Anakana Schofield – Malarky
Late Night Conversation, hosted by Paul Martone
Tonight our featured guest is Anakana Schofield, author of Malarky, winner of the 2013 Debut-litzer Prize in Fiction. Anakana visited Late Night Library HQ last month and caught up with Paul just before we announced the winners of the 2014 Debut-litzer Prizes.
Jess Walter, author of Beautiful Ruins, says that “Malarky is a terrific read, a brilliant collision of heartbreak and hilarity written in a voice that somehow seems both feral and perfectly controlled. Anakana Schofield’s Our Woman takes a cool nod at Joyce, then goes her own way in one of the most moving and lyrical debut novels I’ve read.”
That’s what I mean about the Debut-litzer Prize; I keep saying this to people . . . they ring you up and they ask you really intelligent questions about your book, and then they mail you a check and you don’t have to go any place, and you know that the ethos of what they do is about reading and that there can be no finer accolade to be got.
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About our guest
Anakana Schofield is an Irish-Canadian writer, a literary critic, essayist and broadcaster, contributing to the London Review of Books Blog, The Globe and Mail, CBC Radio, The Guardian, The Irish Times, and the Vancouver Sun. Anakana’s debut novel Malarky, winner of the 2013 Debut-litzer Prize in Fiction, was published by Biblioasis, a literary press based in Windsor, Ontario, committed to publishing the best poetry, fiction and non-fiction in beautifully crafted editions.