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Vancouver Writer's Festival: Pierre Jarawan

Pierre Jarawan

Pierre Jarawan, © Marvin Ruppert

21.09.2022 - Article

We are very much looking forward to this year's Vancouver Writer's Festival, which takes place from October 17 to 23 and this time also has a German author in the program:

PIERRE JARAWAN was born in Amman, Jordan, to a Lebanese father and a German mother. He has won international prizes as a slam poet, and received numerous awards for his debut, The Storyteller, which went on to become an international bestseller. Song for the Missing is his second novel.

Pierre is a guest at two exciting events:

Eleanor Wachtel Interviews Pierre Jarawan

Every year, CBC host Eleanor Wachtel  interviews one of world literature’s most exciting voices for CBC’s Writers & Company. This year is no different, with Lebanese-German author Pierre Jarawan joining the Vancouver Writer's Festival to discuss Song for the Missing, named one of 24 must-read 2022 Books in Translation by BookRiot. Critically lauded by European and North American press alike, this poetic novel links events of the Middle East, including the Lebanese Civil War and the Arab Spring. Discover a deeply personal lens on the complex, tumultuous history of this region—and a literary voice as mysterious as it is moving.

Date: Friday October 21st, 2022
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Location: Waterfront Theatre | 1412 Cartwright Street | Vancouver, BC | V6H 3R7

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The Literary Cabaret

Where else can you hear six acclaimed authors—three of them Booker-listed and all of them award-winning—read their work accompanied by professional musicians?

Atmospheric and entirely unique, there’s really no other experience like the Literary Cabaret. Join Musical Director Sally Zori and their band Sally Zori & The Allegories for an evening of creative delights. The band will accompany must-read Lebanese-German author Pierre Jarawan, Booker-longlisted Gabriel Krauze, beloved and award-winning Heather O’Neill, Booker-finalist Nadifa Mohamed, 2022 Booker-nominee Graeme Macrae Burnet, and transcendent poet, memoirist, and novelist Joshua Whitehead.

Date: Saturday October 22nd, 2022
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PDT
Location: Performance Works | 1218 Cartwright Street | Vancouver, BC | V6H 3R8

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