Meet the 2023 Writers

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7:00 PM | Saturday, August 19

Tom Rachman

This event sponsored by: Julie Beckett, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Tom Rachman is the author of five works of fiction: his bestselling debut, The Imperfectionists (Anchor Canada), which was translated into 25 languages and longlisted for the Giller Prize; the critically acclaimed follow-up, The Rise & Fall of Great Powers (Doubleday Canada), named a Best Book of the Year by The Globe & Mail, NPR, The Daily Mail and others; a story collection, Basket of Deplorables (Quercus), shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prizea novel set in the art world, The Italian Teacher (Viking), shortlisted for the Costa Prize and the Sky Arts Award; and now his new novel, The Imposters (Bond Street Books), about a series of writers struggling around the world.

Born in London and raised in Vancouver, Tom studied cinema at the University of Toronto and journalism at Columbia University in New York. He worked at The Associated Press as a foreign-news editor at the Manhattan headquarters, then became a correspondent in Rome. He also reported from India, Sri Lanka, Japan, South Korea, Egypt, Turkey and elsewhere. To write fiction, he left the AP and moved to Paris, supporting himself as an editor at the International Herald Tribune.

He is a contributing columnist for The Globe & Mail, and his writing has appeared in Maclean’sThe New York TimesThe AtlanticThe Washington PostThe Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker among other publications. He lives in London.

The Imposters by Tom Rachman (book cover)
Ticket sales open 9am June 5
Tom Rachman
Tom Rachman