The Future is Speculative: Kim Fu & Anna Moschovakis

Kim Fu, Anna Moschovakis and Robert McGill

The Future is Speculative: Kim Fu & Anna Moschovakis

Kim Fu, Anna Moschovakis and Robert McGill

3:30pm

Friday, September 30, 2022

We’re living in a digital world, and authors Kim Fu and Anna Moschovakis know it. Their latest books of genre-defying speculative fiction explore the affect of technology on human nature and community. Canadian writer Fu’s Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century, features short stories that introduce us to a girl who is growing wings on her ankles, a Kafkaesque bug infestation, and a haunted doll. American writer Moschovakis’s novel Participation is a dystopian love story between members of two virtual reading groups amidst environmental collapse. Join us for a discussion of worlds and stories that blur the boundaries of the real and fantastic.

Moderated by Robert McGill.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: September 30 at 3:30pm ET
Where: Harbourfront Centre Theatre
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $17 – Regular; $12 – Youth; or Get a TIFA Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing

Conversation

We’re living in a digital world, and authors Kim Fu and Anna Moschovakis know it. Their latest books of genre-defying speculative fiction explore the affect of technology on human nature and community. Canadian writer Fu’s Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century, features short stories that introduce us to a girl who is growing wings on her ankles, a Kafkaesque bug infestation, and a haunted doll. American writer Moschovakis’s novel Participation is a dystopian love story between members of two virtual reading groups amidst environmental collapse. Join us for a discussion of worlds and stories that blur the boundaries of the real and fantastic.

Moderated by Robert McGill.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: September 30 at 3:30pm ET
Where: Harbourfront Centre Theatre
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $17 – Regular; $12 – Youth; or Get a TIFA Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing

Conversation

Featured Authors

Kim Fu is the author of the story collection Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century, long-listed for the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her first novel, For Today I Am a Boy, won the Edmund White Award Award for Debut Fiction and the Canadian Authors Emerging Writer Award, and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, and a Lambda Literary Award. It was also a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and was long-listed for CBC’s Canada Reads. Fu’s second novel, The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore, was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award and the Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award. Her writing has appeared in Room, Hazlitt, Maisonneuve, Granta, The Atlantic, and the New York Times. Born in Calgary, she lives in Seattle.

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Anna Moschovakis is the author of the novel Eleanor, or, The Rejection of the Progress of Love and of three books of poetry, most recently  They and We Will Get into Trouble for This. Her translation of David Diop’s At Night All Blood Is Black (Frêre d’âme) was awarded the 2020 International Booker Prize. Raised in Los Angeles, she has lived in New York since 1993 and currently makes her home in the Western Catskills.

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Robert McGill is the author of the novels The Mysteries, Once We Had a Country, and A Suitable Companion for the End of Your Life, as well as the nonfiction books The Treacherous Imagination and War Is Here. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Walrus, and The Dublin Review. He teaches Creative Writing at the University of Toronto.

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3:30pm

Friday, September 30, 2022

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