I grabbed a copy of the brochure for the IFOA at the library last week. Its being held at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, from October 22 to November 1st 2008.
2008 IFOA confirmed authors include:
C.C. (Chris) Humphreys
David Adams Richards
John Ralston Saul
Tom Rob Smith
Those names that are bold, are the ones I have heard of. I may or may not have read any of their stuff, but I have heard of them.
It is pure coincidence that I am currently reading a biography of Farley Mowat written by James King. I will review it when I have finished.
Just to highlight that Cornelia Funke who wrote the Inkspell and Inkheart books will be there. And there is an Inkheart movie due out in January 2009.
I'd completely forgotten about the Extraordinary Canadian Series as well. I blogged about it in September last year. So it surely must be time for an update.
There were supposed to be 18 names - 6 books per year. I had 12 of them listed in last years post. There are 6 names outstanding. The website lists 5 names. These books are supposed to appear in 2010.