FALL 2017 WRITERS AND ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

 

PASHA MALLA

AUTHOR

SEPTEMBER 9 - 23, 2017

 

Pasha Malla is the author of five books. His writing has won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, the Trillium Book Award, the Arthur Ellis Award for crime fiction, and several National Magazine Awards, been shortlisted for the Amazon.ca Best First Novel Award, the Commonwealth Prize (Best First Book, Canada & Caribbean) and longlisted for the Giller Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. He is a frequent contributor to Newyorker.com, The Walrus and CBC Radio, and his bookscolumn appears monthly in The Globe and Mail. Fugue States, a new novel, will be released in May 2017.

ROSA RANKIN GEE

AUTHOR

SEPTEMBER 9 - 23, 2017

Rosa Rankin-Gee's first novel The Last Kings of Sark was published by Virago (UK) and St Martin's Press (US) two years ago. The Times called it "stunningly well-written", The Guardian said it was "lithe, shimmering and full of wit" and The New Yorker said it was "both freshly innocent and self-assured." In 2011, she won Shakespeare & Company's international Paris Literary Prize; in 2010, she was chosen by Esquire Magazine as one of 60 Brilliant Young Brits. She has been the recipient of fellowships at Hedgebrook and Vermont Studio Center, and performed at literary events in Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Guernsey, Santorini and various festivals across the UK. She lives between London, Paris and Margate, a strange British seaside town where her second novel – Dreamland –  is set.

 

CHRISTIAN GOSSELIN

VISUAL ARTIST

SEPTEMBER 9 - 23, 2017

Christian Gosselin is a visual artist born and raised in Paris, France with a passion for Italy - Etruscan art specifically.  He began his career at the age of fifteen studying with master artist Jean Claude Ridel from whom he learned the importance of light and shadow, two concepts which largely dominate the artist’s work today. Since his first show in 1985, hosted by Italian artists Giovanni Licata and Valentina Vitale, Christian’s artwork has been exhibited in galleries across France, Germany, Belgium and Italy. Over the years he has worked in various mediums including raw art, painting, photography, sculpture and plastics and is currently working on a series entitled ‘Cosmos’: each piece involving thousands of detailed indian ink rubbings which are finally assembled into large mosaics, each one with the purpose of representing an entire universe unto itself.

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NADJA SPIEGELMAN

AUTHOR & GRAPHIC NOVELIST

SEPTEMBER 9 - 17, 2017

Nadja Spiegelman is the author of I’m Supposed to Protect you from All This, published by Riverhead in 2016. She is also the co-editor of Resist!, a women-centered publication of political comics and graphics launched after the 2016 election. She has written three graphic novels for children and been short-listed for the Eisner Award and the American Library in Paris Book award.  She is currently at work on a novel. She has always wanted to be able to say that she "divides her time" in a bio, so she does so, between Paris and Brooklyn, like a wizard.

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PIETRO GROSSI

AUTHOR

Pietro Grossi is the author of seven books- both novels and short stories- including FistsThe Break, and Enchantment, all published in England by Pushkin Press. He was a finalist for The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and winner of several other prizes- Premio Chiara, Premio Campiello Europa and Premio Letterario Nazionale Pisa. His latest novel Il Passagio was published last fall and he also continues as a collaborator for Vanity Fair and for Scuola Holden, the most important storytelling school in Italy.

 

 

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