It’s a hallmark of the Writers Fest to put intelligent, thoughtful, articulate authors on stage together and watch as magic happens. That's exactly what happened in this 2014 Festival event, when Vancouver novelist Annabel Lyon talked to Irish novelist Emma Donoghue and Welsh novelist Sarah Waters. Emma Donoghue’s fiction has been translated into more than 40 languages. Room was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and Orange Prize, and won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. She’s also a literary historian and playwright. Sarah Waters has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize three times and her books are sold in more than 30 countries. From her first novel, Tipping the Velvet, through to her latest, The Paying Guests, Waters has earned a reputation as one of our greatest writers of historical fiction. Enjoy this conversation between three superb storytellers.
Emma Donoghue and Sarah Waters in Conversation
Recorded at Performance Works on October 25, 2014