Being a Literary Prize Juror with Elisabeth de Mariaffi, Waubgeshig Rice, and Yasuko Thanh
Writers' Trust of Canada
The Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize recognizes the Canadian writer of the year’s best novel or short story collection and rewards them with $50,000. The 2020 finalists were selected by a jury composed of writers Elisabeth de Mariaffi, Waubgeshig Rice, and Yasuko Thanh. Listen to them discuss what it was like to wade through 100+ books together and why they selected the five prize finalists they did.
Ep. 16: Thinking Through Fear with Elisabeth de Mariaffi and Desmond Cole
Bookings - The King's Co-op Bookstore Podcast
The Humanities for Young People (HYP) is a residential summer program for bright and highly-motivated students from ages 15 to 17. Secondary school students from across the country have the unique opportunity to work closely and collaboratively with scholars from a variety of disciplines. HYP is co-ordinated by Dr. Laura Penny and Dr. Sarah Clift from the University of King's College and they generously allowed us to record this year's keynote speeches. The theme for HYP 2019 is Thinking Through Fear and at the annual public symposium both keynote speakers had an opportunity to speak about the social and political dimensions of fear. Elisabeth de Mariaffi approaches the topic by discussing her work as a writer of popular thrillers. She discusses how women live with and against fear, and how writing about violence and women allows her to explore and challenge basic assumptions about women and the stories they tell. Desmond Cole addresses the ways in which fear is racialized. In particular, he explores the complex role fear plays both within racialized communities as a consequence of over-policing and disproportional incarceration of Black people, and in terms of how those communities become feared as a consequence.Following their talks, students from the Humanities for Young People program pose their questions to both speakers. For more information on Humanities for Young People check out http://hyp.ukings.caBookings is recorded and produced by Paul MacKay for the King’s Co-op Bookstore in Halifax, Nova Scotia.Check out the bookstore at www.kingsbookstore.ca or support us through joining our audiobook program at www.libro.fm/kingscoop
Elisabeth de Mariaffi’s first novel, The Devil You Know, is a book about fear. It follows a young reporter, Evie, who is covering the Paul Bernardo murders — and who fears she is being stalked herself. After publishing the book, de Mariaffi began receiving mail from women all across the country saying “This. This is what my life is like.” We talk to de Mariaffi about writing the book and what she’s learned since.
Ep. #183: Long Night with the Burning Hell, Amery Sandford, Elisabeth de Mariaffi, Eva Ísleifs, Rakel McMahon, Erin Turcke, & Suds
This episode of Long Night with Vish Khanna was recorded at the Eastern Edge Gallery in St. John’s Newfoundland during the Lawnya Vawnya festival on Friday April 24, 2015. For this edition of Long Night, my sidekick was my bandleader, Mathias Kom of the Burning Hell and my guests were visual artist Amery Sandford, novelist […] Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Elisabeth de Mariaffi is a gifted writer and poet who lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Her 2012 short story collection How to Get Along with Women is extraordinarily moving, emotionally jarring, texturally precise, and it was longlisted for the 2013 Giller Prize with good reason. Of her work, author Michael Winter once astutely said, “She’s […] Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.