The Interviews with Marsha Lederman

Moderator: Marsha Lederman

Event Number: 62

Free (Pay What You Can)
Thanks to the support of the Y.P. Heung Foundation, Government of British Columbia and Raincoast Books.

The Interviews with Marsha Lederman

Saturday, Oct 26
11:00am - 12:30pm
Performance Works

1218 Cartwright Street

Marsha Lederman, Western Arts Correspondent for The Globe & Mail, has a talent for bringing out revealing truths behind remarkable work. Now, Lederman interviews three of the Festival’s most buzzed about authors. Aleksandar Hemon’s divided memoirs My Parents/This Does Not Belong to You provide a raw glimpse into how cultural touchstones, family anxieties and inheritances are shaped by upheaval and immigration. Acclaimed political pundit David Moscrop (Too Dumb for Democracy) discusses how democracy both succeeded and failed across our country in the recent federal election—and what we hope we have for our future. Jenny Heijun Wills speaks to her memoir, Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related., and overcoming trauma and cultural divides to reconnect with her biological family.

Event Participants:

Aleksandar Hemon


Aleksandar Hemon is the author of My Parents/This Does Not Belong to You, The Lazarus Project. He teaches at Princeton University.

David Moscrop


David Moscrop is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa, a contributing columnist for the Washington Post, a writer with Maclean’s Magazine, and a political commentator for radio, print, and television. Too Dumb for Democracy? is his first book. He’s now working on his second — a book about the end of the world.,@David_Moscrop


Jenny Heijun Wills


Jenny Heijun Wills was born in Seoul, South Korea and was adopted and raised in a white family in Southern-Ontario, Canada. In 2008 she reunited with her family in Asia. She’s lived, studied, and worked in Toronto, Montreal, Boston, and Seoul. She teaches in the Department of English at the University of Winnipeg., @JennyHeijun