Emma Donoghue is a writer of contemporary and historical fiction whose novels include the international bestseller Room (2010), a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and winner of the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Room was adapted into an Academy Award Best Film nominee in 2015, (her screen adaptation was nominated for an Oscar). Other novels include: Frog Music (2014), Slammerkin (2000), winner of the Ferro-Grumley Award for Lesbian Fiction, The Sealed Letter (2008), longlisted for the Giller Prize and joint winner of the 2009 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction. Landing (2007), winner of a Golden Crown Literary Award, Life Mask (2004), Hood (1997), a Stonewall Book Award for Literature, Stirfry (1994) and The Wonder, shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Scaachi Koul is a culture writer at BuzzFeed. Her writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, The Hairpin, The Globe and Mail and Jezebel. Her first book One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter (2017), collection of fierce and funny essays about growing up the daughter of Indian immigrants in Canada, "a land of ice and casual racism," deployed her razor-sharp humour to share her fears, outrages and mortifying experiences as an outsider growing up in Canada. o.d.w.a.b.d.a.n.o.t.w.m. was a national bestseller and on many Best Books of 2017 lists including lists from The Globe & Mail, CBC, Amazon and NPR.
Saturday, June 2, 2018
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Bayfield Town Hall, 11 The Square, Bayfield, ON
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