The Interviews with Marsha Lederman

Esi Edugyan, Rachel Giese, Jaap Robben

The Interviews with Marsha Lederman
Event Number: 65

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The Interviews with Marsha Lederman

Esi Edugyan, Rachel Giese, Jaap Robben

Saturday, October 20
10:30am - 12:00pm
Performance Works

1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver

It’s amazing the answers you’ll get if you ask the right questions. Marsha Lederman, Western Arts Correspondent for The Globe and Mail, knows this all too well, searching out emotional truths, intellectual discoveries or simply a new favourite anecdote. Now, she separately interviews three of the most talked-about writers on our roster. Esi Edugyan won the Scotiabank Giller Prize for Half-Blood Blues. Her latest, Washington Black, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, “teems with the mystery of life” as it follows a fleeing eleven-year-old slave. Rachel Giese’s award-winning writing has featured in Canada’s top publications. Her presentation on the damaging impact of toxic masculinity in Boys is revelatory. Jaap Robben is a multitalented Dutch poet, novelist and playwright whose novel, You Have Me to Love, is a favourite amongst European booksellers.

Event Participants:

Esi Edugyan

Esi Edugyan

British Columbia

Esi Edugyan is author of the novels The Second Life of Samuel Tyne and Half-Blood Blues, which won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Prize, and the Orange Prize. In 2014, she published her first book of nonfiction, Dreaming of Elsewhere: Observations on Home. Her latest novel, Washington Black, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia with her husband and two children.

Rachel Giese

Rachel Giese

Ontario

Rachel Giese is the author of Boys: What it Means to Become a Man. She is an editor-at-large at Chatelaine and a regular contributor to CBC Radio. Her award-winning journalism has appeared in Toronto Life, The Walrus, Flare, The Globe and Mail, Today’s Parent and NewYorker.com. She lives in Toronto with her wife and son.

rachel-giese.com, @rachelagiese

 

Jaap Robben

Netherlands

Jaap Robben is a poet, performer and acclaimed children’s author. You Have Me to Love, his first novel for adults, has received international glowing reviews and is the winner of the 2014 Dutch Booksellers Award, the Dioraphte Prize, and the Award for best Dutch debut. To date, You Have Me to Love has sold over 50,000 copies in the Netherlands, is available in ten languages and is currently being adapted into an English-language film.

jaaprobben.wordpress.com, @JaapRobben