Incite: The Conversation

Presented by the Vancouver Writers Fest and Vancouver Public Library

Incite: The Conversation

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Wednesday, May 15
7:30 pm
Alice MacKay Room - Vancouver Public Library
350 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver

Pull up a chair to a conversation of endless curiosity: two of the hottest names in Canadian fiction discuss their craft with each other, after first bonding during the 2015 Giller tour. Anakana Schofield’s extraordinary debut Malarky was followed by the Giller-shortlisted Martin John. Her third, Bina, is just as ambitious— a “novel in warnings” told through the voice of an ‘ordinary’ woman who has simply had enough. André Alexis’ Fifteen Dogs won the Giller and Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize. Days by Moonlight reasserts the author’s philosophical creativity, asking: how do we know the things we know are real and what is real anyway? Expect a riveting discussion from these erudite minds.

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Presented by the Vancouver Writers Fest in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library and support from the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association.

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Incite: The Conversation

André Alexis was born in Trinidad and grew up in Canada. His most recent novel, Fifteen Dogs, won the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. His debut novel, Childhood, won the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Trillium Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. His other books include Pastoral (nominated for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize), Asylum, Beauty and SadnessIngrid & the Wolf, Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa and Lambton, Kent and Other Vistas: A Play.

Incite: The Conversation

Anakana Schofield is the author of the acclaimed, Giller Prize-shortlisted novel Martin John (2015), which was also a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, the Goldsmiths Prize in the UK, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and named a best book of the year by the Wall Street JournalThe Globe and MailNational PostSunday Business PostToronto Star, and The Irish Times, among others. Her debut novel Malarky (2012) won the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, the Debut-Litzer Prize for Fiction in the United States, and was a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Her writing and reviews have appeared in The GuardianThe Irish TimesThe Globe and MailNational PostLondon Review of Books blog, and The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.