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One on One with Anita Desai

May 1 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm


Don’t miss this career-spanning conversation with Anita Desai, winner of the 2017 Blue Metropolis Grand Prix.

The author of 17 novels, novellas and children’s books, she has been nominated for the Man Booker Prize three times: in 1980 for Clear Light of Day, in 1984 for In Custody and in 1999 for Fasting, Feasting. Her children’s book The Village by the Sea, won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award.

Her most recent publication, The Artist of Disappearance , is a triptych of beautifully crafted novellas. Set in modern India, but where history still casts a long shadow, the stories move beyond the cities to places still haunted by the past, and to characters who are, each in their own way, masters of self-effacement.

Books available for purchase at every event: Proceeds support our free children’s literacy programs.


Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks Street
Ottawa, K1R 0B2
613-567-1787 or 613-236-9149x12


Ottawa International Writers Festival