Burning Bright: André Alexis on The Night Piece

André Alexis and Roland Gulliver

Burning Bright: André Alexis on The Night Piece

André Alexis and Roland Gulliver

6:00pm

Sunday, November 1, 2020

45 mins

André Alexis returns to TIFA to present The Night Piece, a career-spanning collection of new stories. The author of Fifteen Dogs, winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and Canada Reads, sits down to discuss his profound and slyly amusing new work. Beaming with surrealness and brilliance, you’ll come to understand how Alexis has earned his standing as one of Canada’s most extraordinary contemporary writers.

Interviewer: Roland Gulliver

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André Alexis returns to TIFA to present The Night Piece, a career-spanning collection of new stories. The author of Fifteen Dogs, winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and Canada Reads, sits down to discuss his profound and slyly amusing new work. Beaming with surrealness and brilliance, you’ll come to understand how Alexis has earned his standing as one of Canada’s most extraordinary contemporary writers.

Interviewer: Roland Gulliver

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André Alexis was born in Trinidad and grew up in Canada. His most recent novel, Days by Moonlight, won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Fifteen Dogs won the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize, CBC Canada Reads, and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. His other books include Asylum, Pastoral, The Hidden Keys, and The Night Piece: Collected Stories. He is the recipient of a Windham Campbell Prize.

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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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6:00pm

Sunday, November 1, 2020

45 mins

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