The Book Drunkard Literary Festival

Join us for tea and sweets (it’s teatime after all, and Naomi IS British) or cocktail hour (your choice) at Wooden Sticks Golf Club as we welcome Naomi Alderman, visiting from London England.

Your $55 ticket includes dessert and coffee/tea and a signed copy of The Future.

NAOMI ALDERMAN is the bestselling author of The Power, which was the winner of the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. It was longlisted for the 2017 Orwell Prize and chosen as one of the best books of the year by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, NPR, Entertainment Weekly and the San Francisco Chronicle. The Power topped Barack Obama’s list of favourite books from 2017 and has been translated into more than thirty languages. Naomi Alderman grew up in London and attended Oxford University and UEA.

Naomi was lead writer on the alternate reality game Perplex City, and has worked as a games writer for over a decade. In 2011 she wrote the Doctor Who novel, Borrowed Time. She is the lead writer of the smartphone app and podcast The Walk. In 2012 she co-created the top-selling fitness game and audio adventure Zombies, Run! – it has been downloaded millions of times and continues to be a market-leader.

The Power is a British television series developed for Amazon Prime Video, based on Alderman’s 2016 novel, The Power. The first season consists of nine episodes and premiered on March 31, 2023 and concluded on May 12, 2023.

The bestselling, award-winning author of The Power delivers a dazzling tour de force where a handful of friends plot a daring heist to save the world from the tech giants whose greed threatens life as we know it.

By turns thrilling, hilarious, tender, and always piercingly brilliant, The Future unfolds at a breakneck speed, highlighting how power corrupts the few who have it and what it means to stand up to them. The future is coming. The Future is here. 

 

BIANCA MARAIS cohosts the popular podcast The Sh*t No One Tells You About Writing, aimed at emerging writers. She was named the winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award for Creative Writing at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies in 2021. She is the author of two novels, Hum If You Don’t Know the Words and If You Want to Make God Laugh, as well as the Audible Original The Prynne Viper.

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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