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An Evening with Wayne Grady

April 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An Evening with Wayne Grady
Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 @7:00PM – 8:00PM EDT

Join Kingston WritersFest as we celebrate the launch of award-winning, bestselling Kingston author and festival favourite Wayne Grady’s new book The Good Father. Wayne will speak with fellow Kingston author and KWF alum Lawrence Scanlan about his first contemporary novel, which comically and tragically reckons with a father and daughter’s estrangement, the failures brought on by hubris, the limits of perception and the price we pay for second chances. Told in alternating perspectives, The Good Father delivers a deeply satisfying and layered novel of love, perception, family and domesticity. Propelled by regret, compassion, frustration and comfort, this novel gives us Wayne at the height of his powers.

The Good Father is a wonder, heart-breaking and heart-mending at the same time, beautifully rendered in Wayne Grady’s inimitable, luminous style. Contemporary in its concerns but eternal in its laments and forgiveness, this is a novel to treasure. It affirms page after page with confidence and wisdom that our lives matter, that family matters, even though we wound those we love in ways that may not heal.” —Lorna Crozier, author of Through the Garden

The event will be followed by an audience Q&A via chat.

Kingston WritersFest Virtual Platform
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
7:00 – 8:00 pm EDT

Free Event

Order a copy of Wayne‘s book! Books are available for sale at the official bookseller of Kingston WritersFestNovel Idea Books. Order online or in-store at 156 Princess Street.

Donations gratefully accepted

– About the author –

Wayne Grady has written more than a dozen books for adult and young readers, and is also one of Canada’s top literary translators. His novel, Emancipation Day, won the Amazon.ca First Novel Award and was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Wayne Grady’s eight books of non-fiction include Bring Back the DodoChasing the Chinook, and The Bone Museum. He is also a prolific magazine writer, an equally prolific editor of Canadian travel, fiction and nature writing, and the translator of many French authors into English, including Antonine Maillet and Herménégilde Chiasson. Wayne lives in Kingston, Ontario, with his wife, novelist and creative nonfiction writer Merilyn Simonds.

– About the moderator –

Lawrence Scanlan has worked in newspapers, magazines, and radio. He is the winner of three National Magazine Awards. An eclectic and prolific writer, he is the author, co-author, and collaborator of over two dozen books. He continues to write freelance journalism and contributes a regular column on sports to Kingston Life magazine. His current projects are a Young Adult novel called The Fog Diary, and a family memoir with the working title Baseball & Bloodlines: Five Brothers, Forty Years and the Quest for the Perfect Road Trip. Lawrence lives in Kingston with his partner Ulrike Bender. They also enjoy their 19th-century square-timbered cabin on a small acreage in Prince Edward County.


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