Don’t miss Polish writer, poet and journalist Agata Tuszynska discussing her latest work, Family History of Fear: A Memoir with Antanas Sileikas.
This event is kindly supported by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto.
Antanas Sileika is the author of five works of fiction and one book of nonfiction. His first collection of stories, Buying on Time, was shortlisted for the Leacock Medal for Humour and the Toronto Book Award as well as serialized on CBC Radio’s Between the Covers. Woman in Bronze and Underground were both listed among the 100 books of the year by the Globe and Mail, and the latter has been optioned for film. The Barefoot Bingo Caller is his recent memoir. His latest novel, Provisionally Yours, is forthcoming from Biblioasis in March of 20129. Antanas is the former director of the Humber School for Writers. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Agata Tuszyńska is the author of six collections of internationally translated poetry, the biography of Isaac Bashevis Singer, Vera Gran: The Accused, and Bruno Schulz’s Fiancée. In Family History of Fear, Tuszyńska, one of Poland’s most admired poets and cultural historians investigates her past and writes of her journey to uncover her family’s history during World War II. Tuszyńska is the recipient of the Polish PEN Club Ksawery Pruszyński Prize and a grant from the Fulbright Foundation. She lives in Toronto, Warsaw, and Paris.