Brian Doyle's books have received many Canadian awards, including the CLA Book of the Year for Children and the Mr. Christie's Book Award. Brian's American honours include an ABA "Pick of the Lists," a Horn Book Fanfare selection, an NYPL Best Book for the Teenage selection, two BCCB Blue Ribbons and a YALSA Popular Paperback selection. His body of work is considered a major contribution to Canadian literature. Five of Brian's classic novels of the Ottawa Valley are available in an omnibus called The Low Life: Five Great Tales from Up and Down the River. His novel Mary Ann Alice, published in 2001, won the IODE National Chapter Award, the Leishman Prize and was short-listed for the Governor General's Literary Award, the Mr. Christie's Book Award, the Ruth Schwartz Award, and the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction. His latest publication is the acclaimed Boy O'Boy. Brian lives in Chelsea, Quebec.

Festival Event:
Writing the Mayfair

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 @ 8:30
Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank Street

Previous Festivals: 2002, 2005 (Step Into Stories), 2008 (Spring), 2008 (fall)

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