Danine Farquharson in conversation with Anuja Varghese and Rosalind Gill (Sandy Cove)


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Where: Sandy Cove Hall, 99 Sandy Cove Road
When: Sunday, August 11, 12:30 pm

There is a special art to short-story writing and those who do it well have a lot to teach us. So it is that we bring together this year’s winner of the Governor General Literary Award for Fiction, Anuja Varghese (Chrysalis), and perennially homesick Newfoundland writer Rosalind Gill (Face into the Wind) to share their experience and insight with gifted English professor and mentor, Danine Farquharson.

ANUJA VARGHESE is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in Hobart, the Malahat Review, the FiddleheadPlenitude Magazine, and others. Her stories have been recognized in the PRISM International Short Fiction Contest and the Alice Munro Festival Short Story Competition and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario. Chrysalis is her first book. It won the 2023 Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction. 

ROSALIND GILL grew up in St. John’s, Newfoundland, where she attended Memorial University before going on to do graduate work at McGill. She is presently a Senior Scholar in French and Translation at Glendon College, York University. She writes fiction and is a literary translator. Her work has appeared in various Canadian literary reviews. She has published two short story collections, Too Unspeakable for Words (Breakwater Books, 2017) and Face into the Wind (Mosaic Press, 2023.)  She has published several books in translation from French and Spanish, including a book of Cuban poems which she selected and translated. Over the years, she has volunteered her translation services to human rights organizations such as Rights Action and PEN Canada. She lives in Toronto but maintaines close contact with her native isle.

DANINE FARQUHARSON is Professor of English at Memorial University. She regularly freezes up whenever students ask her what her favourite book is, so she’s thrilled to be part of Winterset in the Summer 2024 in order to find some great answers to that question.