Award-winning Norwegian author Rune Christiansen (Fanny and the Mystery in the Grieving Forest), journalist and debut author Ann Hui (Chop Suey Nation: The Legion Cafe and Other Stories from Canada’s Chinese Restaurants), and former host of the CBC’s The Fifth Estate and author Linden MacIntyre (The Wake: The Deadly Legacy of a Newfoundland Tsunami) will be reading from their latest books. Hosted by Lisa Laco.
Tickets are also available in person at the Thunder Bay Public Library.
Presented in partnership with Thunder Bay Public Library, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Northern Ontario Writers’ Workshop (NOWW) and Lakehead University. 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.
Rune Christiansen is a Norwegian poet and novelist. One of Norway’s most important literary writers, he is the author of more than 20 books of fiction, poetry and nonfiction. He has won many prestigious awards, including the 2014 Brage Prize for his bestselling novel, The Loneliness in Lydia Erneman’s Life. Fanny and the Mystery in the Grieving Forest, translated by Kari Dickson, was a finalist for the 2017 Brage Prize, and is his first book to appear in English. Christiansen is also a professor of creative writing. Rune lives just outside of Oslo, Norway. His appearance is supported by NORLA - Norwegian Literature Abroad.
Ann Hui has been The Globe and Mail’s national food reporter since 2015. Her work has included investigations into the role of lobbying in the development of Canada’s Food Guide, and a 2018 story that uncovered widespread sexual harassment in one of the country’s most prominent wineries. Previously, she covered Toronto politics and national news. Hui has written for The Walrus, National Post, Toronto Star and Victoria Times Colonist and has twice been nominated for National Newspaper Awards. She has a master of journalism from Ryerson University and a bachelor of arts from the University of British Columbia.
Linden Macintyre hosted Canada’s premiere investigative TV show, The Fifth Estate, for nearly 25 years, where he garnered an International Emmy and ten Gemini Awards. Born in Newfoundland and raised in Cape Breton, his career began as a parliamentary bureau reporter with the Halifax Chronicle-Herald. He later worked at The Journal and hosted CBC Radio’s Sunday Morning. His first novel, The Long Stretch, was nominated for a CBA Libris Award, while his boyhood memoir, Causeway: A Passage from Innocence, was a Globe and Mail Best Book and won the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction and the Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award. His second novel, The Bishop’s Man, was a national bestseller and winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction and the CBA Libris Fiction Book of the Year Award.