Posted: September 9, 2019
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Authors from the Biblioasis Book Tour

Join us for a literary evening with authors from Biblioasis's Fifteenth Anniversary Lineup. 

  • Wednesday, October 2
  • 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Main Library
  • Drop-in

Short readings from a history of resistance to Fascism; a comedic travel novel; wise, funny short stories that show us the political in the personal; and the long-awaited English translation of a Quebecois bestseller about restaurant work, gambling addiction, and heavy metal.

Sparkling conversation and book signings will round out the evening. Books will be available for purchase.

Authors

Taras Grescoe is the author of seven non-fiction books, including Sacré Blues, The End of Elsewhere, The Devil's Picnic, Bottomfeeder, Straphanger, and Shanghai Grand. Bottomfeeder won the Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-fiction, and was a finalist for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. He has contributed to the New York Times, The Guardian, The New Yorker, Gourmet, and The Wall Street Journal. His books have been translated into half a dozen languages. He lives in Montreal.

Pauline Holdstock is an internationally published novelist, short fiction writer and essayist. Her novels have been shortlisted for a number of awards, among them the Best First Novel Award, the Scotia Bank Giller prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Her historical novel *Beyond Measure* was the winner of the BC Book Prizes Ethel Wilson Award for Fiction. *The Hunter and the Wild Girl*, her most recent book, won the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. Pauline  lives just outside Victoria on Vancouver Island.

Stéphane Larue was born in Longueuil in 1983. He received a master's in comparative literature at L'Université de Montréal and has worked in the restaurant industry for the past fifteen years. He lives in Montréal. The Dishwasher is his first book. Martha Wilson’s fiction has appeared in Best Canadian Stories 2017 and in The New Quarterly. She was runner-up for the 2017 Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Prize and a finalist for the New South 2018 fiction prize. Her writing has also been in Real Simple, New York Times, Japan Times, Kansai Time Out, and International Herald-Tribune. She is American but for more than twenty years has made her home in Canada, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.

Martha Wilson’s fiction has appeared in Best Canadian Stories 2017 and in The New Quarterly. She was runner-up for the 2017 Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Prize and a finalist for the New South 2018 fiction prize. Her writing has also been in Real Simple, New York Times, Japan Times, Kansai Time Out, and International Herald-Tribune. She is American but for more than twenty years has made her home in Canada, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.

This special event is presented in partnership with Biblioasis and Words Worth Books.