The Hot Sheet
Fantastic Festival events with tickets still available!
Tuesday, October 21
Event 9: China: The Challenge of Democracy | Waterfront Theatre | 6:00 pm
Paul Evans | Charles Foran | Madeleine Thien
A roundtable of articulate and insightful authors will touch on the significant ideas in Evan Osnos’ Age of Ambition, as well as the tumultuous events taking place in Hong Kong. Join novelists Charles Foran and Madeleine Thien, and Dr. Paul Evans, Director of the Institute for Asian Research at UBC.
Event 10: An Intimate Evening with Eimear McBride | Studio 1398 | 6:00 pm
Meet one of Ireland’s newest and most innovative voices. Eimear McBride’s debut novel A Girl is a Half Formed Thing won the 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and has been dubbed “a future classic” by The New York Times.
Event 11: Waking from the American Dream | Improv Centre | 6:00 pm
Joshua Ferris | Cristina Henríquez | Matthew Thomas
Three exciting voices from a new generation of American writers: Joshua Ferris, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Cristina Henríquez, “one of fiction’s new luminaries,” and Matthew Thomas, whose debut novel sparked a bidding war and sold for $1 million. The three talk to Granta editor John Freeman.
Wednesday, October 22
Event 25: A Community of Characters | Waterfront Theatre | 6:00 pm
Maylis de Kerangal | Cristina Henríquez | Kate Pullinger
Cristina Henríquez portrays a family of Hispanic immigrants struggling with life in America. The lives of Maylis de Kerangal’s 12 characters become interconnected as they work to build a bridge, and Kate Pullinger’s novel reveals a family that is growing apart, until an incredible event pulls them back together.
Event 26: The Real Deal | Studio 1398 | 6:00 pm
Marie Lu | Robert Paul Weston
Young, talented and brimming with creativity, Marie Lu and Robert Paul Weston have made buzz-worthy debuts. The bestselling author of the Legend series, Lu is back with The Young Elites. And Weston mixes music and mystery to tell the age old story of growing up.
Event 29: An Evening with James Ellroy | Waterfront Theatre | 8:30 pm
Best known for his LA Quartet series, which includes The Black Dahlia and LA Confidential, James Ellroy has returned to the lives of some of his best-known characters with his new novel Perfidia. Spend an evening with this master of noir, who writes crime fiction on an “epic, transcendental scale.”
Thursday, October 23
Event 43: My Life in Middlemarch | Performance Works | 6:00 pm
The New Yorker staff writer Rebecca Mead first read Middlemarch at the age of 17 and, since then, has read it every five years or so. Join Mead as she explores “the way a book can insert itself into a reader’s own life story” and reflect on the impact of your favourite novel.
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