International Festival of Authors Markham


MARCH 31/2015-TORONTO, ONTARIO: Kathy Cheng, President of WS & Co. and founder of its in-stock promotional apparel line, Redwood Classics is photographed at the company's facility in Scarborough, Ontario April 1, 2015. (Photo by Kevin Van Paassen for National Post)Ricci, Nino (c) Kevin Kelly PhotographySheers, Owen (c) Charlotte Medlicott

The Fourth International Festival of Authors Markham is a night meant to delight and inspire.

The evening starts with a Food and Wine Reception at 18:30.
The evening continues with the Readings and Q&A portion of the night, with the opportunity to buy the authors’ books, at 20:00

Reception and Readings: $50
Readings only: $20

There will be a cash bar.

Food is provided from the following:
Unionville Gelato Co.
T&T Bakery
Inspire Restaurant
Smash Kitchen and Bar Restaurant

You may register for this event online or over the phone (905-947-9054). For your convenience, online registration is available and you can pay by using credit card.

Click here to purchase your tickets

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.


Nino Ricci, born in 1959, is a Canadian novelist who lives in Toronto, Ontario. He was born in Leamington, Ontario to Italian immigrants, Virginio and Amelia Ricci, from the province of Isernia, Molise.

Ricci received a B.A. in English literature from York University, Toronto in 1981 and a Master’s in Creative Writing from Concordia University, Montreal in 1987. Ricci has travelled in Europe and Africa, where, in Nigeria, he taught English literature and language in a high school for two years.  Ricci’s first novel Lives of the Saints was a great critical and commercial success. It won the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the1990 Governor General’s Award for Fiction and a Betty Trask Award.  Ricci served as one of the directors of PEN Canada from 1990–96, and as president during 1995-96. He was the writer-in-residence at the University of Windsor for the 2005-06 academic year.


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.

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