Past Festival Line-Ups

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2016

Jordan Abel
Karim Alrawi
George Elliott Clarke
Lorna Crozier
Ruth Daniell
Carol Daniels
Charles Demers
Marina Endicott
Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Rebecca Hendry

Lawrence Hill
Guy Gavriel Kay
Theresa Kishkan
Ian McAllister
Zarqa Nawaz
Ostwelve
Maureen Palmer
Michael Pond
Bill Richardson

Janet Rogers
Anakana Schofield
Kinnie Starr
Madeleine Thien
Ian Weir
Mark Winston
Caroline Woodward
Alissa York
Janine Alyson Young

2015

Caroline Adderson
Elizabeth Bachinsky
Cathie Borrie
Kevin Chong
Michael Christie
Nick Cutter/Craig Davidson
Mark Forsyth
Barbara Fradkin
Karyn L. Freedman

Helen Humphreys
Doretta Lau
Rosella Leslie
Ann-Marie MacDonald
Billeh Nickerson
Alison Pick
Waubgeshig Rice
Aaron Shepard
Carrie Snyder

Kara Stanley with The Precious Littles
Jane Urquhart
Nikki van Schyndel
Sheila Watt-Cloutier
Ian Weir
Sheri-D Wilson
Michael Winter

2014

Angie Abdou
Bob Bossin
Claire Cameron
Jillian Christmas
Terry Fallis
Charles Foran
Steven Galloway
Bill Gaston

Linda Holeman
Aislinn Hunter
Zaccheus Jackson
Grant Lawrence
Brendan McLeod
Heather O'Neill
Kathryn Para
Roberta Rich

Andrea Routley
Audrey Thomas
Kim Thuy
Miriam Toews
Chris Turner
Richard Wagamese
Alison Wearing
Dianne Whelan

2013

Sally Armstrong
Théodora Armstrong
Linwood Barclay
Rosemary Bates
Jackson Davies
David Bergen
Kate Braid
Esi Edugyan
David Essig

C.C. Humphreys
Vincent Lam
Alistair MacLeod
Lee Maracle
Donna Morrissey
Susan Musgrave
Rikia Saddy
Jeffrey Simpson

Bradley Somer
Linda Spalding
Susan Swan
Patrick Taylor
Susan Telfer
Bill Terry
Guy Vanderhaeghe
Sue Wheeler

2012

Joel Bakan
Gail Bowen
Wayson Choy
Kim Clark
Lorna Crozier
Michael Crummey
Maureen Foss
Camilla Gibb
Douglas Gibson

Charlotte Gill
Rebecca Jenkins
Betty Keller
Patrick Lane
JJ Lee
Rosella Leslie
Robyn Michele Levy
Linden MacIntyre
Ami McKay

Anne Michaels
Eric Paetkau
Noah Richler
Peter Robinson
Gwendolyn Southin
Jane Urquhart
Richard Wagamese
Howard White

2011

Gurjinder Basran
Giles Blunt
Chris Bose
Ivan Coyote
Terry Fallis
Judy Fong Bates
Charles Foran
Zsuzsi Gartner
Lorna Goodison

Garry Gottfriedson
Wayne Grady
Sandra Gulland
Veda Hille
Susan Juby
Grant Lawrence
Alexander MacLeod
Janet Romain
Anna Porter

Sarah Selecky
Johanna Skibsrud
Timothy Taylor
Jerry Thompson
Margaret Trudeau
Sylvia Tyson
John Vaillant
Robert J. Wiersema

2010

Elizabeth Bachinsky
Craig Boyko
Brian Brett
Ian Brown
Bonnie Burnard
Senator Larry Campbell
Denise Chong
Karen Connelly

Joe Denham
Lawrence Hill
Jack Hodgins
Ryan Knighton
Annabel Lyon
Shani Mootoo
Tony Parsons
Louise Penny

Nino Ricci
Sarah Roberts
Adam Lewis Schroeder
Gregory Scofield
Gwendolyn Southin
Jowi Taylor
Joan Thomas
Jack Whyte

2009

Gil Adamson
Keith Billington
Joseph Boyden
Daphne Bramham
Wayson Choy
Andrew Davidson
Anthony De Sa
Kim Echlin

Marina Endicott
M.A.C. Farrant
Steven Galloway
Katherine Gordon
Rebecca Hendry
Lily Hoy Price
June Hutton
Naomi Klein

Shane Koyczan
Andrew Nikiforuk
Edeet Ravel
Andreas Schroeder
Michael Slade
Richard Wagamese
Russell Wangersky

2008

Gail Anderson-Dargatz
Dave Bidini
David Chariandy
William Deverell
Will Ferguson
Kenji Hodgson
James Nevison
Lorna Goodison

Elizabeth Hay
Drew Hayden Taylor
Chantal Hébert
Shane Koyczan
Mike McCardell
John MacLachlan Gray
Bernice Morgan
Claire Mulligan

Mary Novik
Michael Ondaatje
Tom Phillips
Paul Quarrington
John Schreiner
Rex Weyler
Zoe Whittall
Chris Wood

2007

Caroline Adderson
John Bishop
Wayson Choy
Andrew Cohen
Afua Cooper
Michael Crummey
Lorne Elliott

Bill Gaston
Camilla Gibb
Blanche Howard
Shaena Lambert
David Lee
Margaret MacMillan
J.B. MacKinnon

John Pass
Brian Payton
Michael Poole
Peter Robinson
Jen Sookfong Lee
Richard Van Camp
Carol Windley

2006

Double Exposure
Joan Barfoot
Maude Barlow
Kim Bolan
Joseph Boyden
Brian Brett
Ivan E. Coyote

George Fetherling
Joy Fielding
Sheree Fitch
James Keelaghan
J.B. MacKinnon
Donna Morrissey
Alayna Munce

Edeet Ravel
Eden Robinson
Jim Taylor
Miriam Toews
Jane Urquhart
John Vaillant
Jack Whyte

2005

Morris Panych
Des Kennedy
Shauna Singh Baldwin
Jean Barman
Helen Humphreys
Alan Twigg
Drew Hayden Taylor
David Gilmour

Catherine Gildiner
Deborah Ellis
Anosh Irani
Hadani Ditmars
Erika Ritter
John Gould
Greg Potter
Red Robinson

Deborah Grey
Pauline Holdstock
Ted Chamberlin
M.G. Vassanji
Patrick Lane
Karen Barnaby
Todd Butler

2004

Paul Grant
Peter Steele
Robert J. Sawyer
Evelyn Lau
Karen X. Tulchinsky
Arthur Black
Robert Davidson
Peter Robinson

Jonathan Bennett
Elizabeth Hay
George Elliott Clarke
Nick Bantock
Dr. Art Hister
Gail Anderson-Dargatz
Allan Fotheringham

Andrew Scott
Rob Ferguson
Ann-Marie MacDonald
John MacLachlan Gray
Mona Brun
Eve Johnson
Connie Kaldor

2003

Doris Anderson
Anita Rau Badami
Dennis Bock
David Bouchard
Austin Clarke
Chris Czajkowski
William Deverell
Marq de Villiers

Ian Ferguson
Will Ferguson
Bill Gaston
Genni Gunn
Aislinn Hunter
Wayne Johnston
Mike McCardell

Yann Martel
Almeda Glenn Miller
Lisa Moore
Mother of Pearl
Andrew Nikiforuk
P.K. Page
Gloria Sawai

2002

The Arrogant Worms
Gail Bowen
Maria Coffey & Dag Goering
Lorna Crozier
Zsuzsi Gartner
Barbara Gowdy
Charlotte Gray
Wayne Johnston

Theresa Kishkan
Michael Kusugak
Patrick Lane
Bob McDonald
Rex Murphy
Barbara Nichol
P.K. Page
John Pass

Bill Richardson
Shelagh Rogers
Timothy Taylor
Madeleine Thien
Jane Urquhart
David Watmough
Richard B. Wright
Ronald Wright

2001

Marilyn Bowering
Pat Carney
Lynn Coady
Roy Forbes
Mark Forsythe
Daniel Francis
Catherine Gildiner
Alison Gordon

Sparkle Hayter
Naomi Klein
Myrna Kostash
Dennis Lee
Annabel Lyon
Rita Moir
Donna Morrissey
David Adams Richards

Leon Rooke
Pete Sarsfield
Gwendolyn Southin
Mark Starowicz
Fred Stenson
Howard White
Jack Whyte

2000

Bob Bossin
Gail Bowen
Robert Bringhurst
Bonnie Burnard
Sharon Butala
Stevie Cameron
Denise Chong
Tomson Highway

Margaret Horsfield
Karen Irving
Janet Lunn
Keith Maillard
Michael Ondaatje
Paul Quarrington
John Ralston Saul
Shelagh Rogers

Robert J. Sawyer
Diane Schoemperlen
Joan Skogan
Linda Spalding
Rosemary Sullivan
Audrey Thomas
Paddy Wales
Mark Winston

1999

Jeffrey Alford
Margaret Atwood
Jack Batten
Arthur Black
Margo Button
Karen Connelly
Chris Czajkowski
Erika de Vasconcelos
Bruce Dowbiggin

Naomi Duguid
Mary Lou Fallis
Sheree Fitch
Jack Granatstein
Marjorie Harris
Elizabeth Hay
Barbara Hodgson
Jay Ingram

Thomas King
Shani Mootoo
Anne Petrie
Nino Ricci
Bill Richardson
Eden Robinson
Andreas Schroeder
Shyam Selvadurai

1998

David Bergen
Sandra Birdsell
Elspeth Bradbury
June Callwood
Richard & Sydney Cannings
Ric Careless
Elly Danica
Elisabeth Harvor
Tom Henry
Trevor Hooper

Janina Hornosty
Keith Keller
Patrick Lane
Linda McQuaig
Judy Maddocks
Marg Meikle
Daniel David Moses
Knowlton Nash
P.K. Page
Erika Ritter

Shelagh Rogers
Candace Savage
Cordelia Strube
David Suzuki
Linda Svendsen
Jim Taylor
Peter Trower
Shari Ulrich
Rachel Wyatt

1997

Gail Anderson-Dargatz
Anita Rau Badami
Persimmon Blackbridge
George Bowering
John Brady
Wayson Choy
Adrienne Clarkson
Diane Clement
Maria Coffey & Dag Goering

Lorna Crozier
Marilyn Dumont
James Houston
Arthur Kent
Bonnie Sherr Klein
Stuart McLean
Claire Mowat
Ira Nadel

Kit Pearson
Peter Robinson
Spider Robinson
Three Blondes & a Brownie
Rick Scott
Bob Waldon
Tim Ward
Jan Wong

1996

Marisa Alps
Jeannette Armstrong
David Arnason
Justine Brown
Kenneth Cambon
Victor Coleman
M.A.C. Farrant
Brian Fawcett
Maureen Foss

Ellen Frith
Marie-Louise Gay
Terry Glavin
Jurgen Gothe
David Homel
Betty Keller
Larissa Lai
Jacques Lalonde

Chris Levan
Alan Maitland
Sheryl McFarlane
Patrick Moore
Betty Nickerson
Jean Smith & Mecca Normal
Andrew Struthers
L.R. Wright

1995

Joanne Arnott
bill bissett
Ann Cameron
Stevie Cameron
Jacqueline Dumas
John Gray
Joan Haggerty

Beth Hill
Monica Hughes
Michael Kusugak
Joni Mitchell
Mavor Moore
David Neel
Morris Panych

The Slice
David Tarrant
Anne Vipond
Margaret Visser
Jack Webster
Howard White
Jack Whyte

1994

Nuala Beck
Ven Begamudre
George Bowering
Di Brandt
Roch Carrier
Lesley Choyce
Don Dickinson
Joy Fielding

Cynthia Good
Mel Hurtig
Des Kennedy
W.P. “Bill” Kinsella
John Lazarus
Joan Macleod
Catherine McNally
Marg Meikle

Stefani Paine
Bill Richardson
Joe Rosenblatt
Chris Rutkowski
Lois Simmie
Gertrude Story
Ronald Wright
Scott Young

1993

Doris Anderson
Sheila Baxter
David Cruise
Vicki Gabereau
Allison Griffiths
Kristjana Gunnars
Robert Harlow
Pat Kramer

Anne Lindsay
Stuart McLean
Geoff Meggs
Mary Meigs
Roy Miki
Susan Musgrave
Dan Needles

Michael Ondaatje
Mordecai Richler
Darrell Shee
Maggie Siggins
Ann Szumigalski
Guy Vanderhaeghe
Eric Wilson

1992

Trysh Ashby-Rolls
Thomas R. Berger
Pierre Berton
Best of Bridge
Nicola Cavendish
Lorna Crozier
Philip J. Currie
Judy Gill

Brenda Guild Gillespie
Peter Gzowski
Herb Hammond
Patrick Lane
Scott McIntyre
Ken Mitchell
Stan Persky
Andreas Schroeder

Carol Shields
Jeffrey Simpson
Elaine Stevens
Vancouver Industrial Writers Union
Caroline Woodward
Tim Wynne-Jones

1991

Gail Bowen
Donald Gutstein
Eric Malling
Daphne Marlatt
Umberto Menghi

Alexandra Morton
Leslie Hall Pinder
Nino Ricci
Vera Rosenbluth
Holley Rubinsky

Robin Skelton
Jim Taylor
Ben Wicks
Rudy Wiebe
Max Wyman

1990

Marie Annharte Baker
Sandra Birdsell
Arthur Black
Bonnie Burnard
Diane Clement
Lawrence Gough

Joy Kogawa
Robert Kroetsch
Irving Layton
Peter C. Newman
Spider Robinson

Carole Rubin
Paul St. Pierre
Joe Swan
David Tarrant
Ronald Wright

1989

Pierre Berton
June Callwood
Linda Cullen
Neil Dawe
Karen Dawe
William Deverell

Joe Garner
Don Hunter
Charles Lynch
Ken Mitchell
Jean Pare
John Pass

Bob Robertson
Candace Savage
Doris Shadbolt
Sharon Thesen
Betty Waterton
Howard White

1988

Lynn Bowen
Barry Broadfoot
Morris Gibson
Christie Harris
Ann Ireland

W.P. Kinsella
Knowlton Nash
P.K. Page
Nicole Parton
Kit Pearson

Wyckham Porteous
David Rousseau
Iris Skeoch
David Suzuki
Fred Wah

1987

Donald F. Bailey
Christian Bruyere
Tom Cone
David Cruise
Sarah Ellis

Allan Fotheringham
Nan Gregory
Allison Griffiths
Beth Hill
Eileen Kernaghan

George Payerle
Melanie Ray
George Ryga
L.R. Wright

1986

Edna Alford
John Broadhead
Alec Burden
Helen Chestnut
Marion Crook

John Edwards
Dennis Foon
John Gray
Paulette Jiles

John Juliani
W.O. Mitchell
Andrew Scott
Hilary Stewart

1985

James Barber
Joan Clark
Sylvia Crooks
Peter Gzowski

Kim La Fave
Al Purdy
Leon Rooke
John Schreiner

Jim Taylor
Jan Truss
Don S. Williams

1984

Earle Birney
Stanley Burke
Sharon Butala
Brian Fawcett

Maryann Gibson
Edith Iglauer
Eileen Kernaghan
Susan Mendelson

David J. Mitchell
Robert D. Turner
William Valgardson
Eleanor Wachtel

1983

Leonard Angel
Ian Bateson
Pamela Hawthorne

Jack Hodgins
Crawford Killian
Dorothy Livesay

Florence McNeil
Heather Siska

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