Between the Pages: An Evening with the Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalists

Cherie Dimaline, Linden MacIntyre, Ed O'Loughlin, Michael Redhill, Michelle Winters

Between the Pages: An Evening with the Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalists

Moderator: Hal Wake

Event Number: 1
Tickets: $26.00

Between the Pages: An Evening with the Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalists

Cherie Dimaline, Linden MacIntyre, Ed O'Loughlin, Michael Redhill, Michelle Winters

Monday, October 16
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Vancouver Playhouse

600 Hamilton St.

Being nominated or shortlisted for—let alone winning—the Giller has a history of changing a writer’s life and career forever. One of the authors appearing at this event will win the richest literary prize in Canada on November 20. Come meet and hear from Canada’s stellar literary talents on opening night at the Writers Fest. What a way for the Festival’s Artistic Director Hal Wake to begin this year’s extravaganza of writers!

Presented in partnership with the Scotiabank Giller Prize.

We regret that Rachel Cusk and Eden Robinsons will not be appearing at the Festival.

Event Authors:

Cherie Dimaline

Ontario

Cherie Dimaline is a Métis author and editor from the Georgian Bay community. Her award-winning fiction has been published and anthologized internationally. She has edited numerous publications including Spirit, FNH, Muskrat Magazine and FACE. Dimaline was named the first Writer in Residence in Aboriginal Literature for the Toronto Public Library. She also coordinates the annual Indigenous Writers’ Gathering in Toronto. The Marrow Thieves is Dimaline’s newest dystopic sci-fi novel aimed at young adults in which global warming has devastated the planet and the Indigenous people of North America are hunted for their bone marrow.

@writeoncherie
cheriedimaline.blogspot.com

Linden MacIntyre

Ontario

Linden MacIntyre is a broadcaster, journalist and bestselling novelist. MacIntyre worked for 24years as a co-host for The Fifth Estate, a program dedicated to thorough and comprehensive investigations. He has won ten Gemini Awards for his work on the program, as well as numerous awards for journalistic excellence and writing, including a Scotiabank Giller Prize for The Bishop’s Man. MacIntyre’s new novel The Only Café is a thought-provoking and timely piece of literature. After his father’s mysterious death, Cyril learns more about his father’s hidden past and his life in Lebanon that he fled from as a refugee.

Ed O’Loughlin

Ireland

Before becoming an author, Ed O’Loughlin worked for twenty years as
a journalist for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Irish Times. Fourteen
of those years were spent as a foreign correspondent in the Middle East
and Africa. His first novel, Not Untrue & Not Unkind was longlisted for
the Man Booker Prize in 2009 and received critical acclaim. His latest
novel, Minds of Winter, follows two people who journey to the Arctic Circle
hoping to learn what happened to family members, who they discover are linked through
the Franklin expedition to find the Northwest Passage.

Michael Redhill

Ontario

Michael Redhill is a novelist, poet, playwright and former publisher of Brick. He is the author of the novels Consolation and Martin Sloane, a finalist for the 2001 Giller Prize; the short story collection Fidelity; and the poetry collection Light-Crossing; among other acclaimed works. He lives in Toronto.

Michelle Winters

Ontario

Michelle Winters is a writer, painter, and translator from Saint John, N.B., living in Toronto. Her written and visual work stretches the limits of the probable, explores the lushness of the industrial, and anthropomorphizes with gay abandon. Her stories have been published in THIS Magazine, Taddle Creek, Dragnet, and Matrix, and she was nominated for the 2011 Journey Prize. I Am a Truck is her debut novel.