Maylis de Kernagal at the Vancouver Writers Fest
For its opening event, the Vancouver Writers Fest welcome some of the finest fiction writers working in the contemporary world, coming to us from France, Scotland, the United States, New Zealand and Canada.
Festival favourites Ann-Marie MacDonald, Steven Galloway and Louise Welsh are joined by those you’ll be delighted to meet for the first time—like Maylis de Kerangal from France and Joshua Ferris, an insightful voice from America. New Zealand’s Anne Kennedy makes her first appearance here as well.
Maylis de Kerangal spent her childhood in Le Havre, France. Her novel Naissance d’un pont, translated into English as Birth of a Bridge, was the winner of the Prix Franz Hessel and Prix Médicis in 2010. Her novella Tangente vers l’est was the winner of the 2012 Prix Landerneau. In 2014, her fifth novel, Réparer les vivants, was published to wide acclaim, winning the Grand Prix RTL-Lire award and the student choice novel of the year from France Culture and Télèrama.
Maylis de Kerangal’s appearance is made possible by the Consulat général de France.
Host: Gloria Macarenko
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 8:00pm
$26 (Purchase Tickets Online)