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Finding Home: Stories My Father Never Told Me

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67 Erb Street West, Waterloo
November 4, 2017
3:10-4:30

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Finding Home: In Conversation with Tamas Dobozy and Pasha Malla

67 Erb Street West, Waterloo
November 4, 2017
3:10-4:30

DOOR PRICE: $15 (+13% HST)

There are stories that are passed on through generations and there are those that are never told but must be elicited through observation, family lore, or imagination. In Stories my Father Never Told Me, award winning authors Tamas Dobozy and Pasha Malla discuss the influence of family history on their work and explore the possibility that the stories they write stem from generations past.

Tamas Dobozy is a professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. He lives in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. He has published three books of short fiction, When X Equals Marylou, Last Notes and Other Stories, and, most recently, Siege 13: Stories, which won the 2012 Rogers Writers Trust of Canada Fiction Prize, and was shortlisted for both the Governor General’s Award: Fiction, and the 2013 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. He has published over seventy short stories in journals such as One Story, Fiction, Agni, and Granta, and won an O Henry Prize in 2011, and the Gold Medal for Fiction at the National Magazine Awards in 2014. His scholarly work—on music, utopianism, American literature, the short story, and post-structuralism—have appeared in journals such as Canadian Literature, Genre, The Canadian Review of American Studies, Mosaic, and Modern Fiction Studies, among others. He has also published numerous chapters in peer-reviewed anthologies published by Routledge, University of Nebraska Press, University of South Carolina Press, and Wilfrid Laurier University Press, among others.

Pasha Malla is the author of five books. His writing has won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, the Trillium Book Award, the Arthur Ellis Award for crime fiction, and several National Magazine Awards, been shortlisted for the Amazon.ca Best First Novel Award, the Commonwealth Prize (Best First Book, Canada & Caribbean) and longlisted for the Giller Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. He is a frequent contributor to Newyorker.com, The Walrus and CBC Radio, and his books column appears monthly in The Globe and Mail. Fugue States, a new novel, was released in May 2017.

Pasha’s work has been featured in Now Toronto and his novel, Fugue States, was reviewed in the Toronto Star and the Toronto Review of Books!


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