The Handover

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

Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave

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