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Monday
May
Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.
6:30pm

One on One
with Anita Desai

Hosted by Peter Schneider
"Eloquent and understated...[Desai's prose is] distinguished by its sober, often bracing prose, its patient eye for all-telling detail and its humane but penetrating intelligence.
— The New York Times Book Review
Anita Desai - Photo courtesy of Jerry Bauer

Don’t miss this career-spanning conversation with Anita Desai, winner of the 2017 Blue Metropolis Grand Prix.

The author of 17 novels, novellas and children's books, she has been nominated for the Man Booker Prize three times: in 1980 for Clear Light of Day, in 1984 for In Custody and in 1999 for Fasting, Feasting. Her children's book The Village by the Sea, won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award.

Her most recent publication, The Artist of Disappearance , is a triptych of beautifully crafted novellas. Set in modern India, but where history still casts a long shadow, the stories move beyond the cities to places still haunted by the past, and to characters who are, each in their own way, masters of self-effacement.

Books available for purchase at every event: Proceeds support our free children’s literacy programs.

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