Originally from South Africa, Lisa de Nikolits has lived in Canada since 2000. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Philosophy and has lived in the U.S.A., Australia and Britain. No Fury Like That, her most recently published work, is her seventh novel. It will be published in Italian, under the title Una furia dell'altro mondo, in 2019. Previous works include: The Hungry Mirror (winner 2011 IPPY Gold Medal); West of Wawa (winner 2012 IPPY Silver Medal); A Glittering Chaos (winner 2016 Bronze IPPY Medal ; The Witchdoctor’s Bones; Between The Cracks She Fell (winner 2016 for Contemporary Fiction); and The Nearly Girl. Lisa lives and writes in Toronto. Her ninth novel, The Occult Persuasion and the Anarchist's Solution is forthcoming in 2019.
THIS WEEK: Author interviews, grizzly transformations, Pride Month celebrations, 15th century art and obsession, porta-potties turned little libraries and more!
Women who love murder, translations of fantastical lit, and a cat named Ghost were just some of this week's happenings on All Lit Up. Scroll on for our weekly recap!
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This week we played casting director (Hollywood can thank us now), celebrated World Theatre Day with a journey through Canada, and tuned into CBC's Canada Reads.
We've gathered a council of ten...ten amazing women characters, that is. They've got all kinds of strength, from carrying on after immigrating to a new place and facing discrimination, to tracking down an abuser, to grieving a lost child.
This week we wished away winter with our staff spring preview, shared thoughts from author Adam Pottle on disability and writing satire, and learned more about a displaced Vancouver community in an essay from Chelene Knight.
Lots of reading series to hit this week, plus our first festival of the year: the SPARKS Literary Festival in St. John's Newfoundland!
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