Notes from the East
Some photos from Ottawa International Writers Festival, where I was part of a panel on Living History with the wonderful writer Natalie Morrill (there we are smiling afterwards). We missed Wayne Grady, who had to bow out sick, but we had a good time with our host Peter Robb and our lively audience. Please note the button I was given by Perfect Books. It too is perfect.
A few more pictures from my reading in Montreal with Maxime Raymond Bock and Alice Petersen, hosted by Sean Michaels at La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly. More wonderful fellow writers, more listening. Goodnight.
Vancouver Writers Fest
Vancouver's Granville Island seduced us all with surprise October sun for the Writers Fest last week. I had the honour of sharing a panel discussion, Scars of History, with Esi Edugyan and Rawi Hage--both their new novels are outstanding. I was also among the readers at the Afternoon Tea event, where even the writers got scones and fancy sandwiches (that's Emma Hooper looking thrilled). Having heard them read, I recommend all the new stuff from Emma, Melanie Raabe (there she is onstage), Rabindranath Maharaj (next to Emma at the table), and Sofka Zinovieff. There was some sherry, hence the blurry selfie of Emma and me. I then fangirled all over Vivek Shraya and Buffy Sainte-Marie, so my work is done.
Some photos from last week in Toronto. Happy to have been part of the In Her Voice reading series at the gorgeous Ben McNally Books, hosted by Nick Mount with his usual smarts (and with cake!). My book and I also got to be on TV, thanks to The Morning Show on Global National. Photo credits to indefatigable publicist Kaitlin Smith.
I'm the author of My Name is a Knife, All True Not a Lie In It, and The Old Familiar.