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Stephen King, Margaret Atwood to appear at Toronto’s International Festival of Authors

Atwood will be at the festival with her new novel, MaddAddam, which McClelland & Stewart is set to publish in Canada on Aug. 27.

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Stephen King and Margaret Atwood are among the acclaimed writers set to appear at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto this fall.

The 34th annual event runs Oct. 24 to Nov. 3 at Harbourfront Centre.

King's latest works include the musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, the novel Joyland and an upcoming sequel to The Shining called Doctor Sleep.

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Festival organizers say he'll appear with his son Owen King at the IFOA opening night, PEN Canada Benefit: Double Feature.

Atwood will be at the festival with her new novel, MaddAddam, which McClelland & Stewart is set to publish in Canada on Aug. 27.

Organizers say the lineup also includes this year's International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award winner, Kevin Barry.

Other celebrated Canadian authors signed on to the event include Joseph Boyden, Douglas Coupland, Charlotte Gray, Wayne Johnston and Annabel Lyon.

Tickets to four IFOA special events go on sale on Tuesday.

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