When Love and Technology Collide: Tahmima Anam & Genki Ferguson

Tahmima Anam, Genki Ferguson and Nathan Maharaj

When Love and Technology Collide: Tahmima Anam & Genki Ferguson

Tahmima Anam, Genki Ferguson and Nathan Maharaj

1:00pm

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Are love and technology a recipe for success? In The Startup Wife, Commonwealth Writers Prize-winner Tahmima Anam tells of a newly married couple who builds an app that replaces religious rituals and soon find themselves running one of the most popular social media platforms in the world. Satellite Love, by Canadian debut novelist Genki Ferguson, is an unconventional love story set in Japan in 1999, between a girl, a boy and a satellite. Join us as the two authors discuss their new books and how the collision of love and technology creates a great story.

English captioning is available for this video. Please click the ‘CC’ button in the video toolbar to turn it on.

Conversation
Reading

Are love and technology a recipe for success? In The Startup Wife, Commonwealth Writers Prize-winner Tahmima Anam tells of a newly married couple who builds an app that replaces religious rituals and soon find themselves running one of the most popular social media platforms in the world. Satellite Love, by Canadian debut novelist Genki Ferguson, is an unconventional love story set in Japan in 1999, between a girl, a boy and a satellite. Join us as the two authors discuss their new books and how the collision of love and technology creates a great story.

English captioning is available for this video. Please click the ‘CC’ button in the video toolbar to turn it on.

Conversation
Reading

Featured Authors

Tahmima Anam is the recipient of a Commonwealth Writers Prize, an O. Henry Prize and has been named one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists. She is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times and was recently elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, she was educated at Mount Holyoke College and Harvard University and now lives in London where she is on the board of ROLI, a music tech company founded by her husband.

Read more about Tahmima Anam

Genki Ferguson was born in New Brunswick to a family of writers and grew up in Calgary. He spent much of his childhood in the subtropical island of Kyushu, Japan, where his mother's family still resides. Fluent in Japanese and capable of making a decent sushi roll, Genki was the recipient of the 2017 Helen Pitt Award for visual arts and recently completed a degree in Film Production while working part-time at Book Warehouse, an indie store in Vancouver.

Read more about Genki Ferguson

Nathan Maharaj is a lifelong bookseller. He is presently the Director of Content Marketing for Rakuten Kobo, where he oversees book blogging in multiple languages and produces the Kobo in Conversation podcast.

Read more about Nathan Maharaj

1:00pm

Sunday, October 31, 2021

What to read

The Startup Wife by , Satellite Love by ,
To top