Siri Agrell sits with bestselling, two-time Scotiabank Giller Prize-shortlisted author, Heather O’Neill, for an intimate interview about O’Neill’s fourth novel, The Lonely Hearts Hotel. Hosted by Emily Saso.
Siri Agrell is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for Mayor John Tory. She is a published author, worked as a newspaper journalist for more then a decade and served as speech writer and Deputy Director of Communications for Premier Kathleen Wynne. She is regularly invited to emcee, host and conduct interviews at Toronto events and is a passionate advocate for cities, innovation and storytelling.
Heather O’Neill is a novelist, poet, short-story writer, screenwriter and essayist. Lullabies for Little Criminals, her debut novel, was published in 2006 to international critical acclaim and won Canada Reads. It was shortlisted for both the Governor General’s Award for Fiction and the Orange Prize for Fiction. She has since published the novel The Girl Who Was Saturday Night and the short story collection Daydreams of Angels, both of which were shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in consecutive years. Born and raised in Montreal, O’Neill lives there today with her daughter. She presents The Lonely Hearts Hotel.
Emily Saso (Canada) writes fiction and screenplays. She lives in Toronto and blogs at egoburn.blogspot.ca. Her debut novel, The Weather Inside, was published in 2016. She is currently writing her second.