IFOA and Coach House Books invite you to the release of If Clara by Martha Baillie, and The Doll’s Alphabet by Camilla Grudova as part of the Toronto Lit Up book launch series.
Meet the authors, network and celebrate their new work!
“A mysterious manuscript falls into a bed-ridden writer’s lap in this novel of broken bones, Syrian folktales, and plummets of all varieties.”
“Baillie delivers a work of magical realism that captures the experience of postcolonial guilt … and gives voice to a silenced past.”– Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Dolls, sewing machines, tinned foods, mirrors, malfunctioning bodies – by constantly reinventing ways to engage with her obsessions and motifs, Camilla Grudova has built a universe that’s highly imaginative, incredibly original, and absolutely discomfiting. The stories in The Doll’s Alphabet are simultaneously childlike and naive, grotesque and very dark.”
Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and IFOA, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities.