Daniel Kalla in Conversation with Marsha Lederman


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Tuesday, May 12
7:05pm PDT
YouTube Live

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With engrossing crime fiction heavily informed by his experience as the head of ER at St. Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver, Daniel Kalla has built up an international reputation as a masterful suspense writer and humanist storyteller. In a special online Writers Fest event, Kalla will speak with National Newspaper Awards winner and Globe and Mail Western Arts Correspondent Marsha Lederman in a dynamic discussion around his work, both in the ER and on the page.

In particular, they’ll look at his 2007 novel Pandemic, which seemed to forecast our current crisis, and Kalla’s newest work, The Last High, which follows a Vancouver doctor and a detective as they confront the deadly consequences of the opioid crisis while tracking down fentanyl suppliers after a group of teens land in the ER with life-threatening overdoses.

We hope you’ll join us for what is sure to be a riveting, timely and thrilling conversation. Tune in to our YouTube Channel at 7:05pm PDT, right after BC’s cheer for healthcare workers.

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Event Participants:

Daniel Kalla is the international bestselling author of We All Fall DownPandemicResistanceRage TherapyBlood LiesCold Plague and Of Flesh and Blood. His books have been translated into eleven languages, and two novels have been optioned for film. Kalla practices emergency medicine in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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, Marsha worked for CBC Radio, mostly in Toronto, where she held a variety of positions, including National Arts Reporter and morning news editor. Marsha also worked for many years in private radio as a reporter, news anchor and talk show host. She was born in Toronto and has lived in Vancouver since 2007.