Benedek Totth at TIFA: Reading & Conversation
235 Queens Quay W
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
Desire and violence intersect for youth in turmoil, in the latest novels by these three hard-hitting authors. Canadian Mona Awad’s Bunny, accounts the unforgettable story of a recluse graduate student whose world spirals into the macabre upon befriending a clique of rich girls on campus. Estonian Rein Raud’s brilliantly translated spy novel, The Death of a Perfect Sentence, follows a group of young pro-independence dissidents during the dying days of the Soviet Union, while Hungarian Benedek Totth’s debut, Dead Heat, has been dubbed an instant cult classic with comparisons to Trainspotting, for its story about young men coming of age in an abandoned generation. Hear these characters come to life and learn about the real-life inspirations behind these unforgettable tales of relationships and longing. The conversation will be moderated by Grace O’Connell. Hosted by Natasha Ramoutar.