The International Festival of Authors brought Canadian writers and readers together this fall in various cities around Ontario. Authors read their newest books, readers listened and asked questions. TVO was part of the tour, with our hosts emceeing the events. TVOParents host, and voracious reader, Cheryl Jackson was happy to travel to Thunder Bay, Barrie and Owen Sound not only to emcee the readings, but to get a chance to sit down and interview some of the authors.

Joseph Boyden Cheryl talked with the author in Barrie about his writings on the aboriginal experience.
Jane Urquhart In Thunder Bay, Cheryl met up with the author who talked about getting her kids to love reading.
Johanna Skibsrud talked about her new book of short stories, and how to get kids reading.
James Bartleman talked about writing his first novel which explores the tragedy of aboriginal youth suicide.
Drew Hayden Taylor, an Ojibway from Curve Lake First Nation uses humour to describe the experience of First Nations people on and off the reserve.
Madeleine Thien is the daughter of Malaysian-Chinese immigrants. It's a topic she loves to explore in her stories. Cheryl caught up with her in Owen Sound.