Join the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) and the AGO as they collaborate on a series of conversations with writers and artists on boredom, distraction, escapism and finding creativity during lockdown. This week author Catherine Hernandez joins Roland Gulliver, the Director of TIFA. Introduced by Devyani Saltzman, Director of Public Programming at the AGO.
Catherine Hernandez is a proud queer woman of colour, a radical mother, a theatre practitioner, an award-winning author and the artistic director of b current performing arts. She is of Filipino, Spanish, Chinese and Indian heritage, and she is married into the Navajo Nation. Her novel Scarborough, which is soon to be a motion picture, won the Jim Wong-Chu Award for the unpublished manuscript; was a finalist for multiple awards; and was longlisted for Canada Reads. She has also written the plays Singkil and Kilt Pins, as well as the children’s book M Is for Mustache: A Pride ABC Book. Crosshairs is her second novel. She lives in Toronto.