Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author André Alexis returns to the Festival with the highly anticipated conclusion to his five-part series of genre-bending novels. Ring comes on the heels of Pastoral, Fifteen Dogs, The Hidden Keys and Days by Moonlight to complete Alexis’s Quincunx, five stories philosophically sophisticated and utterly delightful. Provoked by a reading of Harlequin romances, Ring is an enlightening meditation on the past, as well as on language, poetry and love. Find out how Alexis masterfully manipulated the conventions of genre and prose to achieve this climactic conclusion, and learn what the prolific Canadian writer might do next.
Interviewer: Robert Wiersema