A blog dedicated to news, reviews and thoughts on literary festivals around the world. Book Festivals, Readers Festivals, Writers Festivals, Literary Festivals, the names and forms are diverse. Disclosure: I served on the Steering Committee of the Singapore Writers Festival 2005. Enjoy!
The Globe & Mail is covering the release of Toronto's writer list, which includes younger writers like Helen Oyeyemi, who published her first book, The Icarus Girl, last year in the UK, at the age of 21. In addition to Oyeyemi and other "hyped wunderkinds", in the words of the Toronto website, are more traditional "heavyweights", John Irving, Julian Barnes and Vikram Seth.