Author Gary Barwin Visits Oakville to Discuss his Acclaimed Novel

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Date(s) - Wednesday, January 11, 2017
7:30 pm

Shaarei-Beth El Synagogue


Gary Barwin, Author of Yiddish for Pirates is speaking at Shaarei-Beth El Synagogue next week! Shortlisted for the 2016 Giller Prize and nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Literature, we are fortunate to have an author of Barwin’s calibre speak about his latest novel and the writing process.

Different Drummer Books will be present to sell a selection of Barwin’s titles.Gary will discuss Yiddish for Pirates, answer questions, and sign books

“More than once I laughed aloud and required whomever was nearby to sit for a dramatic reading of an especially well-made turn of phrase, an affecting sentence or a paragraph that bubbled with artistry.”

—S. Bear Bergman, Globe & Mail

“…A picaresque historical novel that’s both postmodern and magic realist when it’s not an old-fashioned farce.”

—Robert Fulford, National Post

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