Join us in welcoming Booker-nominated author Elaine Feeney to Windsor, on her North American tour of HOW TO BUILD A BOAT. Hosted by Vanessa Stauffer of Biblioasis Press, the event will featuring a reading, conversation, and a Q&A with the audience, and book signing! Part of Biblioasis’s Book Club, HOW TO BUILD A BOAT is on sale prior to this event for 15% off! As always, this event is free and open to the public, meaning: bring your friends! Refreshments will also be provided.
About HOW TO BUILD A BOAT:
Longlisted for the 2023 Booker Prize • One of the Globe and Mail‘s “Sixty-Two Books to Read This Fall”
A funny and deeply moving novel about a boy, his dream, and the people who lend him a hand, by the acclaimed author of As You Were. Jamie O’Neill loves the colour red. He also loves tall trees, patterns, rain that comes with wind, the curvature of many objects, books with dust jackets, cats, rivers and Edgar Allan Poe. At age thirteen, there are two things he especially wants in life: to build a Perpetual Motion Machine, and to connect with his mother, Noelle, who died when he was born. In his mind these things are intimately linked. And at his new school, where all else is disorientating and overwhelming, he finds two people who might just be able to help him.
How to Build a Boat is the story of how one boy and his mission transforms the lives of his teachers, Tess and Tadhg, and brings together a community. Written with tenderness and verve, it’s about love, family and connection, the power of imagination, and how our greatest adventures never happen alone.
About the author: Elaine Feeney is a writer from the west of Ireland. Her 2020 debut novel, As You Were, was shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize and the Irish Novel of the Year Award and won the Kate O’Brien Award, the McKitterick Prize, and the Dalkey Festival Emerging Writer Award. Feeney has published three collections of poetry including The Radio Was Gospel and Rise, and her short story “Sojourn” was included in The Art of The Glimpse: 100 Irish Short Stories, edited by Sinéad Gleeson. Her work appears widely in The Moth, The Paris Review, The Stinging Fly, Poetry Review, and elsewhere. Feeney lectures at the University of Galway.
October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1520 Wyandotte St E
Windsor, N9A 3L2