The Fall Book Club with Yaa Gyasi


(price does not include service charge)

Ticket price (includes book): $32 + shipping if requested

Sunday November 15, 2020
3:00pm PDT

Yaa Gyasi is undoubtedly one of the most exciting novelists of her generation. Her debut novel, Homegoing, was published when she was just 26 and won the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award, the Pen/Hemingway Award, and the American Book Award (amongst others). Transcendent Kingdom is the anticipated follow-up to this national bestseller; a powerful, intimate and beautifully layered story of an immigrant Ghanaian family in Alabama, as told through the eyes of Gifty: a sixth year PhD candidate in neuroscience at Stanford, whose suicidal mother is living in her bed. Ticket buyers to our Fall Book Club will receive a copy of this powerful book and have the opportunity to hear a fascinating interview with CBC The Current’s Matt Galloway. We’re always proud to showcase some of the most exceptional writers across the globe, not least when they are interviewed by one of the most thoughtful and engaging hosts in the country.

This is sure to be a highlight of the season—perfect for other Book Clubs to join, too.

Books may be picked up at Granville Island’s Festival House between Wednesday, September 2 and Thursday, September 3, 12:00-7:00pm PDT, or can be shipped to residential addresses for a small fee. Please note your preference while confirming your ticket.

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Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She holds a BA in English from Stanford University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she held a Dean’s Graduate Research Fellowship. Her debut novel, Homegoing, won the American Book Award among others. Her most recent book is Transcendent Kingdom. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Matt Galloway is a Canadian radio personality, who debuted in January 2020 as the host of The Current on CBC Radio One. Previously, he was the host of Metro Morning on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s CBLA-FM in Toronto from 2010 to 2019. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two daughters.