This event is part of Found in Translation, a yearly Festival focus on the art of literary translation with the goal of increasing Canadian awareness of international talent.
Martha Baillie is the author of four novels. Her most recent, The Incident Report, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and was included in The Globe and Mail’s list of Best Books for 2009. She has written about contemporary visual art for the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Koffler Gallery and Brick magazine. Her poetry has appeared in several Canadian journals. Baillie presents The Search for Heinrich Schlögel. Her hypnotic new novel follows the titular character from Germany to Canada, where he sets out on a two-week hike into the isolated interior of Baffin Island.
Maylis de Kerangal is the author of several novels in French, including Je marche sous un ciel de traîne and Réparer les vivants, which won the Grand Prix RTL-Lire. She has also published a collection of short stories, Ni fleurs ni couronnes, and a novella, Tangente vers l’est. She presents her first novel to be translated into English, Birth of a Bridge (Naissance d’un pont). The winner of the Prix Franz Hessel and Prix Medicis in 2010, it is a literary saga of a dozen men and women who are charged with building a bridge somewhere in a mythical and fantastic California.
Nancy Huston is the author of 12 novels, including Fault Lines, winner of the Prix Femina and a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year; Plainsong, which won the Governor General's Literary Award for French-Language Fiction; Slow Emergencies, winner of the Prix Louis-Hémon, and The Mark of An Angel, which was awarded the Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle. She presents Black Dance. A rich portrait of one man’s life and death, it is a novel packed with humour and pathos, and written with Huston’s signature vivacity.
Jessica Moore is an author and translator. She is a former Lannan writer in residence and winner of a PEN Translation Fund Grant for her translation of Turkana Boy, a poetic novel by Jean-François Beauchemin. Moore’s first collection of poems, Everything, now, was published in 2012. She is also a songwriter: her debut album, Beautiful in Red, was released in 2013. Moore is the English translator of French author Maylis de Kerangal’s Birth of a Bridge. She presents the book alongside its author.
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 1:00 PM
Lakeside Terrace, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto M5J 2G8
Cost: $18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under (Jenni_Canuck)