With style and imagination in spades, Marina Endicott, Anne Enright and Patrick Gale have found themselves not only mass market bestsellers, but beloved and admired by the literary community. Don’t miss a conversation between the three about what makes a writer’s writer. Catherine Bush moderates.
Marina Endicott is the author of Good to a Fault, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book (Canada/Caribbean) and was a finalist for the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize. She also received recognition for The Little Shadows, which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and Open Arms, which was shortlisted for the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award. Endicott has been an actor, director, playwright and editor, and currently teaches at the University of Edmonton. She presents Close to Hugh, an exuberant and poignant novel about how two generations navigate rites of passage in a seemingly ordinary small town.
Anne Enright won the Man Booker Prize and the Irish Fiction Award for her novel The Gathering, which became a longtime national bestseller in Canada. She has published two books of stories, collected as Yesterday's Weather, and the internationally acclaimed novel The Forgotten Waltz, which was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Enright presents her latest novel, The Green Road, a story of fracture and family, selfishness and compassion—a book about the gaps in the human heart and how we learn to fill them.
Patrick Gale was born on the Isle of Wight. He spent his infancy at Wandsworth Prison, which his father governed, then grew up in Winchester before going to Oxford University. He now lives on a farm near Land's End. One of England’s best-loved novelists, his most recent works include A Perfectly Good Man, The Whole Day Through and Notes from an Exhibition. Gale presents A Place Called Winter, an irresistible, searching and poignant historical novel of love, relationships, secrets and escape.