The Book Drunkard Literary Festival

Jane Urquhart was one of the first authors to ever grace the stage at a Blue Heron Books event and we are thrilled to welcome her back. She returns to talk books with her esteemed colleague, Susan Swan. Join Jane and Susan for an evening filled with great conversation!


Jane Urquhart

Jane Urquhart is the author of seven internationally acclaimed novels. She has been a finalist for several prestigious awards including the Giller Prize, the Booker Prize, and was awarded the Governor General’s award for the Underpainter. Her books have been translated into numerous foreign languages; in 2005 she was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.


Susan Swan

Susan Swan is a journalist, feminist, novelist, activist and teacher. Her fiction has been published in over twenty countries and her novel The Wives of Bath was made into a feature film.

Her most recent novel, The Dead Celebrities Club, was released in early 2019, and is a fascinating tale of a Canadian tycoon imprisoned in the US for fraud.


Interviewed by Lucy Black

Lucy E.M. Black studied creative writing and earned an M.A. in nineteen-century British fiction. Her short stories have been published in a variety of literary magazines. She is the author of The Marzipan Fruit Basket, and Eleanor Courtown, a work of historical fiction. She writes freelance articles and has just completed a new novel manuscript on brickworks in nineteenth-century Ontario.

About the Venue

Wooden Sticks Golf Club

Wooden Sticks is located in the town of Uxbridge, Ontario. Featuring holes inspired by some of the most famous golf holes from around the world, Wooden Sticks is a tribute to the rich history and grand traditions of the great game of golf.

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