77 The Interviews
The Globe and Mail’s Marsha Lederman has a knack for getting to the stories behind the books. Today she talks with Scotiabank Giller Prize winner David Bergen about his novel, Stranger. What compelled him to tell the story of a Guatemalan woman working at a fertility clinic who suffers in the fallout of her affair with an American doctor? Playwright and bestselling author Anosh Irani talks about his first novel in six years, The Parcel. Where did the voice of the “hijra,” or person belonging to the third sex, come from? And Griffin-shortlisted Soraya Peerbaye shares her journey of writing Tell: poems for a girlhood, linked poems that trace the events surrounding the murder of Reena Virk. You’ll enjoy how Lederman skillfully guides each conversation with these fascinating writers.