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Luminato announces literary programming: Roddy Doyle, Ben Okri and more coming to Toronto

Booker Prize winners Ben Okri and Roddy Doyle, poet laureate Dionne Brand, Canadian-by-way-of-New Zealand "it" girl Eleanor Catton, and novelists Michael Helm, Lynn Coady, and Michael Winter are among the authors coming to Toronto this June for Luminato. The literary portion of the festival was announced on Tuesday
Events include:
• African Literature: Dionne Brand moderates a panel of four authors: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Brian Chikwava,Binyavanga Wainaina and Carole Enahoro, the African-Canadian writer whose debut novel Doing Dangerously Well, comes out in May.
• Monday Night Fiction: Booker Prize winners Ben Okri and Roddy Doyle, in town to promote his new book The Dead Republic, read at two separate readings on June 14.
• Fiction in the Age of E-Books: Luminato and The Atlantic continue their partnership with this panel, featuring of publishing experts dishing on the future of the printed page.
• Scene of the Crime: A discussion on "the significance of setting" with South African mystery writer Deon Meyer and John Brady, author of A Long Hard Look.
• East/West in Canadian Fiction: Noah Richler moderates this panel discussion on "how regional differences shape creative writing." Featuring Anosh Irani, Lorna Crozier, Lynn Coady, and Michael Winter.
“We are extremely pleased to be working with the fantastic group of celebrated authors assembled by our literary curator Devyani Saltzman,” said Chris Lorway, Luminato’s artistic director, in a statement. “Each of Luminato’s events gives our audience the opportunity to enhance their Festival experience by delving deeper into our thematic threads.”

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