly presents the 4th International Festival of Authors-Markham on Friday October 30th, 2015.
You are invited to a Wine and "Tastes of the Mains" reception, where we will be welcoming renowned authors Nino Ricci, Giles Blunt, and Owen Sheers. Guests will be able to chat with the authors and view the exhibit One Thousand Words by Creative Photographers Markham.  Author Readings, Discussion & Book Signing follow in an evening meant to delight and  inspire.    
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Power Stream:

Please join us on Friday, October 30th at the Markham Village Library!

Location: Markham Village Library, 6031 Hwy 7 East, Markham ON L3P 3A7

Owen Sheers is a poet, author and playwright. His first novel, Resistance, was translated into 10 languages and adapted into a film. The Dust Diaries, his Zimbabwean non-fiction narrative, won the Welsh Book of the Year Award. He is also the recipient of the Somerset Maugham Award and the Hay Festival Medal for Poetry. He has been a New York Public Library Cullman Fellow and is currently Professor in Creativity at Swansea University. He presents his second novel, I Saw a Man, an utterly stunning novel of love, loss, the insidious nature of secrets and the transformative power of words.

- Owen Sheers' Profile


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