The Extraordinary Ordinary

Patrick deWitt

The Extraordinary Ordinary

Patrick deWitt

8:00pm

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Brigantine Room

60 mins

Booker Prize finalist and award-winning novelist Patrick deWitt takes a poignant look at the difficulties and delights of a life lived on the sidelines, in The Librarianist.

Beneath the surface of Bob Comet’s seemingly ordinary life lies unexpected abundance – a life brimming with small adventures, larger-than-life characters, light, dark, and everything in between. With compassion and comedic verve, deWitt shows readers the importance of celebrating the everyman and the subtle beauty of simplicity.

In an illuminating conversation, deWitt reflects on the inspiration behind his latest story, his process and the works that have shaped his career to date.

Moderated by Sandra Martin.

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Conversation

How to attend

Students and youth save up to 50% on passes.

Booker Prize finalist and award-winning novelist Patrick deWitt takes a poignant look at the difficulties and delights of a life lived on the sidelines, in The Librarianist.

Beneath the surface of Bob Comet’s seemingly ordinary life lies unexpected abundance – a life brimming with small adventures, larger-than-life characters, light, dark, and everything in between. With compassion and comedic verve, deWitt shows readers the importance of celebrating the everyman and the subtle beauty of simplicity.

In an illuminating conversation, deWitt reflects on the inspiration behind his latest story, his process and the works that have shaped his career to date.

Moderated by Sandra Martin.

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Conversation

Featured Authors

Patrick deWitt is the author of the novels French Exit (an international bestseller and a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize), The Sisters Brothers (winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction and the Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the Booker Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize), and the critically acclaimed Undermajordomo Minor and Ablutions. Born in British Columbia, he now resides in Portland, Oregon. 

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8:00pm

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Brigantine Room

60 mins

How to attend

Students and youth save up to 50% on passes.

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