2024 Festival:
October 21–27

47: Douglas Stuart in Conversation with Eddy Boudel Tan

47: Douglas Stuart in Conversation with Eddy Boudel Tan

Fans of the Booker Prize-winning novel Shuggie Bain can rejoice— internationally bestselling author Douglas Stuart has returned with Young Mungo, a stirring tale set in Glasgow, full of moments both tender and stark. This is another immersive, transformative read, “full of sentences that gleam and shimmer, demanding to be read and reread for their beauty and their truth” (The Guardian). In a rich conversation with Festival friend and author of The Rebellious Tide, Eddy Boudel Tan, Stuart will discuss the origins of these stories, the nuanced complexity of writing poverty and violence, and the reception of these remarkable works.

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Douglas Stuart

DOUGLAS STUART is the author of Shuggie Bain, which won the 2020 Booker Prize and the Sue Kaufman Prize. It was also the winner of two British Book Awards and a finalist for many others, like the PEN/Hemingway Award and the National Book Award. Young Mungo is his latest novel. (SCOTLAND/UNITED STATES)

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Eddy Boudel Tan

EDDY BOUDEL TAN is the author of two novels: After Elias, a finalist for the ReLit Awards and the Edmund White Award, and The Rebellious Tide, a finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award. In 2021, he was named a Rising Star by the Writers’ Trust of Canada.