The Giller Book Club: Here the Dark

May 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Giller Book Club: Here the Dark

Join 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlisted author David Bergen in conversation with Canadian/British author and journalist and 2020 juror Tom Rachman as they discuss Bergen’s book, Here the Dark! Guests will also be given the opportunity to ask Bergen questions via the Q&A feature.

This virtual event will be one hour long, and registration is open now here!


From the streets of Danang, Vietnam, where a boy falls in with a young American missionary, to fishermen lost on the islands of Honduras, to the Canadian prairies, where an aging rancher finds himself smitten and a teenage boy’s infatuation reveals his naiveté, the short stories in Here the Dark chronicle the geographies of both place and heart. Featuring a novella about a young woman torn between faith and doubt in a cloistered Mennonite community, David Bergen’s latest deftly renders complex moral ambiguities and asks what it means to be lost—and how, through grace, we can be found.


David Bergen has published eight novels and a collection of short stories. His work has been nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Impac Dublin Literary Award, and a Pushcart Prize. He won the Giller Prize for his novel The Time in Between. In 2018 he was given the Writers’ Trust Matt Cohen Award: In Celebration of a Writing Life.

Purchase your copy of Here the Dark now at Biblioasis!