The seventh instalment of The Fictitious Reading Series will take place on Sunday, October 29th at 7:30 pm in the gallery space above This Ain’t the Rosedale Library (483 Church Street, Toronto). This month’s featured writers are George K. Ilsley and Susan Kernohan. The evening will include readings by George and Susan, as well as an informal onstage interview with them. I will serve as host and Stuart Ross will conduct the interview.
George K. Ilsley is the author of two books of fiction, the acclaimed short story collection Random Acts of Hatred, and, most recently, the novel ManBug. ManBug was lauded in the Globe and Mail as "an elegantly accomplished postmodern love story" that "delivers keen intellectual and aesthetic pleasures," while Xtra! pronounced it "touching and quite steamy." ManBug was one of three nominees for the litblog co-op’s Autumn 2006 Read This! Selection. George is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School but rather than settling into the life of a lawyer thereafter, he opted to travel the world and take on such diverse jobs as wok cook, props-maker, and rabbit rancher. He is originally from Nova Scotia and now lives in Vancouver.
Susan Kernohan is currently at work on a short story collection titled Dead Man’s Pajamas. Her stories have been published in several Canadian magazines including subTerrain, The New Quarterly, and This Magazine, and in the anthology All Sleek and Skimming. Susan works as a teen services librarian. She grew up in Sarnia, and lived in Thunder Bay, Guelph, London and Montreal before making her home in Toronto.
For more information on the series, see the Fictitious website.