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A reading with Kasia Van Schaik & Padma Viswanathan
19 October at 16:30 – 17:30 EDT
Thursday, October 19, 5:30 pm
Maxwell Cohen Moot Court, New Chancellor Day Hall, McGill
3644 Peel Street, Montreal
Free, open to all
The Department of English invites you to a joint reading with the Scotiabank Giller Prize-nominated authors Kasia Van Schaik & Padma Viswanathan. The readings will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Professor Ara Osterweil. This event does not require registration.
Kasia Juno Van Schaik is the author of the linked story collection We Have Never Lived on Earth, which was nominated for the 2023 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2022 Concordia University First Book Prize. Her writing has appeared in the LA Review of Books, CBC Books, Maisonneuve Magazine, Best Canadian Poetry, Electric Literature, The Rumpus and more. Kasia holds a PhD in Literature from McGill University, where she teaches creative writing. She is currently working on a book of cultural criticism and memoir entitled Women Among Monuments. In 2021, Kasia served as a CBC QWF writer-in-residence.
Padma Viswanathan is a Canadian-American novelist, published in eight countries and shortlisted for the PEN USA Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Recent publications include Like Every Form of Love: A Memoir of Friendship and True Crime and São Bernardo, a translation of a novel by Brazilian novelist Graciliano Ramos. Forthcoming works include a novel, The Charterhouse of Padma, and a translation of Djamila Ribeiro’s Where We Stand: Notes on Speech, Place and Justice. Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Arkansas, she divides her time between Fayetteville and Montréal.