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Toronto Public Library

May 24, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Toronto Reference Library
Bram & Bluma Appel Salon

Rebecca Makkai, author of Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist The Great Believers, joins the Toronto Public Library to discuss her highly anticipated new novel, I Have Some Questions for You. In conversation with Elamin Abdelmahmoud, writer and host of CBC Radio’s Commotion.

Question and answer session and book signing to follow. Books available for purchase.

About this event’s guests:
Rebecca Makkai
Elamin Abdelmahmoud

Read more:
I Have Some Questions for You
The Great Believers
Son of Elsewhere: A Memoir in Pieces


This event is part of TPL’s signature Salon Series, where we host local and international authors, artists and thinkers in conversation about their new books and big ideas.


Note: This is an in-person event at The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, the premiere event space for Toronto Public Library’s cultural and heritage programming located on the second floor of the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street).

Arrive early, meet people. The talk starts at 7 pm, but doors open at 6 pm. Come early so you can chat with your fellow literature lovers, and make new friends. As with all Appel Salon events, we’ll have a cash bar with a selection of beer and wine, as well as sandwiches and snacks.

Reminder!  TPL oversells these events to make sure that most people have an opportunity to attend. Tickets are only guaranteed until 15 minutes before the show starts, at which point we will start opening up available spots to the rush line.

This event will not be live streamed but the replay will be made available to watch on TPL’s YouTube channel.


Accessibility at Toronto Public Library
We are committed to making our content accessible to as many Torontonians as possible. Please call or email us if you are Deaf or have a disability and would like to request accommodation to participate in this program. Please let us know as far in advance as possible and we will do our best to meet your request. At least three weeks’ notice is preferred. Phone 416-393-7099 or email

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Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street #2nd floor
Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
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