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12 September Thursday

Book Launch: Translated from the Gibberish

12 September 2019, 19:00 - 12 September 2019, 20:00
Vancouver Film School Cafe, 390 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1K6 Canada
PRESENTING PARTNER

Join us for a special event to celebrate the launch of Anosh Irani’s new book Translated from the Gibberish. This collection of seven superb, subtle, surprising stories shows – through a prism of unforgettable characters – what it means to live between two worlds: India and Canada.

Anosh Irani, the masterful, bestselling author of four critically acclaimed novels, knows of what he writes: twenty years ago, to the mystification of family and friends, Irani left India for Vancouver, Canada, a city and a country completely foreign to him. This uprooting did not come without a steep price – one that Irani for the first time directly explores in this book.

Meet a famous Indian chef who breaks down on a New York talk show, a gangster’s wife who believes that a penguin in the Mumbai zoo is the reincarnation of her lost child and a kindly sweets shop owner whose hope for a new life in Canada leads to a terrible choice. The Quill and Quire says, “In its style, scope and narrative magnetism, Translated from the Gibberish is especially inventive and unforgettable.”

Anosh will be in conversation with Sirish Rao, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Indian Summer Festival.

This is a free event. RSVP to Trish Kells at pkells@penguinrandomhouse.com to reserve your spot.
Anosh’s Bio

Anosh Irani was born and brought up in Bombay and moved to Vancouver in 1998. He has published four critically acclaimed novels: The Cripple and His Talismans, a national bestseller; The Song of Kahunsha, which was an international bestseller and a finalist for CBC Radio’s Canada Reads and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize; Dahanu Road which was nominated for the Man Asian Literary Prize; and The Parcel, which was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, was longlisted for the 2017 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, and the 2018 Dublin Literary Award. It was chosen as one of the best books of the year by the Globe and Mail, National Post, the CBC, The Walrus, and the Quill & Quire. His play Bombay Black won five Dora Mavor Moore Awards including for Outstanding New Play, and his anthology The Bombay Plays: The Matka King & Bombay Black was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Drama. The Matka King received a Jessie Award nomination for Outstanding Original Script as did his latest play, The Men in White. The Men in White was also a finalist for the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama. Irani’s short stories have appeared in Granta and the Los Angeles Review of Books, and his nonfiction has been published in the New York Times. His work has been translated into eleven languages, and he teaches Creative Writing in the World Literature Program at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.

Details
Date: September 12
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: Free
Event CategoriesFree, Ideas, Literature
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Address: 390 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1K6 Canada

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Phone: 604.685.5808

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Vancouver Film School Cafe, 390 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1K6 Canada
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