The line between fiction and reality will blur, as three celebrated authors untangle the complicated yet tender family dramas showcased in their latest works. From Michael Christie comes Greenwood (longlisted for the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize), a family saga, in which the fates of five people are unexpectedly linked over a hundred years. Festival favourite Emma Donoghue presents Akin, her first contemporary novel since Room, introducing an old man and a boy on a journey to unpack their family history and start writing a new one together. Ian Williams pulls the curtain on suburban family life in his latest novel Reproduction. Through these intergenerational tales, the authors will speak to how strong chosen families can bind, when blood runs thin. The conversation will be moderated by Deborah Dundas. Hosted by Ayesha Chatterjee.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8