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Granta 141: Canada Panel Discussion

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Granta – Canada

The High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom and Granta invite you to the launch of a special edition of the magazine celebrating Canada.

Using the 150th anniversary of Confederation as a starting point, the three writers on the panel -- playwright Falen Johnson, novelist Alexander MacLeod, and writer, translator and guest-editor, Catherine Leroux -- will explore the current state and impact of Canadian literature in a discussion led by Erica Wagner, former literary editor of The Times.

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Catherine Leroux is a novelist, translator and journalist. Her debut novel La marche en forêt was published in 2011. Le mur mitoyen won the 2014 France-Quebec Prize and its translation into English, The Party Wall, was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2016. Her third book, Madame Victoria, won the 2016 Adrienne-Choquette Award for short stories. She lives in Montreal.

Falen Johnson is Mohawk and Tuscarora from Six Nations Grand River Territory. Her theatrical works Salt Baby, Two Indians, and Ipperwash have played in theatres across the country. She has also been featured in The Canadian Theatre Review, Brick Literary Journal as well as on the Moth Storytelling podcast. Falen has earned TV writing credits for Urban Native Girl (APTN) and was a researcher on Colonization Road (Frog Girl Films). She co-hosts the podcast The Secret Life of Canada with co-creator Leah-Simone Bowen.

Alexander MacLeod’s first book of stories, Light Lifting, won an Atlantic Book Award and was a finalist for The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Thomas Head Raddall Fiction Award. Alexander lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia and teaches at Saint Mary's University.

Nadim Roberts is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist from Vancouver. His reporting in both Canada and abroad has been published in magazines and newspapers such as The Walrus, Maisoneuve, The Wall Street Journal, Guardian and The Globe and Mail. His films have screened in festivals across Canada and the U.S.

Erica Wagner is a lecturer in creative writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. She was the literary editor of the Times for many years and writes for the New Statesman and Harper's Bazaar. Her work has appeared in the Guardian, the Economist, the Financial Times, and the New York Times, among others. She is the author of two novels and a collection of stories and her most recent book Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, the Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge.

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