Girls Lie, Mothers Don’t: Katixa Agirre & Eva Björg Ægisdóttir
June 05 at 11:30am
Basque author Katixa Agirre and Icelandic author Eva Björg Ægisdóttir will explore how the genre of crime fiction can address damaging stereotypes about women and motherhood, as demonstrated in their latest crime novels. Agirre seamlessly weaves the elements of a traditional thriller into a powerful reflection on the relationship between motherhood and creativity in her latest novel, Mothers Don’t (translated by Katie Whittemore, Kristin Addis). The novel is told through the lens of a pregnant writer who becomes obsessed with a woman who committed a heinous double infanticide. Layering past and present tragedies involving two troubled new mothers, Ægisdóttir has crafted a chilling second installment in her popular Forbidden Iceland series, titled Girls Who Lie (translated by Victoria Cribb).
Interviewer: Katrina Onstad
Date & Time: June 5 at 11:30am ET
Where: Studio Theatre in Harbourfront Centre’s main building
Duration: 45 minutes
Ticket prices: $16.50 – Regular; $12.50 – Youth; or Get the All-Access Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing
Presented with support from Etxepare Basque Institute, the Icelandic Literature Centre, as well as Nordic Bridges and Harbourfront Centre.