Author Talks

Author Talks

Mississauga Library’s Author Talk series features a wide range of talented writers. Hear authors read from their books. Ask questions, learn about the writing process, and find out more about their craft of telling captivating stories. Ages 13+. All Author Talks are free but require registration.

Event schedule

Robyn Harding and Roz Nay

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Robyn Harding
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Roz Nay


Date: Friday, January 22 | 7-8 pm | Register here

Join us for a conversation with bestselling authors Robyn Harding and Roz Nay as they discuss their latest novels. Robyn Harding’s The Swap is a riveting tale about the toxic relationship between two couples. Roz Nay’s Hurry Home is a suspenseful thriller about estranged sisters desperate to hide their darkest secret.

Andrew Pyper and Catherine McKenzie

Andrew Pyper
Catherine Mckenzie

Date: Friday, January 29 | 7-8 pm | Register here

Join us for a chat with bestselling authors, Catherine McKenzie and Andrew Pyper. Andrew Pyper’s latest novel The Residence is a ghost story based on true events, the President’s late son haunts the White House. Catherine McKenzie’s latest novel You Can’t Catch Me is a riveting story about revenge and identity theft in the age of living online.

Jennifer Robson

Date: Friday, February 5 | 7-8 pm | Register here

Bestselling author of The Gown, Somewhere in France, After the War Is Over, Moonlight Over Paris, and Goodnight from London, Jennifer Robson studied British economic and social history at the University of Oxford. She will join us to discuss Our Darkest Night, her latest novel which is inspired by true events in WWII Italy.

Natasha Henry

Date: Friday, February 12 | 7-8 pm | Register here

Join us for a conversation with Natasha Henry who is president of the Ontario Black History Society. Natasha Henry is an educator, historian, curriculum consultant. She is currently completing a PhD in History at York University, researching the enslavement of African people in early Ontario.

Catherine Hernandez

Date: Friday, February 19 | 7-8 pm | Register here

Catherine Hernandez is an award-winning author of the acclaimed novel Scarborough, which was longlisted for Canada Reads, and is soon to be a motion picture. Catherine will join us to discuss her latest novel Crosshairs, an unforgettable and timely dystopian tale about a near-future.

Jael Richardson

Date: Friday, February 26 | 7-8 pm | Register here

Join us for a conversation with Jael Richardson, executive director of the FOLD literary festival and an outspoken advocate on issues of diversity. Jael Richardson received an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph. She is the author of The Stone Thrower: A Daughter’s Lesson, a Father’s Life and the dystopian novel Gutter Child.

Kate Hilton

Date: Friday, March 5 | 7-8 pm | Register here

Kate Hilton is the bestselling author of Just Like Family and The Hole in the Middle. Her non-fiction writing has appeared in the National Post, Canadian Living, and the Huffington Post. Kate Hilton will join us to discuss her latest novel Better Luck Next Time, a hilarious and heartwarming family saga about life, love, and reinvention at any age.

Emily St. John Mandel

Date: Friday, March 12 | 7-8 pm | Register here

Award-winning author Emily St. John Mandel joins us to discuss her latest novel, The Glass Hotel. The captivating tale about money, beauty, white-collar crime, ghosts and moral compromise has won widespread acclaim and it was shortlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her previous novels include Station Eleven and The Lola Quartet. 

Robert Rotenberg

Date: Friday, March 19 | 7-8 pm | Register here

Join us for a conversation with high-profile Toronto criminal lawyer and bestselling author Robert Rotenberg about his latest novel Downfall, a riveting page-turner which takes a scathing look at the growing disparity between rich and poor in Canada’s wealthiest city. Robert Rotenberg is also the author of Old City Hall, The Guilty Plea, Stray Bullets, Stranglehold, and Heart of the City.