Alicia Giménez-Bartlett at The Toronto International Festival of Authors
Alicia Giménez-Bartlett is one of Spain’s most popular and beloved crime novelists.
Giménez-Bartlett at IFOA
- On October 21 at 7 pm. EUNIC reading & reception. Writers from E.U. countries read short excerpts from their work in their own languages.
- On October 27 at 4 pm. Panel with Alicia Giménez-Bartlett, Alex Leslie & Sayaka Murata. Societal relationships and the status of women in today’s world is the hot topic of this meeting of minds.
Alicia Giménez-Bartlett was born in Almansa, Spain, in 1951 and has lived in Barcelona since 1975. After the enormous success of her first novels, she decided to leave her work as a teacher of Spanish literature to dedicate herself full-time to writing. In 1997, she was awarded the Feminino Lumen prize for best female writer in Spain and in 2015, she was awarded the prestigious Planeta Prize for her novel, Naked Men.
Since its inception in 1974, the mission of IFOA programming is to promote interest and enthusiasm in writing and reading on both a local and international level; to showcase the excellence and variety of Canadian literature; to introduce young readers to the wonders, pleasures and possibilities of reading and writing; to provide Canadian and international authors with an opportunity to meet and to exchange ideas; and to offer programs and events for a wide range of communities and age groups that increase the awareness of all forms of literature.
It is one of the most celebrated literary festivals in the world, was inaugurated in 1980 with a mandate to bring together the best writers of contemporary world literature. Like the weekly series, IFOA includes readings, interviews, round table discussions and talks, as well as public book signings and a festival bookstore.
The Toronto International Festival of Authors is an eleven-day celebration of words and ideas, for curious readers of every kind. Mark your calendar for the 39th edition, taking place October 18-28, 2018 at Harbourfront Centre.