The Interviews

Nathan Englander, Cary Fagan, Kathleen Winter

The Interviews

Host: Marsha Lederman

Event Number: 72
Tickets: $20.00

The Interviews

Nathan Englander, Cary Fagan, Kathleen Winter

Saturday, October 21
10:30am - 12:00pm
Performance Works

1218 Cartwright St.

The Globe & Mail’s Marsha Lederman has a knack for getting at the stories behind books. Today she talks with Pulitzer finalist and bestselling author Nathan Englander about Dinner at the Center of the Earth. A thriller? A political novel? Could it be anything but both when he’s set it in the midst of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Acclaimed author of books for adults and children, Cary Fagan reveals how the old black-and-white photos that inspired his The Old World and Other Stories really “found their way” to him. And Scotiabank Giller-shortlisted author Kathleen Winter talks about how she stumbled upon the little-known, but factual, 11 lost days in history that drive her novel Lost in September. Enjoy the in-depth conversations with these fascinating writers.

Event Participants:

Nathan Englander

United States

Bestselling novelist and short story writer Nathan Englander was selected as one of “20 Writers for the 21st Century” by The New Yorker. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages and he was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. His essays have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker and The Washington Post. He teaches in the MFA program at New York University. His most recent novel, Dinner at the Center of the Earth, is a political thriller that pivots on the complex dynamic between a prisoner and his guard during the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


Cary Fagan


Cary Fagan is an award-winning writer for children as well as a respected author of adult novels and anthologies. His critically-acclaimed works include A Bird’s Eye, a finalist for the Rogers Trust Fiction Prize, and the story collection My Life Among the Apes, longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. This year, Fagan has many children’s books coming out, including Mort Ziff is Not Dead, Little Blue Chair and Wolfie and Fly. The Old World, Fagan’s  short story collection based on old found photographs, gives a vivid and mesmerizing peek into the lives of strangers.


Kathleen Winter


Kathleen Winter’s first  novel, Annabel, has been sold in 15 countries and received major international recognition, including nominations for The Scotiabank Giller Prize, The Governor General’s Award and the Rogers Writer’s Trust Prize.  Her memoir, Boundless, about her journey to the arctic was also highly-acclaimed. Winter’s work has appeared in literary journals from coast-to-coast and she was a Saturday columnist for the Evening Telegram. In Lost in September, a PTSD-suffering homeless veteran—who bears a striking resemblance to Canadian General James Wolfe—wanders the streets of Montreal and Quebec City trying to remember his past.