Mary Novik’s debut novel, Conceit, about the daughter of poet John Donne, was chosen as a book of the year by both Quill & Quire and The Globe and Mail, won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and was named one of the Top 40 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade by Canada Reads. Novik presents Muse, a lush historical epic set in 14th-century Avignon, which tells the story of Solange Le Blanc, the clairvoyant woman plagued by disturbing visions who becomes the muse and lover of the poet Petrarch.
Events Mary Novik was involved in
Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 3:00 PM
The fate of Christianity's most sacred relic, the woman behind Petrarch's sublime love poetry, a female bullfighter in 1930s’ Spain—three authors discuss rewriting history in their historical fiction.
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 8:00 PM
Authors Catherine Bush, Rodge Glass, Mary Novik and Meg Wolitzer share their latest works.