2024 Festival:
October 21–27

10. Ian Ferguson & Will Ferguson in Conversation

10. Ian Ferguson & Will Ferguson in Conversation

These brothers have a fraternal flair for the written word. With four Leacock Medals for Humour and multiple other awards including a Giller Prize and the CBA Libris Award for Non-Fiction, the duo have teamed up once again, after their hugely bestselling How to Be a Canadian, to deliver a delightful mystery novel: I Only Read Murder. For fans of Richard Osman, Alexander McCall Smith, or Schitt’s Creek, the tale follows a once-beloved television sleuth who finds herself far from Hollywood, only to witness a murder during a small-town theatre production. She’s convinced it’s up to her to solve the case. Delve into a delightful evening about this rollicking yarn, the process of writing with family, and what makes a plot a page-turner. Moderated by Alison Broddle.

Event Participants:

Alison Broddle

ALISON BRODDLE has spent the last several decades working for the CBC, and is currently the Senior Director of Current Affairs and Investigative, where she oversees network radio programming including special projects focused on reconciliation as well as climate change. She sits on the Vancouver Writers Fest Board of Directors.

Ian Ferguson

IAN FERGUSON won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour for Village of the Small Houses and is the co-author of How to Be a Canadian, which won the CBA Libris Award for non-fiction. A writer and creative director in the film and television industry, he lives in Victoria.

Will Ferguson

WILL FERGUSON is a three-time winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour. His novels include HappinessTM, 419, which won the Scotiabank Giller Prize; and The Finder, which won the Arthur Ellis Award for Crime Fiction. He is the co-author of mega-bestseller How to Be a Canadian. He lives in Calgary.