The Handover

How Bigwigs & Bureaucrats Transferred Canada's Best Publisher and the Best Part of Our Literary Heritage to a Foreign Multinational

Location
Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave

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In her controversial new book The Handover, Elaine Dewar—one of "Canada's best muckrakers"—reveals how our premiere national publisher, McClelland and Stewart, was transferred to Random House, a division of German media giant Bertelsmann, along with the publishing rights to some of Canada's most beloved authors, including Margaret Atwood and Michael Ondaatje.

Part investigation, part memoir by a journalist whose career was shaped by the Investment Canada Act—the federal rules that protect Canada's $40 billion cultural industry—Dewar explores both how the Act was enacted and how it was evaded, deal by deal.

Doors 7:00 PM, Reading 7:30 PM