Authors David Bergen, Michael Crummey, Charlotte Gray and Claire Holden Rothman read from their latest works.
Michael Crummey’s first novel, River Thieves, was a finalist for the 2001 Scotiabank Giller Prize and his second novel, The Wreckage, was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. His third novel, Galore, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Canada and the Caribbean) and was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. His most recent novel, Sweetland, was also a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. He lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Jacob McArthur Mooney was born in Nova Scotia and lives in Toronto. He edited the 2015 edition of Best Canadian Poetry in English. His books include Don’t Be Interesting and the Dylan Thomas Prize finalist, Folk.
Claire Holden Rothman is the author of two story collections and a bestselling novel, The Heart Specialist, longlisted for the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize and published in six countries. Her translation of Canada’s first novel, L’influence d’un livre (The Influence of a Book) by Philippe-Ignace François Aubert de Gaspé, won the John Glassco Translation Prize. She lives in Montreal with playwright Arthur Holden. Rothman presents her latest novel, My October, which was longlisted for the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize and is a finalist for this year's Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction. My October is a masterful tale of a modern family torn apart by the power of language and the weight of history.