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This event sponsored by Sunshine Coast Arts Council

Anakana Schofield Photo: Arabella Campbell


7:00 pm Friday August 12 Tickets

Anakana Schofield

Avant-garde is the blanket term used to describe experimental or boundary-pushing artists and their work. In that regard, Anakana Schofield has taken the novel form out there where Coltrane, Zappa, Picasso, Warhol, Kafka, Beckett and many other non-conformists, took their art. Malarky, her first foray off the beaten track, was met with critical acclaim and several significant awards and nominations. One reviewer described the novel as “… chuckle-inducing black humour.” Her latest novel is the Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Martin John, wherein the titular protagonist is a mentally ill sexual deviant. It’s the literary equivalent of skiing out of bounds: one really should obey the rules, but, for Schofield, the snow looks so much better out there.

The Guardian Review of Martin John:
The Globe and Mail Review of Martin John:
The Giller Prize Video for Martin John:

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