IFOA and Penguin Random House Canada invite you to the release of The Last Neanderthal by award-winning and best-selling author Claire Cameron as part of the Toronto Lit Up book launch series.
Where do we come from? How did we get here? What does it mean to be human? These questions breathe life into The Last Neanderthal, a novel centered on two women separated by millennia but linked by an epic journey that will transform them both.
“A powerful, warm and thought-provoking book that artfully blends facts with fiction to put flesh on many abstract scientific debates.” – Yuval Noah Harari, international bestselling author of SAPIENS: A Brief History of Humankind and HOMO DEUS: A Brief History of Tomorrow
Join us at No One Writes To The Colonel, meet the author, network and celebrate new work!
Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and IFOA, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities.
CLAIRE CAMERON grew up in Toronto and studied at Queen's University. She led canoe trips in Algonquin Park and worked as an instructor for Outward Bound, teaching mountaineering, climbing and white-water rafting in Oregon. She lived in San Francisco and London, UK, until moving back to Toronto, where she now lives with her husband and two sons. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, Los Angeles Review of Books and The Rumpus. She is a staff writer at The Millions. Her first novel, The Line Painter, won the Northern Lit Award from the Ontario Library Service and was nominated for an Arthur Ellis Crime Writing Award for Best First Novel. Her second novel, The Bear, was a #1 national bestseller and was longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Photo Credit: David Kerr