Nov 10, 2019
What are the limits of our narrative? How can stories lead us
into blank spaces and the unknown? I interview Giller Prize winner
Johanna Skibsrud and celebrated east coast writers Carol Bruneau
and Nicola Davison about the transformative potential of story and
the challenges of writing what is unsaid and unknown.
is a Giller Prize-winning writer and professor at the University of
Arizona. Her latest novel, Island, explores imperial and colonial
histories via the modern existence of "black sites." The story
follows two women over a single day on a small island that is about
to burst into revolution.
acclaimed Nova Scotia writer and the author of eight books. While
writing her latest novel, A Circle on the Surface, Carol mentored
debut novelist, Nicola
through the writing of her first book, In the Wake
under the Writer's Federation of Nova Scotia's Alistair MacLeod
Writing Mentorship program. Both books would go on to win awards at
the 2019 Atlantic Book Awards.
Be sure to listen to Part 1 of this Episode where I speak with
best-selling writer and scholar Jesse Thistle, community organizer
Masuma Khan, and fashion writer Musemo Handahu.
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