Do you plan stories or do they plan you? Three novelists share their creative processes. Ania Szado hosts and moderates.
Ann Eriksson is the author of three previous novels: Decomposing Maggie, In the Hands of Anubis and Falling from Grace, which was awarded a Silver medal in the 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards. Eriksson is a biologist and a founding director of the Thetis Island Nature Conservancy. She presents her fourth novel, High Clear Bell of Morning, about a family dealing with schizophrenia and the frustrations that come with this tragic disease.
Damon Galgut is an award-winning novelist and short story writer. His novel The Good Doctor was a regional winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Galgut presents Arctic Summer, an intimate portrait of E.M. Forster, his life, his struggles with homosexuality and the writing of his universally loved novel A Passage to India.
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.
Ania Szado is the bestselling author of Studio Saint-Ex – a novel about fashion and The Little Prince in 1940s NYC – and Beginning of Was, which was regionally shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Ania was named one of CBC Books’ “Ten Canadian Women Writers You Need to Read” (2014). Her short fiction has been anthologized, most recently in Polish(ed): Poland Rooted in Canadian Fiction.