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 2018 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.   

2018 Authors


Amy Stuart

Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. 
National bestselling author of the 2013 book Still Mine and winner of the Arthur Ellis Award and Writer's Union of Canada Short Story Fiction Competition. 



Ian Hamilton

Thursday, January 24 at 7 p.m. - TICKETS ON SALE SOON!
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.

Nathan Ripley

Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m. - TICKETS ON SALE SOON!
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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