GGBooks Finalists in Conversation: What I Remember, What I Know, with Larry Audlaluk
November 16 at 2:30pm
Governor General’s Literary Award finalist Larry Audlaluk was one of more than 90 Inuit relocated by the federal government to the High Arctic in the 1950s. They were promised a land of plenty, and were given an inhospitable polar desert. Audlaluk’s memoir, What I Remember, What I Know: The Life of a High Arctic Exile, documents his family’s struggle, juxtaposed with excerpts from official reports that conveyed the relocation as a success. Hear from Audlaluk in candid conversation about the experience, the broken promises and the fight to return home.
Interviewer: Kim Wheeler
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.