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James Patterson to close Toronto readers' festival

BOOKED!, the readers’ festival created to accompany BookExpo Canada, has confirmed (as previously reported by Q&Q Omni) that bestselling thriller author James Patterson will be the star of a finale event to close the festival on June 10. “An Afternoon with James Patterson” will include a talk from the American author on his latest book, The 6th Target, and an interview with The Globe and Mail’s books editor, Martin Levin.

The latest announcement from the festival also mentions that Chuck Klosterman will interview Stephen King as a part of the gala tribute to the horrormaster. Margaret Atwood and Clive Barker will be on hand as well, toasting King. No word on whether King, who is widely reported to have labeled Patterson’s books “dopey thrillers,” will attend the closing event.

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