Daniel Kalla & Saleema Nawaz

Fiction of Pandemic Proportions: Daniel Kalla & Saleema Nawaz

Daniel Kalla, Saleema Nawaz and Steven W. Beattie

Fiction of Pandemic Proportions: Daniel Kalla & Saleema Nawaz

Daniel Kalla, Saleema Nawaz and Steven W. Beattie

6:30pm

Saturday, October 24

45 mins

Two master Canadian storytellers describe the essential need for human connection in times of crisis, as told in their latest works of fiction. Join bestselling international author and ER physician Daniel Kalla (The Last High) and Canada Reads-shortlisted author of Bread and Bone, Saleema Nawaz (Stories for the End of the World), for a riveting discussion about the medical crises that plague the characters in their books, and that cross over into our daily lives. Sometimes it’s a thin line between fact and fiction.

Interviewer: Steven W. Beattie

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Two master Canadian storytellers describe the essential need for human connection in times of crisis, as told in their latest works of fiction. Join bestselling international author and ER physician Daniel Kalla (The Last High) and Canada Reads-shortlisted author of Bread and Bone, Saleema Nawaz (Stories for the End of the World), for a riveting discussion about the medical crises that plague the characters in their books, and that cross over into our daily lives. Sometimes it’s a thin line between fact and fiction.

Interviewer: Steven W. Beattie

English captioning is available for this video. Please click the ‘CC’ button in the video toolbar to turn it on.

Featured Authors

Daniel Kalla is an internationally bestselling author of many novels, including The Darkness in the Light, Lost Immunity, The Last High and We All Fall Down. Kalla practices emergency medicine in Vancouver, British Columbia. Visit him at DanielKalla.com or follow him on Twitter @DanielKalla.

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Saleema Nawaz is the author of two novels, most recently, Songs for the End of the World. Her first novel, Bone and Bread, won the Quebec Writers' Federation Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the 2016 Canada Reads competition. She is also the author of the short story collection Mother Superior, and a winner of the Writers' Trust of Canada / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize. Born and raised in Ottawa, she currently lives in Montreal.

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Steven W. Beattie spent 12 and a half years as Review Editor at Quill & Quire, Canada's magazine of the publishing industry. His writing and criticism have appeared in The Globe and Mail,the Toronto Star, The Walrus, Canadian Notes & Queries and elsewhere. He maintains the literary website That Shakespearean Rag.

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Daniel Kalla & Saleema Nawaz

6:30pm

Saturday, October 24

45 mins

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