GGBooks Finalists in Conversation: The Day the World Stops Shopping, with J.B. MacKinnon

J.B. MacKinnon and Michelle Cyca

GGBooks Finalists in Conversation: The Day the World Stops Shopping, with J.B. MacKinnon

J.B. MacKinnon and Michelle Cyca

1:30pm

Monday, November 15, 2021

What would happen if we stopped consuming so much? Governor General’s Literary Award finalist J.B. MacKinnon addresses this question in his imaginative new work, The Day the World Stops Shopping. Join him in conversation with Michelle Cyca for an eye-opening exploration of the economy and consumer habits, and how our planet, our society and even our selves hang in their balance.

Interviewer: Michelle Cyca

This event is organized in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) to celebrate the 2021 non-fiction finalists of the Governor General’s Literary Awards, which recognize Canada’s best English-language and French-language books. The winners will be announced by the CCA on November 17.

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Conversation
Reading

What would happen if we stopped consuming so much? Governor General’s Literary Award finalist J.B. MacKinnon addresses this question in his imaginative new work, The Day the World Stops Shopping. Join him in conversation with Michelle Cyca for an eye-opening exploration of the economy and consumer habits, and how our planet, our society and even our selves hang in their balance.

Interviewer: Michelle Cyca

This event is organized in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) to celebrate the 2021 non-fiction finalists of the Governor General’s Literary Awards, which recognize Canada’s best English-language and French-language books. The winners will be announced by the CCA on November 17.

Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) logo       GG Books & Canada Council for the Arts logo

Conversation
Reading

Featured Authors

J.B. MacKinnon is the author or co-author of five books of non-fiction. An award-winning journalist, his work has appeared in such publications as the New Yorker, National Geographic and the Atlantic, as well as the Best American Science and Nature Writing anthologies. He is an adjunct professor of journalism at UBC, where he teaches feature writing. MacKinnon’s latest book is The Day the World Stops Shopping. Previous works include The Once and Future World, a bestseller about rewilding the natural world; The 100-Mile Diet (with Alisa Smith); and Dead Man in Paradise, which won the Charles Taylor Prize. He lives in Vancouver.

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Michelle Cyca is a nehiyaw writer, editor and book critic living on unceded territories of the Musqueam Band, and the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Her reviews appear regularly in the Vancouver Sun and her series BOOK PERSON, profiling Canadian authors through their favourite books, is published monthly by the Tyee. Her writing has also appeared in Maclean's, the Walrus, Chatelaine, Vancouver Magazine, PRISM and other publications. She is the board chair of the SAD Magazine Publishing Society.

Read more about Michelle Cyca

1:30pm

Monday, November 15, 2021

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