The Next Generation
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Moderator: Anna Ling Kaye
Each of these authors is one of the most lauded names in Canadian Literature this year, transforming the range and depth of stories that we tell. Some have published work for more than a decade; others have been celebrated as a remarkable emerging writer. They all share the ability to write soulfully about pressing personal and political frictions and, in doing so, offer the possibility of a more just world. We delve into their celebrated, varied titles in a conversation about creativity and imagination. Farzana Doctor’s Seven, a story of inheritance and resistance, has been called “penetrating and subtle,” and “defiant and engrossing.” Catherine Hernandez’s Crosshairs is an unputdownable page-turner, a cautionary tale exploring a dystopian near future in which communities of colour, the disabled and the LGBTQ+ are forced into labour camps in Toronto. RBC Bronwen Wallace Award winner
John Elizabeth Stintzi’s Vanishing Monuments is a tender, powerful story of grief and connection. Come meet some of our most exciting voices today.
ANNA LING KAYE is a fiction writer and freelance editor based in Vancouver. A former editor at PRISM international and Ricepaper magazines, she is co-founder of Hapa-palooza Festival and sits on the board of Project Bookmark Canada. Her fiction has been short-listed for the Journey Prize.