The Interviews

Host: Marsha Lederman

The Interviews

Sunday, Oct 25
Live on Zoom

Marsha Lederman, Western Arts Correspondent for The Globe and Mail, is known for her incisive talent as a Festival moderator, year after year cutting to the heart of some of the most important works of the day. This year, globalization and the climate crisis’s past, present and future collide with a suite of authors at the top of their game: Seth Klein’s climate change manifesto A Good War re-envisions WWII mobilization tactics for Canada’s future; Shaena Lambert revels in a fictionalized account of the captivating (and largely erased) life of Germany’s first Green Party leader and feminist in Petra; Amin Maalouf traces the roots of our global divisions—and the challenges we can still rise to—in Adrift. An afternoon certain to reinvigorate your inner activist and provide roadmaps to real change, The Interviews is not to be missed.

MARSHA LEDERMAN is the Western Arts Correspondent for the Globe and Mail, based in Vancouver. She covers the film and television industry, visual art, literature, music, theatre, dance, cultural policy, and other related areas. Before joining the Globe, she worked for CBC Radio, mostly in Toronto, where she held a variety of positions, including National Arts Reporter and morning news editor. She was born in Toronto and has lived in Vancouver since 2007.

Event Participants:

Seth Klein

British Columbia

SETH KLEIN was the founding BC director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives for two decades and has been immersed in climate change and inequality issues since. A social activist for over 35 years, his activism started as a high school student in the peace movement, and in the anti-racism movement while attending university. He is currently an adjunct professor in urban studies at Simon Fraser University and remains a research associate with the CCPA.

Shaena Lambert

British Columbia

SHAENA LAMBERT is the author of the novel Radiance and two books of stories, Oh, My Darling and The Falling Woman—all of which were Globe and Mail best books of the year. Her fiction has been nominated for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, and others. Her stories have been chosen four times for Best Canadian Stories, and have appeared in many publications, including The Walrus and The Journey Prize Anthology. Her latest novel is Petra.

Amin Maalouf

France / Lebanon

AMIN MAALOUF was born in Beirut where he studied economics and sociology and then worked as an international reporter until the Lebanese Civil War broke out in 1975. In 1993, The Rock of Tanios, his fourth novel, won the Prix Goncourt, the most prestigious literary award in France. Maalouf is a member of the Académie Française and in 2020 was awarded France’s National Order of Merit.

Presented thanks to the support of Alliance Francaise and the Consulate General of France in Vancouver.