Lynn Coady

Lynn Coady

Lynn Coady is a critically acclaimed novelist, journalist, and television writer. Her award-winning books include Hellgoing, which won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and was an Amazon.ca and Globe and Mail Best Book. She is also the author of The Antagonist, winner of the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction and a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her first novel, Strange Heaven, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. A co-founder of Eighteen Bridges magazine, her non-fiction work includes Who Needs Books? Reading in the Digital Age. Since 2014, Coady has written for many television series, including Orphan Black, Mary Kills People, and Burden of Truth. She lives in Toronto.

Website: lynncoady.com
Twitter: @lynn_coady
Instagram: @supertoque

Thank God for Lynn Coady’s singular voice and deliciously skewed world view.” — Miriam Toews

FESTIVAL BOOK

Watching You Without Me

<em>Watching You</em> <em>Without Me</em> is a creepy and compelling novel about the complex relationship between mothers and daughters and sisters, women and men, and who to trust and how to trust in a world where the supposedly selfless act of caregiving can camouflage a sinister self-interest.

After her mother’s sudden death, Karen finds herself back in her childhood home in Nova Scotia for the first time in a decade, acting as full-time caregiver to Kelli, her older sister. Overwhelmed with grief and the daily needs of Kelli, who was born with a developmental disability, Karen begins to feel consumed by the isolation of her new role and weighed down with guilt over her years spent keeping Kelli and their mother Irene at arm’s length. So when Trevor – one of Kelli’s support workers – oversteps his role and offers friendly advice and a shoulder to cry on, Karen gratefully accepts his somewhat overbearing friendship. When she discovers how close Trevor was to Irene, she comes to trust him all the more. But as Trevor slowly insinuates himself into Karen and Kelli’s lives, Karen starts to grasp the true aspect of his relationship with her mother – and to experience for herself the suffocating nature of Trevor’s “care.”
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<strong>Interviews</strong>
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<li>“The Monster At The End – Lynn Coady” — <a href="https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/the-monster-at-the-end-lynn-coady-1.3063400"><em>CBC.ca</em></a></li>
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ALL EVENTS WITH Lynn Coady

12 PM
Tasty Bites: Lynn Coady
Oct 17 @ 12 PM - 12:50 PM

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor

1221 2 St SW
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6:30 PM
Canadiana Showcase
Oct 17 @ 6:30 PM - 8 PM

Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Central Library

800 3 Street SE
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