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.
Sarah Meehan Sirk, reads from her debut short story collection “The Dead Husband Project” (2017). In this deeply felt, compulsive and edgy collection, Sarah Meehan Sirk shines a distinctive light on love and death in their many incarnations, pushing against the limits of the absurd while exposing piercing emotional truths about what it means to be gloriously, maddeningly alive. Uncanny, sometimes violent, achingly sad and always profound, these stories showcase a writer with skill and empathy, and draw us in with a steady, unyielding grip.
Saturday, June 2, 2018
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Bayfield Town Hall, 11 The Square, Bayfield, ON
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