Literate Lunches

Lunch with Terry Fallis

Have lunch with award-winning author and Canada Reads champion Terry Fallis, who reads and discusses his new novel, No Relation.

Terry Fallis’s fourth novel, No Relation, is published by Douglas Gibson Books at McClelland and Stewart on May 20, 2014. No Relation is sharp, funny, and takes readers into the world of identity, inheritance, and belonging. Wry, clever, and utterly engaging, No Relation is Terry Fallis at the top of his form: The story of a young copywriter in New York City who has worked at the same agency for fifteen years. With a new promotion under his belt, life feels good. Then one morning he is fired from his job, and soon after catches his live-in girlfriend moving out of their apartment. This isn’t the biggest problem in this copywriter’s life, though. There’s something bigger that’s haunting him, a detail he’ll never be able to shake…

“Terry Fallis writes with a light touch and fine sense of the inherent humanity of humour, while still addressing one of the biggest questions we all have to face: Who are you? Who are you really?”

—Will Ferguson, author of 419, winner of the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize

With special thanks to Random House Canada. This is the latest in the Literary Review of Canada’s series of Literate Lunches in partnership with the Gardiner Museum.


Tickets are $25 and include a bag lunch from A La Carte Kitchen. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.


Terry Fallis is the author of The Best Laid Plans, winner of the 2008 Leacock Medal for Humour, and the 2011 CBC Canada Reads crown as the “essential Canadian novel of the decade.” It is now in development by CBC Television as a six-part miniseries, and by Touchstone Theatre as a stage musical. The sequel, The High Road, published in 2010, was a finalist for the 2011 Leacock Medal. His third novel, Up and Down, hit bookstores in September 2012 and debuted on the Globe and Mail bestsellers list. All three of his novels are published by McClelland & Stewart.

He blogs at terryfallis.com and his twitter handle is @TerryFallis.