Between the Pages: An Evening with the Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalists

Patrick deWitt, Eric Dupont, Thea Lim

Between the Pages: An Evening with the Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalists

Moderator: Jael Richardson

Event Number: 1
Tickets: $26.00

Between the Pages: An Evening with the Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalists

Patrick deWitt, Eric Dupont, Thea Lim

Monday, October 15
7:00pm
The Vancouver Playhouse

600 Hamilton St, Vancouver

Without fail, the winner of the annual Scotiabank Giller Prize becomes a household name in Canada. Those shortlisted also step into the proverbial hall of CanLit fame, their titles splashed across best-of lists at year end for good reason. No wonder the shortlist is a staple of many bibliophiles’ fall reading lists. Author, CBC broadcaster and Artistic Director for the Festival of Literary Diversity, Jael Richardson, hosts our annual on-stage interview with each of the 2018 finalists, revealed on October 1. The finalists are Patrick deWitt, Eric Dupont, Esi Edugyan, Sheila Heti and Thea Lim. Hear about the creative processes, anticipations and camaraderies between three of these incredible creatives just weeks before the winner is announced on November 19.

*Esi Edugyan is unable to join us due to her commitment to be at the Booker Prize announcement in the UK on October 16. She will still be attending her other events. See her author page for more information.
*Sheila Heti will not be attending the event due to unforeseen circumstances.

Presented in partnership with Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Event Participants:

Patrick deWitt

Patrick deWitt

United States

A novelist and screenwriter, Patrick deWitt has received multiple accolades and major awards for his work. He is the author of critically acclaimed novel, The Sisters Brothers, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and the Stephen Leacock Medal, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. His latest book, French Exit, is a mother/son caper and a riotous send-up of high society.

 

Eric Dupont

Quebec

Born in 1970, Eric Dupont lives and works in Montreal. He has published 4 novels with Marchand de feuilles and in France with Éditions du Toucan and Éditions J’ai lu (Flammarion). He is a past winner of Radio-Canada’s “Combat des livres” (the equivalent of the CBC’s Canada Reads contest), a finalist for the Prix littéraire France-Québec and the Prix des cinq continents, and a winner of the Prix des libraires and the Prix littéraire des collégiens. Songs for the Cold of Heart is his fourth novel and his second to be published in English with QC Fiction.

Thea Lim

Ontario

Thea Lim’s writing has been published by the Southampton Review, the GuardianSalon, the MillionsBitch magazine, Utne Reader and others, and she has received multiple awards and fellowships for her work. She holds an MFA from the University of Houston and she previously served as nonfiction editor at Gulf Coast.

thealim.org, @thea_lim