Ida Jessen in Conversation with Anne Michaels at Queen Books
October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us at Queen Books in Toronto for a conversation between Danish author Ida Jessen and Toronto’s Fifth Poet Laureate, Anne Michaels, a satellite event of the Toronto International Festival of Authors. Jessen will present and read from her new novel: A Change of Time.
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Ida Jessen is widely considered to be the master of psychological realism in contemporary Danish fiction. Having made her debut with the short-story collection Under Sten (Under Stone) in 1989, Jessen’s breakthrough came with the trilogy: Den der lyver (The One Who’s Lying; 2011), Det første jeg tænker (The First Thing I Think Of; 2006), and Børnene (The Children; 2009). The latter earned her the Booksellers Prize, the Golden Laurel and a nomination for the Nordic Council Literature Prize. Her short story collection, Postkort til Annie (Postcard to Annie; 2013) earned her another nomination for the Nordic Council Prize. Jessen was recently awarded the 2017 Critics’ Choice Award (April 2018) for The Anagrams of Doctor Bagge. She is also a recipient of the Lifetime Award from the Danish Arts Foundation.
Anne Michaels is a novelist and poet. Her books are translated into more than fifty languages and have won dozens of international awards, including the Orange Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, and the Lannan Award for Fiction. Among many other honours she has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship, and has been shortlisted for the Giller Prize (twice), the Governor-General’s Award, the Griffin Poetry Prize, and longlisted for the IMPAC Award (twice). Her novel FUGITIVE PIECES was adapted as a feature film. She was honoured to be appointed Toronto’s Poet Laureate. Her most recent books include ALL WE SAW, INFINITE GRADATION, and RAILTRACKS (co-written with John Berger).”