This will be the fifth time that I attend -- I love love love this festival. There are always such great authors in the line-up. This year I'm excited about hearing Emma Donoghue, Lynda Barry (she's giving a writing workshop!), Ivan Coyote, Kate Pullinger, Kamila Shamsie, Andrea Levy, Yann Martel, Martha Brooks, Rebecca James, Erin Moure, David Mitchell, Drew Hayden Taylor and, of course, Ali Smith. Yeehaw!