Meet Gabriela Ybarra, the rising Spanish author of The Dinner Guest. After a reading from her debut novel, join Ybarra and interviewer Catherine Graham in conversation. Hosted by Alissa York. Ybarra’s book will be available for purchase with a signing to follow the event.
Presented in partnership with the Assembly Hall, Toronto Arts & Culture Services and Humber College, School of Creative and Performing Arts in association with The Humber School for Writers and supported by Acción Cultural Española. This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation. We would also like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Catherine Graham is a Toronto-based writer. The Celery Forest, Graham’s sixth poetry collection, was shortlisted for the Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry, named a CBC Best Book of the Year and appears on the CBC Books Ultimate Canadian Poetry List. Her debut novel Quarry won an Independent Publisher Book Awards gold medal for fiction, “The Very Best!” Book Awards for Best Fiction and was a finalist for the Fred Kerner Book Award. She teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto where she won an Excellence in Teaching Award and is a previous winner of TIFA’s Poetry NOW competition. Visit her at www.catherinegraham.com. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @catgrahampoet
Gabriela Ybarra was born in Bilbao, Spain, in 1983. She currently lives in Madrid were she writes and works in social media analysis. The Dinner Guest is her first novel and was published to critical acclaim in Spain, where it won the Euskadi Literature Prize 2016, and in the UK, where it was longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker International Prize. She occasionally writes for El País. Her appearance is with the support of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E).