Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 6:00 PM
Reading/Round Table: IFOA

Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

235 Queens Quay West
M5J 2G8
Cost: $18/ $15 for Supporters, Free for Students & Youth 25 under

Contemporary European novelists Christopher Kloeble, Lola Lafon, and Francesca Melandri talk of lives lived in the 20th century. This round table will be hosted by Beatriz Hausner and moderated by Bert Archer.

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    Bert Archer

    Bert Archer is a Toronto writer, largely about travel and books he finds while travelling, for several newspapers and magazines in Canada and the US.

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    Beatriz Hausner

    Beatriz Hausner’s poetry books include: Enter the Raccoon, Sew Him Up, The Wardrobe Mistress, and many chapbooks. Her books have been translated into several languages, including Spanish, her mother tongue, and most recently into French. She is a respected literary editor and publisher, and was Chair of the Public Lending Right Commission. Beatriz Hausner has translated many works of literature, mostly from Spanish into English. She was President of the Literary Translators’ Association and was one of the founders of the International Literary Translation Centre at Banff. She works as a public librarian in Toronto.  

  • Kloeble, Christopher (Valerie Schmidt)

    Christopher Kloeble

    Christopher Kloeble is an award-winning German novelist and scriptwriter. Almost Everything Very Fast is his third book, and his first to be published in English. He lives in Berlin and New Delhi. Supported by the Goethe Institut Toronto  

  • Lafon, Lola

    Lola Lafon

    Lola Lafon is a bestselling Paris-based novelist and musician. The author of three previous novels, Lafon was born in France and grew up in Sofia and Bucharest. The original French edition of The Little Communist Who Never Smiled won eleven prizes, and was shortlisted for four others. She lives in Paris. Supported by the Consulate General of France in Toronto

  • Melandri, Francesca

    Francesca Melandri

    Francesca Melandri was born in Rome in 1964. After a long and successful screenwriting career her literary debut was in 2010 with Eva Sleeps, a critically acclaimed bestseller translated in most European languages and now published in English by Europa Editions. Her second novel Higher Than The Sea (2012) confirmed her standing among readers and literary critics. Both novels have been awarded several important prizes, both in Italy and Europe. She is also a documentary filmmaker and has two children. Supported by Istituto Italiano di Cultura