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Imagination 2024 – (Self)-Censorship in an age of Nationalist and Identity Politics – Neil Bissoondath

Come meet author Neil Bissoondath!


April 14, 2024
14:30 - 15:30
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(Self)-Censorship in an age of Nationalist and Identity Politics – TALK

Neil Bissoondath (he/him) is the author of eight internationally published works of fiction going back to 1985, with his highly successful story collection Digging up the Mountains. In 1988, his first novel A Casual Brutality was a finalist for The Guardian Fiction Prize (UK), nominated for The Booker Prize (UK), and a finalist for the First Novel Award (Canada) and the Trillium Award (Ontario). His work has twice won the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and has been shortlisted twice for France’s Prix Femina (étranger). His novel The Worlds within Her was nominated for the 1999 Governor General’s Award. In 1994, he released his controversial bestselling polemic Selling Illusions: The Cult of Multiculturalism in Canada. He has served on the board of PEN Canada, and has been awarded two honorary doctorates. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Québec.

Neil Bissoondath is our 2010 Festival alumnus.


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