Writers Dionne Brand, Frances Itani, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer and Kate Pullinger read from their latest works. Ania Szado hosts.
Frances Itani is the author of 16 books, including Deafening, which won a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She is a three-time winner of the CBC Literary Award and is a Member of the Order of Canada. Itani presents her 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize-longlisted novel, Tell, an extraordinary tour-de-force about secrets withheld and secrets revealed in the aftermath of the First Great War.
Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer is the author of the novels Perfecting and The Nettle Spinner, as well as the story collection Way Up, which won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. She is also an award-winning instructor with the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. Her short fiction has been published in Granta, The Walrus, Numéro Cinq, Joyland and Storyville. Kuitenbrouwer presents All the Broken Things, a spellbinding novel of exceptional heart and imagination about the ties that bind us to each other.
Kate Pullinger is the author of 10 novels, including The Mistress of Nothing, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction. Her prize-winning digital fiction projects Inanimate Alice and Flight Paths: A Networked Novel have reached audiences around the world. Born in Cranbrook, BC, she is currently Professor of Creative Writing and Digital Media at Bath Spa University. Pullinger presents Landing Gear, a highly imaginative story of colliding worlds and extraordinary connections, as well as Letter to an Unknown Soldier, a digital war memorial commissioned to mark the centenary of the outbreak of WWI.
In 2014, CBC called Ania Szado one of "Ten Canadian Women You Need to Read." Her short fiction has been nominated for the Journey Prize and National Magazine Awards, and her bestselling novel Studio Saint-Ex has received international acclaim. Szado's debut novel, Beginning of Was, was regionally shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize.