A grand event
The annual Book Lover’s Ball is a reader’s dream: an opportunity to mingle with authors at a black-tie affair at a swanky hotel in celebration of libraries and the written word.
This year, the event takes place Feb. 6 at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. Some 60 authors are taking part, including Andrew Pyper, Olivia Chow, Guy Gavriel Kay, Rose Reisman, Kamal Al-Solaylee, and Kevin O’Leary, all of whom are generously donating their time in support of the Toronto Public Library. In 2013, the ball raised $530,000.
We asked five authors who are attending the ball a few questions about libraries, dressing up for balls and what getting down to writing is all about. Here’s what they had to say.