Meet the 2019 Writers


This event sponsored by: Douglas & McIntyre


2:30 pm ~ Sunday ~ August 18

New Voices: Nazanine Hozar and Lindsay Wong

with Andreas Schroeder

Nazanine Hozar
Nazanine Hozar
Lindsay Wong
Photo by Shimon

The Festival is pleased to present debut authors Nazanine Hozar and Lindsay Wong as this year’s New Voices in conversation with Andreas Schroeder.

Nazanine Hozar is a MFA graduate of the UBC Creative Writing Program. Her debut novel, Aria, set in Iran in the years leading up to the Khomeini Revolution, tells the story of an abandoned infant and the people who rescue her. A gripping rags-to-riches story, Margaret Atwood called it “A Doctor Zhivago of Iran.”

Lindsay Wong’s memoir, The Woo-Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and my Crazy Chinese Family, is the incredible story of how a dysfunctional family copes—or not—with mental illness. A compelling read, The Woo Woo was a finalist for Canada Reads and for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust of Canada Prize for Nonfiction.

Roberts Creek resident Andreas Schroeder is the author of 23 books of fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

More on Nazanine Hozar:

Hozar’s revolutionary global tale goes to Viking

CBC Books: Aria

More on Lindsay Wong:

National praise for The Woo-Woo

Where did Lindsay Wong write The Woo-Woo? Anywhere and everywhere (even McDonald’s)

Q&A: Lindsay Wong talks about her memoir The Woo Woo