Terry Fallis, Canadian author and humour writer, joined downtown businesses on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 to celebrate the launch of his recently released novel, Albatross.
Fallis, a two-time Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour award winner, has released six prior books. Albatross — a story about high-schooler who aspires to be a writer, but is sidetracked into becoming a prodigious golfer — released to retail in mid-August and found its place on best seller lists within a week.
The Alibi coordinated the presentation in partnership with Novel Idea, who had a table of Fallis’ books available for purchase for the author to sign.
“Terry’s gentle, heartwarming humour makes for great reading, but it also comes through when he gives a talk,” said Bruce Davis, owner of The Alibi.
“This is a wonderful turnout. It’s so good to see this many people come out to the patio on such a night — and to celebrate this book” Fallis said, before joking about smaller crowds at bigger venues and reading a few passages from his book.