Graeme Macrae Burnet at VWF: The Literary Cabaret

October 22, 2022 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Performance Works
1218 Cartwright St
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8

Where else can you hear six acclaimed authors—three of them Booker-listed and all of them award-winning—read their work accompanied by professional musicians?

Atmospheric and entirely unique, there’s really no other experience like the Literary Cabaret. Join Musical Director Sally Zori and their band Sally Zori & The Allegories for an evening of creative delights. The band will accompany 2022 Booker-nominee Graeme Macrae Burnet (Case Study), must-read Lebanese-German author Pierre Jarawan, Booker-longlisted Gabriel Krauze, beloved and award-winning Heather O’Neill, Booker-finalist Nadifa Mohamed, and transcendent poet, memoirist, and novelist Joshua Whitehead.

The event will take place on Saturday, October 22 at 8PM PDT.

More details & tickets here.

Grab your copy of Case Study from here!


Shortlisted for the 2022 Gordon Burn Prize • Shortlisted for the 2022 Ned Kelly Awards • Longlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize

The Booker-shortlisted author of His Bloody Project blurs the lines between patient and therapist, fiction and documentation, and reality and dark imagination. 

London, 1965. ‘I have decided to write down everything that happens, because I feel, I suppose, I may be putting myself in danger,’ writes an anonymous patient, a young woman investigating her sister’s suicide. In the guise of a dynamic and troubled alter-ego named Rebecca Smyth, she makes an appointment with the notorious and roughly charismatic psychotherapist Collins Braithwaite, whom she believes is responsible for her sister’s death. But in this world of beguilement and bamboozlement, neither she nor we can be certain of anything.

Case Study is a novel as slippery as it is riveting, as playful as it is sinister, a meditation on truth, sanity, and the instability of identity by one of the most inventive novelists of our time.


Graeme Macrae Burnet is among Scotland’s leading contemporary novelists. Best known for his dazzling Booker-shortlisted second novel, His Bloody Project (2015), he is also the author of two Simenon-influenced novels: The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau (2014) and The Accident on the A35 (2017). Burnet has appeared at literary festivals in Australia, the USA, Germany, India, Russia, Spain, France, Korea, Denmark and Estonia. His novels have been translated into more than twenty languages and achieved bestseller status in several countries. He lives and works in Glasgow.