Michael Ignatieff is a distinguished author of both fiction and non-fiction. His novel Scar Tissue was short-listed for the Booker Prize, while The Russian Album, a family memoir, won the Governor General's Award and the Heinemann Prize from Britain's Royal Society of Literature. His work on ethnic nationalism in the 1990s resulted in a television series and the book Blood and Belonging, which won the Lionel Gelber Prize. His most recent book is True Patriot Love: Four Generations in Search of Canada. He is the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.

Festivals: 2009 (spring)

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