Following a sold out season at the Toronto Reference Library that featured Salman Rushdie, Jonathan Franzen, Margaret Atwood, and former Al Jazeera Egyptian Bureau Chief Mohamed Fahmy, the Appel Salon today announced its new lineup, headlined by celebrated Jamaican novelist and 2015 Man Booker Prize winner Marlon James on February 18th in conversation with Toronto International Film Festival artistic director Cameron Bailey.
Upcoming 2016 Winter lineup (L to R from top): Gabrielle Hamilton, Elizabeth Strout, Yann Martel, Muriel Barbery, Marlon James, Daniel Clowes, Graham Abbey, David Walliams, Micah White
Other guests include:
- Chef and memoirist Gabrielle Hamilton
- Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout
- Yann Martel
- Muriel Barbery
- Daniel Clowes
- Actor and director Graham Abbey
- English television star David Walliams (Little Britain, Britain’s Got Talent)
- American activist and co-creator of Occupy Wall Street Micah White
Also coming soon, The eh List, Toronto Public Library’s marquee program for Canadian writers, will present two special events in January and February featuring Scotiabank Giller Prize winner André Alexis and Lawrence Hill.
Free tickets are required and are available online attorontopubliclibrary.ca/appelsalon starting four weeks before the event.
The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, located in the heart of Toronto on the second floor of the Toronto Reference Library, is a place where writers, thinkers, artists and innovators come together for conversation and debate.
Since opening in 2009, the Appel Salon has hosted a wide array of fascinating people, including Margaret Atwood, Bruce Cockburn, Lena Dunham, Malcolm Gladwell,Ben Heppner, John Irving, Miranda July, Jhumpa Lahiri, Stephen Lewis, David Mitchell, Anne Rice, Donna Tartt and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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