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Event Series Event Series: 2023 Read Quebec Book Fair

Getting Lit with Linda: Live podcast recording featuring guests Catherine Hernandez and Eva Crocker

4 November at 13:00

November 4, 2023, 1:00 pm

DeSève Cinema, McConnell Building, Concordia University
1400 Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Montreal
In-person. Free, no registration required.

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In a first-ever episode with a live audience, award-winning podcaster Dr. Linda Morra will interview novelists Catherine Hernandez and Eva Crocker. Both authors will be available to sign books afterward. Co-sponsored by Montreal’s queer reading series, the Violet Hour.

Catherine Hernandez (she/her) is an award-winning author and screenwriter. She is a proud queer woman who is of Filipino, Spanish, Chinese and Indian descent and married into the Navajo Nation. Her first novel, Scarborough, won the Jim Wong-Chu Award for the unpublished manuscript and was a finalist for several awards including Canada Reads 2022. She wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of Scarborough, which was nominated for 11 Canadian Screen Awards and won 8 including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. Her second novel, Crosshairs, was shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award and made the CBC’s Best Canadian Fiction, NOW Magazine’s 10 Best Books, Indigo Best Book, and NBC 20 Best LGBTQ Books list of 2020. Her third novel, The Story of Us, was published this year by HarperCollins Canada and was an instant bestseller. She is currently working on a few television projects and her fourth novel.

Eva Crocker grew up in Ktaqamkuk (Newfoundland) and currently resides in Tiohti:áke (Montreal). Her debut novel All I Ask was longlisted for the 2020 Giller Prize and won the 2020 BMO Winterset Award. Her short story collection Barreling Forward was shortlisted for the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for Emerging LGBTQS2 Writers and won the Alistair MacLeod Award for Short Fiction and the CAA Emerging Author’s Award. She is a PhD student in Concordia University’s Interdisciplinary Humanities program.

Linda Morra is a professor of Canadian and Indigenous literatures, writer, editor, and literary podcaster who lives in Montreal (Tiohtià:ke). Getting Lit With Linda, which she co-produces with Marco Timpano, won the Canadian Podcasting Awards in 2022 and has been shortlisted for the People’s Choice Podcasting Awards this year. Photo credit: Nadia Zhang.

1400 Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, QC Canada
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