Saturday, April 16, 2016
Photo: April 15, 2016
I had the privilege of attending an event featuring Thomas King. He was interviewed by Rosanna Dearchild and then read from his latest book, The Back of the Turtle: a novel.
If you don't know Thomas King - he is an aboriginal author who grew up in the U.S. but has lived in Canada for many years. His books are quite humorous - but they deal with serious subjects. He spoke a bit about the importance of humour to get people thinking - to deflect the anger and to then be able to look at a difficult subject. You can listen to his Massey Lectures. He writes both fiction and non-fiction.
Rosanna Deerchild is an author and broadcaster. She hosts the programme, Unreserved on CBC. The banter between the two was delightful and insightful. Time well-spent.