Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level
Join us for an evening with three award-winning authors. Colin McAdam reads from A Beautiful Truth, paulo de costa reads from The Green and Purple Skin of the World and Shyam Selvadurai reads from his latest, The Hungry Ghosts.
Told simultaneously from the perspectives of humans and chimpanzees, Colin McAdams A Beautiful Truth reveals the lure of belonging and the capacity for survival. A heartfelt story about parenthood and friendship, and about the things we hold sacred as humans and the facts that link us to nature.
Shyam Selvadurais The Hungry Ghosts is a beautifully written, dazzling story of family, wealth and the long reach of the past. It shows how racial, political and sexual differences can tear apart both a country and the human heart not just once, but many times, until the ghosts are fed and freed.
paulo da costas The Green and Purple Skin of the World gets under your skin, bruises your consciousness with its exploration of the forces that hold us together, not always benignly, and those that pull us apart. de costas stories dazzle and beguile with their craft, their often dark humour, and their grasp of people living the extremity that is daily life.
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