Award-winning authors, André Alexis, Anosh Irani, and Richard Russo, will read from their latest works and talk about constructing their breathtaking stories. Farzana Doctor will host this event.
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André Alexis (Canada) was born in Trinidad and grew up in Canada. He is the recipient of the 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize. His novel, Fifteen Dogs, won the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and Canada Reads in 2017. His other books include Pastoral (nominated for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize) and The Hidden Keys.
Farzana Doctor is the author of Stealing Nasreen and Six Metres of Pavement, which won the 2012 Lambda Literary Award and was short-listed for the Toronto Book Award. Farzana is one of CBC Books’ Ten Canadian Women Writers You Need to Read Now and the recipient of the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Dayne Ogilvie Grant. She co-curates the Brockton Writers Series and lives in Toronto.
Anosh Irani has published three critically acclaimed and award-winning novels:The Cripple and His Talismans (2004), a national bestseller; The Song of Kahunsha (2006), which was an international bestseller and shortlisted for Canada Reads and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize; and Dahanu Road (2010), which was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize. His play Bombay Black won the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play (2006), and his anthology The Bombay Plays: The Matka King & Bombay Black was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award. He lives in Vancouver. He will present The Parcel.
Richard Russo is the author of seven previous novels; two collections of stories; and Elsewhere, a memoir. In 2002 he received the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls, which like Nobody’s Fool was adapted to film, in a multiple-award-winning HBO miniseries. Everybody’s Fool describes the lives of small-town America characters through humorous instances of human fault.