THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH, 7 P.M.
PAUL O’REGAN HALL,
HALIFAX CENTRAL LIBRARY
Every year, we host the winner of the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. Congratulations to the 2019 winner Lisa Moore for her short fiction collection Something for Everyone.
Lisa, born and based in Newfoundland, is the author of four books of short fiction and four novels. She has been nominated for the Giller Prize, the International Dublin Literary Award, and the Man Booker Prize. Lisa won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best Book Award, Caribbean and Canada Region for her novel Alligator and the Atlantic Canadian Alistair MacLeod Short Fiction Prize for Something for Everyone.
The stories in Something for Everyone pulsate with raw energy and a fierce, searching intelligence. In a series of unconventional tales that explode off the page, Moore ushers her reader into a familiar but fractured and anything-but-straightforward reality. Her characters’ anxieties mirror our own: family, love, employment, finances. But from these commonplace lives she conjures spellbinding mini-dramas, drawing us in from each story’s opening line, generating great suspense and fully engaging our sympathies. The writing is vibrant, uninhibited and packed with sensual detail. (From the juror’s citation.)
This reading is presented in partnership between Dalhousie Libraries, the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, and Halifax Public Libraries.