Festival News: Ask Yann Martel

As you all may know, Man Booker award winning novelist Yann Martel is our headlining author at this year’s festival at Queen’s Park Toronto on Sunday, September 26, 2010! You may know him as the author of Self, Life of Pi, and, more recently, Beatrice & Virgil.

Martel will be appearing on our Scotiabank Giller Prize Bestsellers Stage at 4:00 pm where he will read from his new book, Beatrice & Virgil, sit for an interview and answer some pre-selected questions from the audience.

Is there a question you are just dying to ask Yann Martel? Then this contest is for you! If you are one of several lucky winners selected, host Kate Taylor will announce your name on stage and ask Yann Martel your question.

Submit your questions to Kristen at specialprojects@thewordonthestreet.ca by Sept. 17 with the subject line “Ask Yann Martel.”  The top six questions, as chosen by The Word On The Street Toronto, will be asked at the event and each of the winners will receive a prize! There will be one grand prize winner for the top question chosen.  The grand prize winner will receive two tickets to Random House of Canada’s Read for the Cure event on Tuesday, November 30 at the Liberty Grand in Toronto, featuring such great Canadian authors as Margaret Atwood, Karen Connelly and Joy Fielding.  Runners up will receive a copy of Beatrice and Virgil.

We look  forward to hearing from you!


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