Award-winning author of Bad Endings

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Short Story Celebration with Carleigh Baker, Shashi Bhat, and Terese Svoboda

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

Carleigh Baker is an nêhiyaw âpihtawikosisân /Icelandic writer who lives as a guest on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skwxwu7mesh, and səl̓ilwəta peoples. Her work has appeared in Best Canadian Essays, The Short Story Advent Calendar, and The Journey Prize Stories. She also writes reviews for the Globe and Mail and the Literary Review of Canada. Her debut story collection, Bad Endings (Anvil, 2017) won the City of Vancouver Book Award, and was also a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Award, the Emerging Indigenous Voices Award for fiction, and the BC Book Prize Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award.

Shashi Bhat

Shashi Bhat’s most recent novel, The Most Precious Substance on Earth, was published by McClelland & Stewart/Penguin Random House Canada (Fall 2021) and Grand Central Publishing/Hachette in the US (Spring 2022), and was a finalist for the 2022 Governor General’s Award for fiction. Her collection of short stories, Death by a Thousand Cuts, is forthcoming from McClelland & Stewart in 2024. Her debut novel, The Family Took Shape (Cormorant, 2013), was a finalist for the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award.

Terese Svoboda is an American poet, novelist, memoirist, short story writer, librettist, translator, biographer, critic and videomaker.


May 29
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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McClelland and Stewart
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Munro’s Books
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Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Y2 Canada
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