Author Nnedimma Okorafor-Mbachu (Zahrah the Windseeker, Ejii the Shadow Speaker) is this year’s winner of the Annual Margin: Exploring Modern Magical Realism Short Story Contest, for her story “Biafra.” Click here to read the story online. Yay, Nnedi!
Octavia Butler launches Fledgling in Toronto
Book Launch for
By Octavia Butler
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 7pm
Fledgling, Octavia Butler’s first new novel in seven years, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly un-human needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Fledgling is a captivating novel that tests the limits of “otherness” and questions what it means to be truly human.
Innis Town Hall
2 Sussex Avenue
Admission: $5 – $12 sliding scale, available at TWB
Co-sponsored by Seven Stories Press and Publishers Group Canada