Bell City Author Series

Some of the country's most innovative and celebrated authors are coming to the Brantford Public Library as part of the 2019 Bell City Author Series.
Guests at each event will enjoy wine and cheese, along with an intimate discussion with authors who have received national and international acclaim. 
There is limited seating at each event and links to tickets can be found under each event listing below. 
If you need assistance purchasing tickets, please call us at 519-756-2220.   

2019 Authors

Ian Hamilton

Thursday, January 24 at 7 p.m. 
Ian Hamilton is the author of the Ava Lee series. The books have been shortlisted for numerous prizes, including the Arthur Ellis Award, the Barry Award, and the Lambda Literary Prize, and are national bestsellers. 
The Water Rat of Wanchai was the winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel and was named a best book of the year by, the Toronto Star, and Quill & Quire. BBC Culture named Hamilton “One of the Ten Mystery/Crime Writers from the Last Thirty Years That Should Be on Your Bookshelf.” The series is being adapted for television.

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NEW! Jennifer Robson
Thursday, February 21 at 7 p.m. 
Event Adjustment!  

Jennifer Robson will join us on Thursday, February 21st, 2019 (replacing the previously scheduled Amy Stuart).  
Robson is the #1 bestselling author of Somewhere in France, After the War is Over and Goodnight from London.
Her most recent book The Gown, which was released at the start of the year, is already on The Globe and Mail's Bestseller list. Robson teased details of this book at her appearance at the Library in the fall. This appearance was one of the most-talked about author appearances the Library has ever held - so don't miss your chance to see Robson this February!

All purchased tickets for the previously-scheduled Amy Stuart event are still valid for this Jennifer Robson event. If you have any questions or need to make alternative arrangements, please call 519-756-2220 ext. 356 or send an email to 

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Nathan Ripley

Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m. 
Nathan Ripley is the pseudonym of Naben Ruthnum. Ruthnum grew up in Kelowna and spent most of his twenties in Vancouver, making frequent trips to the Pacific Northwest setting of Find You In the Dark to see concerts and, eventually, to conduct research.
Ruthnum writes short stories and criticism, has won the Journey Prize, and published the long essay Curry: Eating, Reading, and Race with Coach House Books in 2017. Find You In the Dark is his first thriller.
He lives in the Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto. 

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