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Watch the trailer for Emma Donoghue's next novel, Akin

The Irish-born, Canadian-based novelist will be making stops in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia to promote her new book.

The trailer for Emma Donoghue's next novel, Akinhas been released by publisher HarperCollins.

Scheduled for a Sept. 3 release, Akin begins as Noah, an elderly man, prepares for a trip to Nice. A social worker calls Noah out of the blue to ask him to temporarily take in his 11-year-old great nephew, whom he's never met. He agrees to take Michael to France and the two clash — but together they uncover old family secrets hiding in the French Riviera.

Akin is Donoghue's first contemporary novel for adults since her bestselling book Roomwhich was turned into an Oscar-winning film. Her most recent books include the middle-grade novels The Lotterys Plus One and The Lotterys More or Less and the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist The Wonder.

Donoghue will be making stops in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia to promote her book.

London, Ont.: Sept. 5

Hosted by the London Public Library, readers are invited for a discussion with Donoghue about Akin.

Donations will be accepted at the door to support children and youth literacy programs at the library.

Eden Mills, Ont: Sept. 8

Donoghue will be at the Eden Mills Writers' Festival, which takes place Sept. 6-8.

Toronto: Sept. 9

Donoghue will discuss Akin at the Toronto Reference Library Bram & Bluma Appel Salon with Toronto Star Books editor Deborah Dundas. An audience Q&A and book signing will follow the event.

Sarnia, Ont: Sept. 24

Donoghue will be talking about her book at Sarnia Library Theatre. 

Ottawa: Sept. 26

Donoghue will appear at the Ottawa International Writers Festival for an interview at the Southminster United Church. 

Kingston, Ont.: Sept. 27

Donoghue will be at two events for the Kingston Writers' Festival. She will be talking to fellow Irish Canadian novelist Anakana Schofield, who recently published the book BinaShe will also deliver a keynote address at the Robertson Davies Dinner and talk to Merilyn Simonds about writing.

Grimsby, Ont.: Sept. 30

Donoghue will be on-stage with historical nonfiction writer Charlotte Gray, author of Murdered Midas, at the 2019 Grimsby Author Series, hosted by Malivoire Wine Company.

Oakville, Ont.: Oct. 1

Donoghue will again appear with Gray for a talk, this time at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts.

Orangeville, Ont.: Oct. 2

Donoghue will join Gray and Linden MacIntyre, author of The Wakefor an on-stage discussion moderated by Bernadette Hardaker at Theatre Orangeville.

Winnipeg, Man.: Oct. 16

Donoghue will be in conversation with Méira Cook in the atrium of Grant Park.

St. Albert, Alta.: Oct. 17

Donoghue will be part of STARFest, a literary festival that takes place Oct. 4 to 28. Details to be announced at a later date.

Calgary, Alta.: Oct. 18

Donoghue will be at Wordfest in Calgary for the Imaginarium Festival. She will discuss both Akin and The Lotterys More or Less.

Whistler, B.C.: Oct. 20

Donoghue will be attending the Whistler Writers Festival. Details to be announced at a later date.

Vancouver: Oct. 22

Donoghue will be attending the Vancouver Writers Fest. Details to be announced at a later date.

Toronto: Oct. 31

Donoghue will be returning to the Toronto International festival of Authors. Details to be announced at a later date.

Brantford, Ont.: Nov. 21

Donoghue will be featured at the Bell City Author Series. The event takes place at Brantford Public Library.

Cambridge, Ont.: Nov. 22

Donoghue will give a reading from her novel Akin, which will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. The evening will be hosted at the Old Post Office.

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