In this edition, you will have the chance to meet

Michael Christie

MICHAEL CHRISTIE is the author of the novel If I Fall, If I Die, which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Kirkus Prize, and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and was selected as a New York Times Editors Choice Pick, and a linked collection of stories, The Beggar's Garden, which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and won the City of Vancouver Book Award. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Globe & Mail. A former carpenter and homeless-shelter worker, he divides his time between Victoria and Galiano Island, where he lives with his family in a timber frame house that he built himself.

Photo: Dylan Doubt


Samantha Nutt

SAMANTHA NUTT, M.D. is a medical doctor and Founder/Executive Director of War Child North America. For fifteen years, Dr Nutt has been at the frontline of many of the world's major crises - from Iraq to Afghanistan, Somalia to the Congo and Sierra Leone to Darfur. Dr. Nutt was named one of Canada's 25 Transformational Canadians by the Globe and Mail, and the World Economic Forum recognized her as one of 200 young global leaders. In 2010, Samantha was awarded the Order of Ontario. Dr. Nutt is a staff physician at Women's College Hospital in Toronto and an Assistant Professor of medicine at the University of Toronto.Her first book, published in 2011, was Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies,and Aid, and her new book is forthcoming with Signal/McClelland & Stewart.


Steven Price

STEVEN PRICE is the author of By Gaslight (2016), a number 1 bestseller and longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and Into That Darkness (2011). His highly anticipated new novel, Lampedusa, is coming out in late August. Steven is also an acclaimed poet, and has written two award-winning poetry books, Anatomy of Keys (2006), winner of the Gerald Lampert Award, and Omens in the Year of the Ox (2012), winner of the ReLit Award. He lives in Victoria, B.C.


Emcee: Mi-Jung Lee

MI-JUNG LEE is a veteran investigative journalist and anchors CTV News at Noon and CTV News at Five in Vancouver.  Born in South Korea, she has lived in Vancouver since she was four. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with an English Literature degree and Ryerson University with a degree in Journalism. Lee is a cancer survivor and has spoken numerous times for charities raising money to fund cancer research.

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  • 6:30 p.m. Registration and cocktail begins
  • 7:30 p.m. Authors presentation begin
  • 9:30 p.m. Book signing

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