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4:00 pm | Friday, August 16

Kyo Maclear

in conversation with Naomi Klein

Unearthing: A Story of Tangled Love and Family Secrets, winner of the 2023 Governor General’s Literary Award for non-fiction, is Kyo Maclear’s probe into family and kinship, a journey prompted when she discovered her dad is not her biological father. Maclear will be in conversation with Naomi Klein for this event.

Kyo Maclear is an award-winning novelist, essayist, and children’s author. Her books have been translated into eighteen languages and published in over twenty-five countries. She is the author of the hybrid memoir Birds Art Life (2017), winner of the Trillium Book Award. Kyo holds a doctorate in environmental humanities and is on faculty at the University of Guelph Creative Writing MFA.

Book cover: Unearthing by Kyo Maclear

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, columnist, and the international bestselling author of nine books published in over 35 languages including No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, This Changes Everything, No Is Not Enough, On Fire, and Doppelganger: A Trip into the Mirror World. Her writing has appeared in leading publications around the world, and she is a columnist for The Guardian. She is the honorary professor of Media and Climate at Rutgers University, an Associate Professor in Geography at University of British Columbia and the founding co-director of UBC’s Centre for Climate Justice.

Kyo MacLear, photo by David Wall
Kyo MacLear – photo by David Wall
Naomi Klein - photo by Sebastian Nevols
Naomi Klein - photo by Sebastian Nevols