Elisabeth de Mariaffi

Elisabeth de Mariaffi

Elisabeth de Mariaffi’s first book of short stories, How to Get Along with Women, was longlisted for the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her poetry and short fiction have been widely published in magazines across Canada and have been shortlisted for a National Magazine Award. de Mariaffi lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland, with the poet George Murray and their combined brood of four children, making them CanLit’s version of the Brady Brunch. Website: elisabethdemariaffi.com. Twitter: @ElisabethdeM.

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Reviews of Hysteria:

  • “Pushing through the conventions and readerly expectations, de Mariaffi is able to create a fresh sense of suspense, building toward a climax which is breathtaking in its originality and vitality” – In the Toronto Star
  • “Mariaffi brilliantly overlays the landscape with a ghost story of sorts. Her settings and overall tone of the book are extremely well done” – At I’ve Read This


  • “But the eeriness of her idyllic life becomes hard to ignore when a mysterious little girl appears one afternoon at the pond and vanishes just as quickly” – In CBC Books
  • “The one thing I wish someone had told me before I published my first book is: Don’t worry so much” – In Open Book


<p class="Bodydin79"><span lang="EN-US">Heike Lerner’s life looks perfect: she’s settled into caring for her son, Daniel, while her nights are filled with charming conversation with her husband, Eric. But lately, Heike’s noticed there are some things out of place: a mysterious cabin in the trees and a strange little girl who surfaces at the pond but then disappears — all while Eric grows increasingly controlling.</span></p>
<p class="Bodydin79"><span lang="EN-US">When Daniel vanishes while Heike and Eric are out one night, she will try anything to find him, but Eric insists on calm. Is Eric involved in Daniel’s disappearance? Or has something darker taken him? </span></p>

All events with Elisabeth de Mariaffi

1 PM
Workshop: Fiction
Oct 13 @ 1 PM MT - 2:30 PM MT

Memorial Park Library, Basement Meeting Room

1221 2 St SW
5 PM
Happy Hour: Book Club Bonanza
Oct 13 @ 5 PM MT - 6 PM MT

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor

1221 2nd Street SW
9 AM
Gals and Good Times
Oct 13 @ 9 AM MT - 10:45 AM MT

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor

1221 2nd Street SW