Family, identity and place all converge in heartbreak and hilarity in the latest works by Canadian author, screenwriter and producer David Bezmozgis and acclaimed Bosnian American author Aleksander Hemon. In his 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlisted title, Immigrant City, Bezmozgis expertly crafts deeply-felt and slyly humorous short stories that present immigrant characters with all their contradictions and complexities, their earnest and divided hearts. Hemon’s My Parents tells the unbridled story of his family’s immigration from Bosnia to Canada—from the lives that were upended in the Siege of Sarajevo, to the new ones they were forced to build. Get ready to hear these authors discuss their experiences with migration, and their inspiration for documenting their families’ journeys with interviewer Randy Boyagoda. Hosted by Khalida Hassan.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre 235 Queens Quay West Toronto M5J 2G8