Anakana Schofield, author of Martin John and Malarky, will read from her work on Monday, November 21 at 4pm at Fordham's Rose Hill Campus.
Schofield is the author of the 2015 Giller Prize shortlisted, acclaimed novel Martin John and the award-winning novel Malarky (2012) Malarky won the 2012 Amazon.ca First Novel Award and the 2013 Debut-Litzer Prize for Fiction in the United States and was a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. It was named on 16 Best Books of 2012 lists and was selected as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick. She has written for The Guardian, The Irish Times, The Globe and Mail, The National Post and the London Review of Books blog.
“Deploying some serious literary gumption," Eimear McBride writes of Martin John, "Schofield’s frequently hilarious, and distinctly modernist, linguistic games are always gainfully employed in the uneasy, indelicate task of placing her reader nose to nose with the humanity of a sex offender — and a sex offender’s mother.”
Come hear Schofield read from her work at Fordham University's Rose Hill Campus (Walsh Library, O'Hare Special Collections) on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 at 4:00 PM. The event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Institute of Irish Studies at Fordham University.