Three critically acclaimed authors discuss right and wrong, the loss of innocence and the journey to manhood as depicted in their fiction. Mark Medley will host.
Adam Foulds completed his MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia and now lives in South London. Foulds is the recipient of the 2008 Costa Poetry Award for The Broken Word, and his novel The Quickening Maze was shortlisted for the 2009 Man Booker Prize. Foulds presents In the Wolf’s Mouth, a novel set mostly in Sicily during WWII. With great lyrical intensity, it explores war and the Mafia, innocence and corruption, and history as an accumulation of the irrevocable.
Karl Ove Knausgård’s novel Out of the World was the first-ever debut to win the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature. He is the author of the breathtaking My Struggle cycle, which includes six novels that can be read independently or as one hugely ambitious project. Knausgård presents the third installment of the My Struggle cycle, Boyhood Island, an autobiographical story of family, memory and how we never become quite what we set out to be.
Mark Medley is The Globe and Mail's books editor. Before that he spent more than seven years with the National Post, where he served as an arts reporter, books editor and managed the paper's books blog, The Afterword. His work has appeared in publications across North America, including The Walrus and Toronto Life. He currently sits on PEN Canada's Board of Directors and serves on the Advisory Committee of Humber's School for Writers.
Tim Winton is the bestselling author of Cloudstreet, The Riders and Dirt Music, among many other books. He has won the Miles Franklin Award four times and has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Winton presents Eyrie, a thrilling and vertigo-inducing morality tale about a man struggling to accomplish good in a fallen world.