Austin Clarke is one of the country’s foremost authors and a Member of the Order of Canada, whose work includes 10 novels, six short story collections, three memoirs and two collections of poetry. He is a recipient of the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the W.O. Mitchell Prize and the Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Excellence in Writing, among others.
This fall, the IFOA hosts some of the country’s top literary talent, including George Elliott Clarke and Lawrence Hill, as they reflect on Austin Clarke’s influence and present readings from his new memoir, ’Membering, and his latest poetry collection, In Your Crib. Garvia Bailey hosts.
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Garvia Bailey is the host of Good Morning Toronto on JazzFM 91, Canada’s premier jazz station. Throughout her impressive career in broadcasting, Bailey has built an extensive background in arts reporting, devoting herself to exploring the diversity of the arts, great storytelling and exposing emerging talent. Previously, she spent 11 years as a writer, broadcaster and arts journalist for CBC TV and Radio. She has turned the spotlight on thousands of talented artists, particularly across the greater Toronto area, and has also interviewed celebrated international artists in the world of literature, film, music, dance, stage and visual arts.