Meet the 2019 Writers


This event sponsored by: Sunshine Coast Credit Union


8:30 pm ~ Friday ~ August 16 SOLD OUT

Terry Fallis

Terry Fallis
Photo by Tim Fallis

Terry Fallis took the Canadian publishing world by storm with his 2008 debut novel The Best Laid Plans. It won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, was the 2011 winner of CBC Canada Reads as the “essential novel of the decade,” and has been adapted for both television and theatre. All six of his novels are bestsellers, with his third, Up and Down, winning the Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award, and his fourth, No Relation, earning him another Leacock Medal. Known for his laid back writing style, compelling and humorous narratives, and his luckless but decent characters, the Canadian Booksellers Association presented him with the Libris Award for Author of the Year in 2013. His next novel, Albatross, will be released in early August, meaning Festival audiences will be among the first in the country to enjoy his newest novel. As the National Post said: “When it’s Terry Fallis, you know it means a good book.”

More on Terry Fallis:

Why Terry Fallis makes all his main characters hapless but kind

Terry Fallis: ‘I like to splash around in the English language when I write’

Terry Fallis on becoming an author