Jon Ronson to Headline LitFest 2015!
We are thrilled to finally announce that Jon Ronson will be headlining our 2015 festival with his latest book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. Ronson is set to appear at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music on October 20, 2015.
Well-regarded for his participatory style and investigations of topics on the cultural and scientific fringe, Ronson is best recognized as the author of New York Times bestselling titles The Psychopath Test and Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries. His previous works are international bestsellers The Men Who Stare at Goats and Them: Adventures with Extremists.
Ronson has also worked in radio, produced several documentaries for BBC and Channel 4, and was briefly the keyboard player in the late ‘80s for the Frank Sidebottom band (his stint as a musician was the inspiration for the fictional screenplay Frank, which he co-wrote with Peter Straughan). Ronson has written columns for The Guardian, City Life, and Time Out, given a stimulating TED Talk in 2012 about his book The Psychopath Test, and regularly contributes to This American Life.
His dry humor and adept storytelling are sure to make this appearance at LitFest—his first-ever visit to Western Canada—an engaging and fascinating event. Tickets are $25, and will go on sale at the Winspear Box office on Monday, July 20.