As part of the IFOA Ontario touring programme, we are presenting an event in London at Chapters South London, located at 1037 Wellington Road.
The event is scheduled for Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 7:00pm and is FREE. The event is a reading/interview featuring 2 award-winning Canadian authors, David Bergen, who has just recently been longlisted for the 2010 Giller Prize and Emma Donoghue, who is shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize. Please see full bios below.
It would be great if you could pass on this information to your students and to anyone you think would be interested in attending this event. Please let me know if you have any questions and for more details, please visit our website at www.readings.org.
Emma Donoghue (Canada/Ireland) is an award-winning author of the internationally acclaimed and bestselling historical drama Slammerkin, three books of short stories, two works of literary history, two anthologies, and two plays. Her latest novel, Room – recently shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize – is about a mother and son who live in a locked room measuring 11 foot by 11 and what transpires when the child turns five and is told there is a world beyond
David Bergen is the author of six novels. His work includes the Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning The Time in Between, and the multiple award-winners The Retreat, The Case of Lena S. and A Year of Lesser, also a New York Times Notable Book. Bergen presents The Matter with Morris, an unforgettable story of a man down on his luck – his son has been killed in Afghanistan, his job has put him on indefinite leave and his wife seems headed for the door – as he searches for happiness.