Stephen King to kick off Toronto's International Festival of Authors
Bestselling writer will join first-time novelist son and Louise Penny for onstage chat
Bestselling author Stephen King will discuss his latest novel alongside his son, first-time novelist Owen King, at Toronto's International Festival of Authors this fall.
The visit — the elder King's sole scheduled Canadian appearance — is set for the IFOA's opening night event: writers' rights group PEN Canada's annual benefit, organizers announced on Tuesday.
"The evening promises to be a rare glimpse of an intimate father-son conversation about life and art," said author and PEN Canada president Charles Foran.
The prolific author of bestsellers like Carrie, The Dead Zone, Misery, The Stand, The Dark Tower series and 11/22/63 will publish his latest novel Doctor Sleep in September. In it, he returns to the characters and territory of his early hit The Shining.
The younger King is an author and screenwriter who has just published his novel debut: Double Feature, a family drama exploring the complicated relationship between a filmmaker and his B-movie actor father.
The Kings will take part in an onstage discussion moderated by award-winning Canadian mystery writer Louise Penny on Oct. 24.
The 2013 International Festival of Authors runs Oct. 24 to Nov. 3.