Authors George Elliott Clarke, Cynthia Flood, Aminatta Forna, Douglas Glover and Charlotte Gray share their latest works. Hosted by Helen Guri.
Cynthia Flood’s stories have won numerous awards, including the Journey Prize and a National Magazine Award, and have been widely anthologized. Her novel Making A Stone Of The Heart was nominated for the City of Vancouver Book Prize in 2002. She is the author of the acclaimed short story collections The English Stories, The Animals in Their Elements and My Father Took A Cake To France. Flood presents her latest collection, Red Girl Rat Boy, which is filled with characters whose voices are passionate, complex and eccentric, written in her signature dense and incisive prose.
Aminatta Forna is the author of a memoir, The Devil That Danced on Water, and two novels, Ancestor Stones and The Memory of Love, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She will be the Sterling Brown Distinguished Visiting Professor at Williams College, Massachusetts beginning September 2013. Forna presents her new novel, The Hired Man, about a man struggling with the effects of the Croatian War of Independence, and a town plagued by the many secrets and tensions left in the wake of conflict.
Douglas Glover is the author of the bestselling novel Elle, which won the 2002 Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction. His criticism has appeared in The Globe and Mail and The New York Times, and in 2006, he was awarded the Writers' Trust of Canada Timothy Findley Award for his entire body of work. He currently teaches at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in the MFA Writing program. Glover presents his latest story collection, Savage Love, which explores the concept of love and challenges our understanding of this important cultural institution.