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Author Events

Today’s top writers join us to discuss their new books.


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 6:30 PM

Author Event: A.J. Jacobs discusses It’s All Relative

In this Toronto debut, Esquire and NPR contributor A.J. Jacobs discusses his new book It’s All Relative with Jessica Allen, co-host of CTV’s The Social. A best-selling author of four books and genealogical expert whose TED talk on the global family has been viewed over a million times, Jacobs brings humour and insight to the recent family history craze. As Jacobs chronicles his quest to unite the entire human race in one all-encompassing family tree, he unearths his own genealogical connections to Hollywood actors and Civil War soldiers—and examines the legitimacy of those DNA tests that purport to reveal your ancestry.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 at 6:30 PM

Author Event: Walter Isaacson and Heather Reisman Discuss Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci was history’s most creative genius—and now he has a biographer worthy of his talents. In this Canadian premiere, Walter Isaacson, the author of acclaimed bestsellers on Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, sits down with Indigo CEO Heather Reisman to discuss his ground-breaking new biography of the Italian master. Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo’s astonishing notebooks, Isaacson’s well-researched text was the focus of a competitive bidding war and is now being developed into a feature film starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Discover how Da Vinci’s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation and imagination.

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