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Kobzar Literary Award Finalists Panel

Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 11:00 AM
York Quay Centre - Lakeside Terrace
Special Event: Festival

For the first time, the IFOA is thrilled to present a panel discussion between the nominees for the Kobzar Literary $25,000 Biennial Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to Canadian literary arts by authors who develop a Ukrainian Canadian theme with literary merit in one of several genres: literary non-fiction, fiction, poetry, young readers’ literature, plays, screenplays and musicals. Nominees to be announced. Hosted and moderated by Marilyn Lightstone.


Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 12:00 PM
York Quay Centre - Studio Theatre
Round table: Festival
Participants: Diego Marani, Abdellah Taïa, Rui Zink

Diego Marani, Abdellah Taïa and Rui Zink weigh in on contemporary literature in Europe and share what it means for them to have their work translated into English. Hosted and moderated by Martha Baillie.

This event is part of Found in Translation, a yearly Festival focus on the art of literary translation with the goal of increasing Canadian awareness of international talent.

Shape Shifters

Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 12:00 PM
York Quay Centre - Brigantine Room
Round table: Festival
Participants: Nadeem Aslam, Jami Attenberg, Peter Bagge, Sam Lipsyte

Does form or idea dictate narrative? Bestselling fiction writers Nadeem Aslam, Jami Attenberg, Peter Bagge and Sam Lipsyte discuss. Hosted and moderated by Siri Agrell.

Koffler@IFOA: We Are Not Afraid

Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 1:00 PM
York Quay Centre - Lakeside Terrace
Interview: Festival
Participants: Shani Boianjiu, Valentine Moreno

Koffler Centre of the Arts is Canada’s only multidisciplinary, contemporary Jewish cultural institution presenting programs and exhibitions across the GTA with the goal of fostering mutual understanding and reaching diverse audiences. Koffler joins with the IFOA again this year to host an event featuring first-time Jewish novelist Shani Boianjiu. A former soldier in the Israel Defence Forces, Boianjiu draws on her own experience in her riveting debut, The People of Forever Are Not Afraid, which follows a group of young women coming of age in the military. Boianjiu will be interviewed by award-winning writer and filmmaker David Bezmozgis. Hosted by Valentine Moreno.

This event is part of Brave New Word, a Festival focus on young and emerging authors from Canada and abroad.

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