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TIFA Presents: Andrew O’Hagan in Conversation with Roland Gulliver

May 18 at 6:00pm
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Who are we? What do we owe to our friends? And what does it mean to love another person amidst tragedy? Andrew O’Hagan’s latest novel, Mayflies, offers the unforgettable coming-of-age story of lifelong friends James and Tully. A profound meditation on the ephemeral nature of life, the story uncovers a moving examination of the responsibilities and obligations we have to those we love. Mayflies is a finely-tuned drama about the delicacy and impermanence of human connection.

Join us for an insightful live interview between award-winning Scottish author Andrew O’Hagan and TIFA Director Roland Gulliver. Take part in a Q&A with the author and enjoy a reading from Mayflies.

Interviewer: Roland Gulliver

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Andrew O'Hagan headshotAndrew O’Hagan is Editor-at-Large of the London Review of Books and Esquire Magazine and has written for the Guardian and the New Yorker. He has been nominated for the Man Booker Prize three times and was voted one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2003. O’Hagan has won the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Photo credit: Jerry Bauer.



Roland Gulliver headshot Roland Gulliver is the Director of the Toronto International Festival of Authors, and a leading international figure in the literature sector with over 12 years’ experience at the Edinburgh International Book Festival as Associate Director. His programming explores the potential of live performance, alongside commissions for new multimedia storytelling. Gulliver champions communities by facilitating access and empowerment, and creating spaces for authors and audiences to engage in discussion. He is on the Board of Directors for the Toronto Arts Council and Chair of their Literary Advisory Committee, and is a Member of the Academy for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Photo credit: Robin Mair.


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