Tuesday, September 13

Jessica Moore + Margaret Christakos

Jessica Moore

Jessica Moore is an author and translator nominated for the 2016 Man Booker International Prize

Jessica Moore is an author and translator. Mend the Living, Jessica’s translation of the moving and unusual story of a heart transplant by French author Maylis de Kerangal, was nominated for the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. Jessica's collection of poems, Everything, now (Brick), has been called “a powerful journey through love and loss – serving, ultimately, to unsettle any notion of a boundary between them.” The book is partly a conversation with her translation of Turkana Boy (Talonbooks), a poetic novel by Jean-François Beauchemin, for which she won a PEN America Translation Award. 

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Margaret Christakos

Margaret Christakos' latest is a creative memoir called Her Paraphernalia: On Motherlines, Sex/Blood/Loss and Selfies

Canadian writer Margaret Christakos is a walker in the field of letters. She has published nine collections of poetry, including Multitudes (2013), Welling (2010; A Globe100 book), What Stirs (2008) and Sooner(2005), both Pat Lowther Memorial Award nominees, and Excessive Love Prostheses (2002; winner of a ReLit Award), as well as a novel, Charisma (2000; a Trillium Book Award nominee). Christakos is Canada Council Writer in Residence at the University of Western Ontario this year. Her latest book, published by BookThug in spring 2016, is a creative memoir called Her Paraphernalia: On Motherlines, Sex/Blood/Loss & Selfies.

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