We are very excited to announce our new writers’ series, “Behind Their Stories: Talking with Canadian Women Authors”
Every few weeks we will feature a fabulous Canadian author on our website and Facebook page in discussion with 32 Books & Gallery. Save the date! October 25th Amanda Hale talks about her most recent book “Mad Hatter”. Amanda Hale has published
four novels, two poetry books, and two collections of stories set in the Cuban town of Baracoa. She won the Prism International prize for creative non-fiction for The Death of Pedro Iván, and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Relit Fiction award. Her work has been translated into Spanish and presented at the Havana International Book Fair.
Her latest novel, Mad Hatter, is a WW2 story, a fictionalized version of her own family’s wartime experience following the internment of her father. It is available in print and as an e-book from Guernica Editions, and as an audiobook at Audible.com
A sample of what critics have said about Amanda Hale:
- Mad Hatter is an impressive, emotional, disturbing, and, finally, extremely rewarding novel … at once difficult and brilliant.
-Ottawa Review of Books
- Mad Hatter is one of those books that is hard to put down until the last word.
- Mad Hatter is an absorbing story about a lesser-known aspect of the World War II years and its effect on Homefront lives.
-Historical Novel Society
Future talks include notable authors discussing their most recent titles such as Alicia Elliott’s, A Mind Spread Out on the Ground, Aislinn Hunter’s, The Certainties and Farzana Doctor’s, Seven. Stay tuned!