2020 Author Reading – David Bergen

David Bergen reads from HERE THE DARK
Saturday, June 13 at 10am
on Facebook @AliceMunroFestival

ABOUT THE BOOK:
From the streets of Danang, Vietnam, where a boy falls in with a young American missionary, to fishermen lost on the islands of Honduras, to the Canadian prairies, where an aging rancher finds himself smitten and a teenage boy’s infatuation reveals his naiveté, the short stories in Here the Dark chronicle the geographies of both place and heart. Featuring a novella about a young woman torn between faith and doubt in a cloistered Mennonite community, David Bergen‘s latest deftly renders complex moral ambiguities and asks what it means to be lost—and how, through grace, we can be found. (from Biblioasis)

Bio:
David Bergen is the author of eight novels and a collection of short stories. Among his acclaimed works are The Time in Between, which won the Scotiabank Giller Prize; The Matter with Morris, which was a finalist for the Giller Prize, the winner of the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award and the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction, and a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; The Age of Hope, which was a bestseller and a finalist for CBC Canada Reads; and Stranger, which was a finalist for the Giller Prize. Bergen lives in Winnipeg. His new collection of short stories, Here the Dark, will be published March 10th.