Special Events

  • Miriam Toews

    Miriam Toews

    Monday, September 17

    Spend an evening with internationally celebrated, award-winning author Miriam Toews, in conversation with author Jen Sookfong Lee about her inspiration, the power of the past and her latest novel, Women Talking.

  • Kate Atkinson

    Kate Atkinson

    Saturday, September 29

    From the international bestselling and award-winning Kate Atkinson comes her latest work, Transcription. She will speak with UBC’s Chair of the Creative Writing Program, Alix Ohlin, about her latest work, her inspiration and her career to date.

  • Jodi Picoult

    Jodi Picoult

    Friday, October 19

    Join beloved novelist and the bestselling author of twenty-four books, Jodi Picoult, for an evening in conversation with Globe and Mail journalist, Marsha Lederman, about her latest release, A Spark of Light.

  • Ian Rankin

    Ian Rankin

    Saturday, October 27

    Join us for an evening with the witty and visionary Ian Rankin who captivates readers with his bestselling Detective John Rebus novels. In conversation with crime aficionado Jerry Wasserman, Rankin will discuss his works to date—and this latest novel, In a House of Lies.

  • Yotam Ottolenghi

    Yotam Ottolenghi

    Wednesday, October 31

    One of the world’s most celebrated chefs thanks to his creative yet accessible recipes, Israeli-British restaurateur and writer Yotam Ottolenghi speaks with chef and cookbook author Meeru Dhalwala in Vancouver as part of a North American tour celebrating his new cookbook: Ottolenghi SIMPLE.