On Saturday, May 2, 2015 from noon to 4:00pm, Tasneem Jamal, Carrie Snyder, Andrew Kolb, David Waltner-Toews and R.J. Anderson will volunteer at Words Worth Books as part of Authors for Indies Day. Throughout the day the authors will greet customers, recommend books, and highlight the importance of supporting independent bookshops in Canada. Inspired by the hugely successful Indies First campaign in the United States, Authors for Indies started out as a BC-based initiative. With help from publishers, the B.C. Booksellers Association, the Vancouver Writers' Festival and the Retail Council of Canada, the celebration has spread across Canada with m ore than 400 authors and 100 bookstores signed up.
Visit Words Worth Books to chat with authors, get a book signed, listen to a reading, get a recommendation, and show your support for Canadian Indies on Saturday, May 2 between noon and 4:00pm.
Our Featured Authors:
Tasneem Jamal is the author of Where the Air is Sweet, a story of the chaos and struggle that followed Idi Amin's 1972 expulsion of 80,000 South Asians from Uganda. CBC names Tasneem Jamal one of 12 rising CanLit stars on its annual list of Writers to Watch.
Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee
Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill
Half a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Carrie Snyder is the acclaimed author of three books for adults. Her 2014 novel, Girl Runner, was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and has been translated into several languages. The Juliet Stories was a finalist for the 2012 Governor General’s Literary Award, and her debut short story collection, Hair Hat, was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Award for Short Fiction. The Candy Conspiracy is her first book for children.
In the Town All Year 'Round by Rotraut Susanne Berner
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
The Smartest Giant in Town by Julie Donaldson
Author, illustrator Andrew Kolb is the creator of Edmund Unravels, a story about a plucky ball of yarn that goes on an adventure. No matter how far he goes, he will always feel that tug at the end of his string to remind him that his friends and family are there to pull him home and wind him back up again. He has been heralded as the "millennial Robert Munsch" by Record contributor Joel Rubinoff
Johannes Cabal series by Jonathan L. Howard
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
The Magicians trilogy by Lev Grossman
Called "funny and occasionally eccentric," by Quill & Quire magazine, David Waltner-Toews is a veterinarian, epidemologist, scientist, and popular author. His books include: The Chickens Fight Back; Food, Sex and Salmonella; and The Origin of Feces.
The Bear by Claire Cameron
North of Normal by Cea Sunrise Person
The Road is How by Trevor Herriot
Bestselling fantasy and sci-fi novelist for children and young adults, R.J. Anderson is best-known for her Knife trilogy which chronicles the delicate allegiance formed between humans and the Oakenfolk as they fight to save the faeires from extinction. Coming this autumn: A Pocket Full of Murder.
Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex