The Golden Hour


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Tuesday, November 17

Sometimes the favourite part of our work is in simplicity: the simple joy of listening to two exemplary thinkers share their work and perspectives with each other. Such is the case during this conversation between award-winning, bestselling favourites Helen Humphreys and Annabel Lyon, sharing insights on writing and insights on life taken from their two most recent works. Humphrey’s Rabbit Foot Bill is a gem of a historical fiction novel about a lonely boy in a prairie town who befriends a tramp in 1947—before witnessing a shocking murder. Lyon’s Consent is a mysterious, heartbreaking novel centred on two sets of sisters whose lives are braided together. There is something that connects these varied stories: the extraordinary. Both books are already celebrated as the writers at their finest. Join us for a discussion with these brilliant minds that underscores the power of hope, beauty—and women’s friendship.

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HELEN HUMPHREYS is an acclaimed and award-winning author of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Her work includes the Roger Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize-winning novel Afterimage and her non-fiction includes The Ghost Orchard and The Frozen Thames, as well as the memoir Nocturne. She has won the Toronto Book Award, and she has been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the Trillium Book Prize, the Lambda Literary Award and CBC Radio’s Canada Reads.

ANNABEL LYON is the author of seven books for adults and kids, including the internationally bestselling The Golden Mean. Consent is her latest novel. She teaches creative writing at the University of British Columbia.