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Literature for Our Time spring 2014

An Hour of Talk and Conversation

Fridays, 3-4 PM, Bader Theatre, Victoria University, 93 Charles Street West
Hosted by Nick Mount. All welcome.

Gary Shteyngart  January 31

Super Sad True Love Story combines the tenderness of the Chekhovian tradition with the hormonal high jinks of a Jud Apatow movie.”
                                                —New York Times

Born in Leningrad, Gary Shteyngart moved to the United States in 1980. We’re reading his third novel, Super Sad True Love Story (Random House, 2010), a top pick of the year for the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, and many others. Gary has been selected as one of Granta’s best young American novelists and by the New Yorker as one of the 20 best American fiction writers under 40. He lives in New York City.

Shteyngart by Brigitte Lacombe


Lynn Crosbie  February 14

“Crosbie’s poetry cannot be praised too highly for its stringently surreal beauty and consummate kiss-my-ass class.”
                                               —Toronto Star

Montreal-born Lynn Crosbie is the author of two novels and five books of poetry, including Queen Rat, Liar, and our featured work, Missing Children (McClelland & Stewart, 2003). Her most recent book is a blend of fiction and memoir called Life Is About Losing Everything, published by Anansi in 2012. Lynn lives in Toronto.



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