Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:00 PM
: Festivals

Fleck Dance Theatre

207 Queens Quay West
M5J 2G8
Cost: $18/$15 for IFOA Supporters, Free for students and youth

Do not miss a deeply intimate interview with Barbara Gowdy and Jane Urquhart about Gowdy’s literary career and latest novel Little Sister. Hosted by James Grainger.


  • Barbara Gowdy

    Barbara Gowdy (Canada) is the author of seven books, including Helpless, The Romantic, The White Bone, Mister Sandman, We So Seldom Look on Love and Falling Angels, all of which have been met with widespread international acclaim and critical praise. She has been a finalist three times for the Governor General’s Award and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and twice for the Giller Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Member of the Order of Canada and a Guggenheim Fellow, Barbara Gowdy lives in Toronto. She presents Little Sister.

  • James Grainger

    James Grainger is the horror-books columnist for the Toronto Star and a contributing editor to Canadian Notes & Queries. His reviews and journalism have been nominated for a National Magazine Award and he is the author of The Long Slide, which won the ReLit Award for short fiction, and Harmless, a Globe and Mail and National Post best book of the year.

  • Jane Urquhart

    Jane Urquhart is the author of eight internationally acclaimed novels, among them The Underpainter, winner of the Governor General’s Award and a finalist for The Orange Prize in the UK, and The Stone Carvers, which was a finalist for The Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award, and for Britain’s Booker Prize.Urquhart has received the Marian Engel Award and the Harbourfront Festival Prize. She is a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France, and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.