Incite: An Exploration of Books and Ideas

Incite: An Exploration of Books and Ideas

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Date: 3/11/2013 1:24 pm
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Date of event Wednesday, May 8, 7:30 p.m.
Location of event Central Library, 350 W. Georgia St., Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level

Join us for an evening with three award-winning authors. Colin McAdam reads from A Beautiful Truth, paulo de costa reads from The Green and Purple Skin of the World and Shyam Selvadurai reads from his latest, The Hungry Ghosts.

Told simultaneously from the perspectives of humans and chimpanzees, Colin McAdam’s A Beautiful Truth reveals the lure of belonging and the capacity for survival. This is a heartfelt story about parenthood and friendship, about the things we hold sacred as humans and the facts that link us to nature.

Colin McAdam’s novel Some Great Thing won the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award. His second novel, Fall, was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and awarded the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennon Prize.

Shyam Selvadurai’s The Hungry Ghosts is a beautifully written, dazzling story of family, wealth and the long reach of the past. It shows how racial, political and sexual differences can tear apart both a country and the human heart—not just once, but many times, until the ghosts are fed and freed.

Funny Boy, Selvadurai’s first novel, was a national bestseller, and won the W. H. Smith/Books in Canada First Novel Award, The Lambda Literary Award, and was named a Notable Book by the American Library Association.

paulo da costa’s The Green and Purple Skin of the World gets under your skin, bruises your consciousness with it’s exploration of the forces that hold us together, not always benignly, and those that pull us apart. de costa’s stories dazzle and beguile: with their craft, their often dark humour, their grasp of people living the extremity that is daily life.

A writer, editor, and translator living on the West Coast, paolo’s first book of fiction, The Scent of a Lie, received the 2003 Commonwealth First Book Prize for the Canada-Caribbean region and the W.O. Mitchell City of Calgary Book Prize.

Free admission. Seating is limited.
Co-sponsored by Vancouver Writers Fest,

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