Upcoming Events in Canada

I'm thrilled to announce that I will soon be visiting Canada as a guest of the Calgary literary festival Wordfest (13-18 October), the Vancouver Writers' Festival (20-25 October) and the International Festival of Authors in Toronto (22 October - 1 November).

This will be my first trip to Canada, and I'm very excited and grateful for the opportunity to talk about my debut novel Burial Rites in front of new readers. I will be speaking alongside many other, wonderful writers, such as Icelandic crime novelist Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

The readings, events and panels I will be participating in are listed below, and most will include a signing afterwards. More information about each event can be found by following the links below.

See you soon, Canada!

Wordfest - Calgary (13-18 October)

16 October, 7pm: Friday Night Showcase: David Constantine, Hannah Kent, Richard Van Camp and Ronald Wright

17 October, 4pm: International Hot Reads: Hannah Kent, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Ulrikka S. Gernes, Damien Wilkins and Sarah Winman

18 October, 10am: Sunday Mystery Showcase: Sara Blædal, Cecilia Ekbäck, Hannah Kent and Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

Vancouver Writers Festival (20-25 October)

20 October, 8.30pm: Icelandic Incantations: Hannah Kent and Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, hosted by Anne Giardini

25 October, 1.30pm: The Raw Material: Hannah Kent, Beth Powning and Sara Tilley, hosted by Roberta Rich

25 Octover, 3.30pm: The Afternoon Tea: Hannah Kent, Trevor Cole, Bill Richardson, Marina Endicott, Bradley Somer and Laura van den Berg, hosted by Paul Grant

International Festival of Authors (22 October - 1 November)

28 October, 7.30pm: IOFA Reading: Martyn Burke, Hannah Kent, Anakana Schofield, Owen Sheers and Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, hosted by Catherine Graham

30 October, 7.30pm: Scream 2: Edgar Cantero, Nick Cutter, James Grainger, Alexandra Grigorescu, Hannah Kent, Matt Lennox and Robert J. Wiersemain, hosted by Brian Francis.

Northcote High School Event

This Thursday I will be talking on a panel alongside Stella Prize-winning Clare Wright, Tony Birch, Omar Musa and Simonne Howell at Northcote High School. The event, part of an inaugural Literary Talkfest for Northcote H.S., will be a discussion on 'Writing Women', and promises to be a wonderful night.

Funds raised will be used to support Northcote's Green Team and Feminist Collective, and there will be some excellent door prizes too.

WHERE: Northcote High School, St George's Rd, Northcote VIC 3070.

WHEN: Thursday 7 May 2015.

HOW MUCH: Tickets are $20 or $12 concession. SOLD OUT.