Caroline Adderson is the acclaimed author of three novels, two collections of short stories and a number of books for young readers. She is the winner of two Ethel Wilson Fiction Prizes and three CBC Literary Awards. She was also the recipient of the 2006 Marian Engel Award for mid-career achievement. Adderson presents her fourth novel, Ellen in Pieces, a genre-bending story of a woman who, in the last year of her life, begins to explore love and the possibility of recovery from regret.
Jacek Dehnel is a poet, novelist, painter and translator. In 2005 he was awarded Poland's Koscielski Prize for promising new writers, becoming one of the youngest ever recipients. He studied Polish Literature at Warsaw University and wrote his PhD on the Polish translations of Philip Larkin. Dehnel presents Saturn, a fictionalized version of the personal life of the great Spanish painter Goya. The story is built around the theory that Goya's horrific series of Black Paintings were in fact the work of his son Javier, and were Javier's way of expressing his feelings about his father.
Marcel Theroux is the author of four previous novels: A Blow to the Heart, A Stranger in the Earth, The Paperchase (winner of the 2002 Somerset Maugham Award) and Far North, which was shortlisted for the prestigious National Book Award. He lives in London, England. He presents his latest novel, the literary thriller Strange Bodies, a taut, edge-of-your-seat tale that asks whether (one way or another) we can live on after death.
Russell Wangersky is a writer, editor and columnist. He has written five books, including Whirl Away, a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and winner of the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, and Burning Down the House: Fighting Fires and Losing Myself, a winner of the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. He works at the St. John’s Telegram as the editorial page editor. Wangersky presents Walt, a dark, psychological thriller about a grocery store cleaner who is pursued by police detectives unsatisfied with the answers he’s given about his wife’s disappearance.
Alissa York’s internationally acclaimed novels include Mercy, Effigy (shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize) and, most recently, Fauna (shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award). She is also the author of the short fiction collection Any Given Power, from which stories have won the Journey Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Award. Her essays and articles have appeared in such periodicals as The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, Eighteen Bridges and Canadian House and Home. York has lived all over Canada and now makes her home in Toronto with her husband, artist Clive Holden.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 7:30 PM
Studio Theatre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto M5J 2G8
Cost: $18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under (Jenni_Canuck)