Authors Catherine Bush, Rodge Glass, Mary Novik and Meg Wolitzer share their latest works. Hosted by Alissa York.
Catherine Bush is the author of four novels: Amazon.ca Best Book Accusation, the Trillium Award-shortlisted Claire’s Head, The Rules of Engagement (which was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book) and Minus Time. Her non-fiction has appeared in the anthology The Heart Does Break and elsewhere. She coordinates the University of Guelph Creative Writing MFA.
Rodge Glass is the author of three novels, a graphic novel and a literary biography, Alasdair Gray: A Secretary’s Biography, which won the Somerset Maugham Award in 2009. He currently works as Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing at Edge Hill University, and regularly appears at UK literary festivals and events, as well as on TV and radio. Glass presents his first collection of short stories, LoveSexTravelMusik, which insightfully explores how travel affects the lives and loves of men and women across the globe.
Mary Novik’s debut novel, Conceit, about the daughter of poet John Donne, was chosen as a book of the year by both Quill & Quire and The Globe and Mail, won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and was named one of the Top 40 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade by Canada Reads. Novik presents Muse, a lush historical epic set in 14th-century Avignon, which tells the story of Solange Le Blanc, the clairvoyant woman plagued by disturbing visions who becomes the muse and lover of the poet Petrarch.
Meg Wolitzer is the bestselling author of nine novels, including The Uncoupling and The Wife, along with a novel for young readers, The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman. She is the author of This Is Your Life, which was made into the Nora Ephron film This Is My Life. Her short fiction has been published in The Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize. Wolitzer presents The Interestings, a New York Times bestseller. The novel chronicles the lives of six life-long friends, from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes and degrees of satisfaction diverge.