Re-Imagined Homelands: Marlon James with David Chariandy

Re-Imagined Homelands: Marlon James with David Chariandy


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4W 2G8

Re-Imagined Homelands: Marlon James in conversation with David Chariandy, moderated by Brendan de Caires

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 7p.m.
Bram & Bluma Appel Salon
Toronto Reference Library
Tickets available for reservation

Prize-winning authors Marlon James and David Chariandy discuss how fiction has reclaimed representations of the Caribbean within mainstream American, British and Canadian literature. The conversation will be moderated by Brendan de Caires.

Tickets are free and will be available for reservation on March 27, 2018 at 9am. Limit 2 tickets per valid email address. Ticket reservations do not guarantee admission. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional overflow seating as well as standing room is available in the adjoining room. Doors open at 6pm for a cash bar reception.


Marlon James was born in Jamaica in 1970. His recent novel A Brief History of Seven Killings won the 2015 Man Booker Prize, the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature for fiction, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for fiction, and the Minnesota Book Award. It was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and named a New York Times Notable Book. James is also the author of The Book of Night Women and John Crow’s Devil. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Photo: Jeffrey Skemp

David Chariandy grew up in Toronto and lives and teaches in Vancouver. His debut novel, Soucouyant, received stunning reviews and nominations from eleven literary awards juries, including a Governor General’s Literary Award shortlisting, a Gold Independent Publisher Award for Best Novel, and the Scotiabank Giller Prize long-list. Brother, his second novel, was long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and won the 2017 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.

Photo: Joy Van Tiedemann

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