Marilyn Bowering is an award-winning novelist, poet and playwright whose first novel, To All Appearances A Lady, was a New York Times Notable Book of 1990. Her second novel, Visible Worlds (1997), was shortlisted for the prestigious Orange Prize, nominated for the impac Dublin Prize, and awarded the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Bowering’s third novel, Cat’s Pilgrimage, is a psychological map in the form of an album of human and animal stories. What it Takes to Be Human, her new novel, is also a map—of survival in a world where human qualities are increasingly under threat.

Festival: 2007 (fall)

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