Maggie Helwig has published six books of poetry, including One Building in the Earth, two books of essays, a collection of short stories, and two previous novels, Where She Was Standing and Between Mountains. Her new novel, Girls Fall Down (Coach House) is set in the midst of a bio-terrorism panic in Toronto. The Walrus reviewer observes, “Since 9/11, countless novels have examined the complicated role fear plays in our lives. What makes Helwig’s better than most is the depth and nuance of her dark vision.” Helwig is the associate director of Toronto’s Scream Literary Festival, and is also involved in social justice and advocacy work in that city.
Afternoon Book Chat (Sept 26), Mainstage (Sept 26)