Join Exile Editions and IFOA for the launch of Plaza Requiem by Martha Bátiz and The Photographer in Search of Death by Michael Mirolla.
Admission is free. Please RSVP here!
Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and IFOA, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Click here for more information.
Martha Bátiz was born and raised in Mexico City, but has been living in Toronto since 2003. In 2018 she received the Best Fiction Award from the International Latino Book Awards for her collection of stories, Plaza Requiem. Her articles, chronicles, reviews and short stories have appeared in newspapers and magazines in her homeland as well as in Spain, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Peru, Ireland, England, the United States and Canada. She holds a PhD in Latin American Literature, is an instructor of Creative Writing at the University of Toronto, and is a part-time professor at York University/Glendon College, where she teaches Spanish and Literary Translation.
Michael Mirolla is the author of a clutch of novels, plays, short story collections and books of poetry. He has been awarded three Bressani Prizes for the novel Berlin (2010), the poetry collection The House on 14th Avenue (2014) and the short story collection, Lessons in Relationship Dyads (2016). “A Theory of Discontinuous Existence” was selected for The Journey Prize Anthology; and “The Sand Flea” was a U.S. Pushcart Prize nominee. Born in Italy and raised in Montreal, Michael now makes his home in the Greater Toronto Area. For more information, www.michaelmirolla.com