An Evening with M.A.C. Farrant and Pauline Holdstock
7 p.m. Shoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney, B.C.
Tickets $10 (including refreshments) are available online and at Tanner’s Books. A package of tickets to all four events in the Fall 2019 Reading Series will be available for $30 at Tanner’s Books only. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to support the 2021 Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival.
About the Authors
Called “one of the best humorists in the land” and “the bizarro Alice Munro”, North Saanich’s own M.A.C. Farrant is the author of fifteen works of fiction, non-fiction, memoir, two plays, etc. Her novel, The Strange Truth About Us – A Novel of Absence,” was chosen by The Globe & Mail as a Best Book of 2012.
The World Afloat – Miniatures, Volume 1 in a trilogy, won the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. “The Days – Forecasts, Warnings, Advice’, Volume 2, was a finalist for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize and the ReLit Award in 2017. The third collection in the series, “The Great Happiness”, appeared in 2019.
Some of Farrant’s other nominations and awards include the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and the Van City Book Prize. She has taught writing at the University of Victoria, the Victoria School of Writing, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
Pauline Holdstock is an internationally published novelist, short fiction writer and essayist, whose work has won a number of awards, including the BC Book Prizes Ethel Wilson Award for Fiction and the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. Pauline has also been shortlisted for the Giller prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ prize. Her new book, Here I Am! set in England in the pre-digital 1960s is about a young boy who loses his mother. Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction prizewinner, Kathy Page, says Holdstock has “crafted a touching and utterly absorbing story that reminds us of what it is to be a child.”