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This event sponsored by Sunshine Coast Arts Council

Anakana Schofield Photo: Arabella Campbell

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7:00 pm Friday August 12 Tickets

Anakana Schofield

Avant-garde is the blanket term used to describe experimental or boundary-pushing artists and their work. In that regard, Anakana Schofield has taken the novel form out there where Coltrane, Zappa, Picasso, Warhol, Kafka, Beckett and many other non-conformists, took their art. Malarky, her first foray off the beaten track, was met with critical acclaim and several significant awards and nominations. One reviewer described the novel as “… chuckle-inducing black humour.” Her latest novel is the Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Martin John, wherein the titular protagonist is a mentally ill sexual deviant. It’s the literary equivalent of skiing out of bounds: one really should obey the rules, but, for Schofield, the snow looks so much better out there.

The Guardian Review of Martin John: www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/05/martin-john-by-anakana-schofield-review?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
The Globe and Mail Review of Martin John: www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/review-anakana-schofield-probes-the-mind-of-a-disturbed-man-in-her-brilliant-second-novel-martin-john/article26333164
The Giller Prize Video for Martin John: youtube.com/watch?v=2IOPvfyJ5bE

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