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Focus On: IFOA Ontario, with Robert Rotenberg

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IFOA Ontario is a literary festival like no other, bringing writers from Canada and around the world to cities and towns throughout the province for readings and discussions at local bookstores, libraries and community centres.

If you live in Windsor, Burlington, Owen Sound, Thunder Bay or any of the ten other IFOA Ontario locations, your favourite authors will be coming right to your doorstep between October 19th to November 3rd. All month long, Open Book: Ontario will share feature interviews with writers who are busy packing their suitcases to get on the road.

Called "Canada's John Grisham," Robert Rotenberg has been using his experience as a Toronto criminal lawyer to pen his renowned Detective Greene crime novels, which depict the city in all its gritty familiarity. His latest novel, Stranglehold (Simon & Schuster), finds the detective himself accused of murder as Toronto prepares for a mayoral election.

Robert will be reading at IFOA Kitchener with Thomas Enger on Friday, October 25. Visit our Events page for details.

For more information about IFOA Ontario, visit our IFOA Ontario Page.

Open Book:

Tell us about what you’ll be reading at this year’s IFOA Ontario festival.

Robert Rotenberg:

From my fourth and latest novel, Stranglehold.


What is your preferred method of travel for a reading tour and why?


By car — it's easier.


What is one luxury you allow yourself when you go "on tour" with a book?


Good food.


What book (aside from your own) will you have with you in your bag while you travel to the location of your IFOA Ontario reading?


My brother David’s latest novel: A Murder of Crows.

Visit for more details about IFOA Ontario.

Robert Rotenberg is a bestselling Canadian author and one of Toronto’s top criminal lawyers. His critically acclaimed debut novel, Old City Hall, was shortlisted for The Crime Writers’ Association John Creasey Dagger Award. Rotenberg fourth mystery novel is the enthralling Stranglehold (Simon & Schuster). As the city prepares for a major mayoral election with Chief of Police Hap Charlton in the lead, veteran Detective Ari Greene stumbles upon a homicide and finds himself accused of a ghastly crime. Find out more about Robert by visiting his website.

For more information about Stranglehold please visit the Simon & Schuster website.

Buy this book at your local independent bookstore or online at the publisher, Chapters/Indigo or Amazon.

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