Burning Bright and Quick: Paul Auster

Paul Auster and Roland Gulliver

Burning Bright and Quick: Paul Auster

Paul Auster and Roland Gulliver

7:00pm

Thursday, October 21, 2021

From Booker Prize–shortlisted and New York Times bestselling author Paul Auster, comes the landmark biography of the great American writer Stephen Crane. In it, Auster unravels the compelling life of one of the most innovative writers of a generation, a man whose impact on the American literary canon lasted far longer than his own short life. Auster recounts the true story of Crane’s perils, his tragedy and star-crossed love affair in Burning Boy: The Life and Work of Stephen Crane, as only another literary master could tell.

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From Booker Prize–shortlisted and New York Times bestselling author Paul Auster, comes the landmark biography of the great American writer Stephen Crane. In it, Auster unravels the compelling life of one of the most innovative writers of a generation, a man whose impact on the American literary canon lasted far longer than his own short life. Auster recounts the true story of Crane’s perils, his tragedy and star-crossed love affair in Burning Boy: The Life and Work of Stephen Crane, as only another literary master could tell.

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Roland Gulliver is the Director of the Toronto International Festival of Authors, and a leading international figure in the literature sector with over 12 years’ experience at the Edinburgh International Book Festival as Associate Director. His programming explores the potential of live performance, alongside commissions for new multimedia storytelling. Gulliver champions communities by facilitating access and empowerment, and creating spaces for authors and audiences to engage in discussion. He is on the Board of Directors for the Toronto Arts Council and Chair of their Literary Advisory Committee, and is a Member of the Academy for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.

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7:00pm

Thursday, October 21, 2021

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