Saturday November 4: 3:10 pm - 4:30 pm

Finding Home: Stories My Father Never Told Me with Tamas Dobozy and Pasha Malla. Moderated by David Worsley

Balsillie School of International Arts
Room #1-23
In conversation


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There are stories that are passed on through generations and there are those that are never told but must be elicited through observation, family lore, or imagination. In Stories my Father Never Told Me award winning authors Tamas Dobozy and Pasha Malla discuss the influence of family history on their work and explore the possibility that the stories they write stem from generations past.

  • Tamas Dobozy is a professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. He lives in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. He has published three books of short fiction, When X Equals Marylou, Last Notes and Other Stories, and most recently, Siege 13: Stories, which won the 2012 Rogers Writers Trust of Canada Fiction Prize, and was shortlisted for both the Governor General’s Award: Fiction, and the 2013 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. He has published over seventy short stories in journals such as One Story, Fiction, Agni and Granta, and won an O Henry Prize in 2011, and the Gold Medal for Fiction at the National Magazine Awards in 2014.

  • Pasha Malla is the author of five books. His writing has won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, the Trillium Book Award, the Arthur Ellis Award for crime fiction, and several National Magazine Awards, been shortlisted for the Best First Novel Award, the Commonwealth Prize (Best First Book, Canada & Caribbean) and long-listed for the Giller Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. He is a frequent contributor to, The Walrus and CBC Radio, and his books column appears monthly in The Globe and MailFugue States, a new novel, was released in May 2017.

  • David Worsley became co-owner of Words Worth Books in 2011, after managing the bookstore for 12 years. In 2006 he won the prestigious Hand-Selling Award from HarperCollins Canada. Dave is currently an editor at The New Quarterly and sits on their Wild Writers Festival program committee. He has also volunteered with the CKWR FM Monday with the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council, and facilitates speaker and lecturer events, including a men’s only book club, at Words Worth Books. David has over 25 years experience in the book industry and is an exceptional recommender of mystery and crime titles.