Department of English presents Anakana Schofield

March 23, 2021 @ 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm America/Toronto Timezone
Remotely via Zoom
Please email Professor Pasha Malla for Zoom link —
Meaghan McCue
416.736.2100 ext. 22150

Portrait of a person wearing black framed glassesDepartment of English presents Anakana Schofield

TUESDAY, MARCH 23RD, 2021 @ 2:30pm-3:30pm

**Please email Professor Pasha Malla for Zoom link —**

Anakana Schofield is the author of the acclaimed, Giller Prize–shortlisted novel Martin John (2015), which was also a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, the Goldsmiths Prize in the UK, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and named a best book of the year by The Wall Street Journal, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Sunday Business Post, Toronto Star, and The Irish Times, among others. Her debut novel Malarky (2012) won the First Novel Award, the Debut-Litzer Prize for Fiction in the United States and was a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Bina, her most recent book, was shortlisted for the Goldsmith’s Prize. The New York Times called it “a bitterly funny novel but one that carries moral weight” while Katy Waldman wrote in The New Yorker: “Bina makes for great company; her obstinacy, like Bartleby’s, is flecked with heroic resistance.” Kirkus Reviews called the book a “masterwork that should cement Bina (and Schofield) as one of the great voices in recent fiction.” Schofield’s writing and reviews have appeared in The Guardian, The Irish Times, and The Globe and Mail, among others. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Anakana will lead a close reading in EN 3610 Intermediate Prose Workshop of her story “Beneath the Taps: A Testimonial.” Attendees are welcome to read the story for free online and ask Anakana questions about her process, intention, meaning, craft, etc., as well as more general questions about her work.