David Bergen, Christopher Kloeble, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, and Kevin Patterson present their new books and share their characters’ personal journeys. This event is hosted by Katrina Onstad.
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Christopher Kloeble is a guest of the Goethe Institut:
Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir is a guest of the Icelandic Literature Centre:
David Bergen is the Giller Prize winning author of The Time in Between. His list of acclaimed novels includesThe Age of Hope, which was a Canada Reads finalist, and The Matter with Morris, a finalist for the Giller Prize. He will present Stranger, a political novel about the rich and poor, dislocation, and power.
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
Katrina Onstad is the author of the novels How Happy to Be and Everybody Has Everything, which was long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award. She is working on a non-fiction book about the erosion of leisure called The Weekend Effect (Harper Collins, 2017).
Kevin Patterson grew up in Manitoba, and put himself through medical school by joining the Canadian army. Now a specialist in internal medicine, he practices in the Arctic and on the coast of British Columbia. His first book, The Water In Between, was a New York Times Notable Book. Country of Cold, his debut short fiction collection, won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize in 2003, as well as the inaugural City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. He lives on Saltspring Island. News From The Red Desert transports its reader to Afghanistan in 2001, right into the war zone.
Audur Ava Olafsdóttir was born in Iceland in 1958, studied art history in Paris, and has lectured in history of art at the University of Iceland. Her novel The Greenhouse was translated into twenty-two languages. She currently lives and works in Reykjavik. She will present Butterflies in November. Supported by the Icelandic Literature Centre