You are here

At Home with Literati: Ian Williams & Randy Boyagoda

We're pleased to welcome Ian Williams and Randy Boyagoda to our At Home with Literati series of Virtual events, and in support of their books Reproduction and Original Prin.

Europa Editions is offering a special promotion for all those attending tonight's event: be one of the first 10 customers to purchase a copy of Reproduction and receive a $15 gift card to Literati Bookstore!! All you have to do is order a copy through our web store and then email your name, address, and web order number to events@literatibookstore.com. This promotion is valid through 5/15.

Click here to join the event on 5/12.

Note: Meetings are now automatically password protected with wait rooms enabled. The password is entered automatically by clicking the link if you are logged into a Zoom account. We will let guests in off the waiting list shortly after 7 and throughout the event. If you join late, hang in there, we'll let you in when we see you. 

Enjoying At Home with Literati? Consider donating.

About ReproductionReproduction tells a crooked love story in which love takes strange, winding paths and grows in a context shaped by community, family, longstanding friendships, and fleeting interactions that leave their mark on us forever.

"This gorgeous novel vibrates with life...Stylistically inventive and narratively compelling, Reproduction is stunning."--Aminatta Forna, author of The Memory of Love

About Original PrinThe first book in a planned trilogy, Original Prin is an entertaining and essential novel about family life, faith, temptation, and fanaticism. It's a timely story about timeless truths, told with wise insight and great humour, confirming Randy Boyagoda's place as one of Canada's funniest and most provocative writers.

Poet, short story writer, and novelist Ian Williams was named one of "ten Canadian writers to watch out for" by CBC in 2018. His poetry has been shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Robert Kroetsch Poetry Book Award. He won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award for his short stories. Williams holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Toronto and is currently an assistant professor of poetry in the Creative Writing program at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Reproduction, his debut novel, was a finalist for the Amazon first novel prize, was a CBC Spring & Black History Month pick, and dubbed one of the "Buzziest Books of 2019" by Chatelaine Magazine.

Randy Boyagoda is one of Canada's funniest and most provocative writers. A regular presence on CBC Radio, his most recent novel, Beggar's Feast, was selected as a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice and longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize. His first novel, Governor of the Northern Province, was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Born to Sri Lankan parents in Oshawa, he lives in Toronto with his wife and four children. He is a professor of English at the University of Toronto, where he is also Principal of St. Michael's College.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Live on your computer
Staff Pick Badge
Reproduction Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609455750
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Europa Editions - April 21st, 2020

Original Prin Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781771962452
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Biblioasis - May 14th, 2019