Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Knox Presbyterian Church120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)
8:30pm

New York Night at the Festival
with Emma Ruby-Sachs,
Amy Waldman and
Chang-rae Lee

Hosted by Mark Frutkin

New York Night at the Festival
with Emma Ruby-Sachs,
Amy Waldman and
Chang-rae Lee

Hosted by Mark Frutkin
20
Thursday
Oct
2011
8:30pm
Knox Presbyterian Church
120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)
Amy Waldman
Chang-rae Lee - Photo courtesy of David Burnett
Emma Ruby-Sachs - Photo courtesy of Jane Saks

We present a taste of New York's literary diversity via three writers who have lived there and whose work is as varied and as multinational as the city itself.

 

The Water Man’s Daughter , Emma Ruby-Sachs’ acclaimed debut is set in a black township of Johannesburg and marries a page-turning plot with the stories of three women, each of whom is struggling with decisions that will change the course of her life.

 

The Submission , Amy Waldman ’s dazzling debut, re-imagines the aftermath of 9/11. A jury selects a memorial for the victims only to discover that the winner is an American Muslim. Their conflicted response is only a preamble to the coming controversy.

 

The Surrendered , Chang-rae Lees fourth novel, is a spellbinding story of how love and war echo through an entire lifetime. The latest from the internationally acclaimed winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN award is a profound meditation on the nature of heroism and sacrifice, the power of love, and the possibilities for mercy, salvation, and surrendering oneself to another.

 

Chang-rae Lee and Amy Waldman appear with support from the Embassy of the United States of America

 

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