A Couple of Writers

Wayne Grady, Merilyn Simonds

A Couple of Writers

Moderator: Hal Wake

Event Number: 11
Tickets: $20.00

A Couple of Writers

Wayne Grady, Merilyn Simonds

Tuesday, October 16
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Studio 1398

1398 Cartwright St, Vancouver

The Grady-Simonds household is a productive one. These married novelists, between them, have written more than thirty books and countless articles and essays. During a congenial conversation with former Artistic Director Hal Wake, they discuss their new books, creative processes, and how their close relationship contributes to the writerly life. Fans of these stalwarts of Canadian writing will discover the arresting story of the son of a southern plantation owner attempting to reconcile with his past in Wayne Grady’s Up From Freedom. Merilyn Simonds’s Refuge is similarly page-turning, exploring the relationship between an older woman asked for refuge by someone claiming to be her kin. Both promise an evening as candid and warm as you’d expect from old friends.

Event Participants:

Wayne Grady

Ontario

Wayne Grady has written more than a dozen books for adult and young readers, and is also one of Canada’s top literary translators. His novel, Emancipation Day, won the 2013 Amazon.ca First Novel Award and was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. His second novel, Up from Freedom, has just been published. Grady lives in Kingston, Ontario, with his wife, novelist and creative nonfiction writer Merilyn Simonds.

waynegrady.ca

Merilyn Simonds

Ontario

Merilyn Simonds is the author of 17 books, includingGutenberg’s Fingerprint, a 2017 Globe Best Book, The Holding, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and the Canadian classic work of creative nonfiction, The Convict Lover, a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. Her work has been anthologized and published internationally. Her latest novel is Refuge.

merilynsimonds.com, @merilynsimonds