October 22, 2019 6:30 PM
914 Queen St. E
Join us for a rare appearance by acclaimed Danish author, Ida Jessen, in conversation with Toronto’s Fifth Poet Laureate, Anne Michaels, at this special pre-Festival event. Widely considered to be the master of psychological realism in contemporary Danish fiction, Jessen will present her latest book: A Change of Time.
She sets her latest work in rural Denmark in the early 20th Century, and tells the intimate story of a schoolteacher after her husband passes away. Through unpacking A Change of Time, the conversation will explore the silent desires and grief that can transpire from rebuilding one’s identity, as well as a deep look at human innocence and fallibility.
This event is co-presented with Archipelago Books. Light refreshments will be provided.