51 An Intimate Evening with André Alexis

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 8:30pm
Studio 1398

When André Alexis wrote his Scotiabank Giller award-winning Fifteen Dogs, he saw it as the second of five novels that would explore “the nature of God, God as an idea, the nature of love, the nature of place.” Lofty themes, but Alexis has never shied away from turning his philosophical meditations into stories that capture readers’ imaginations. Even his debut novel, published almost 20 years ago, won the Books in Canada First Novel Award. While Fifteen Dogs is populated by talking canines, his new novel, The Hidden Keys, features albino heroin dealers and club-footed psychopaths and questions what it means to be honourable and faithful. Alexis is a thoughtful, imaginative, playful philosopher—and a wonderfully entertaining writer with whom you’ll enjoy spending this evening.

Although this event is sold out, some tickets may be available for purchase at the door.