A conversation with author, playwright, activist Catherine Hernandez
A conversation with author, playwright, activist Catherine Hernandez (@theloudlady) about her award winning book Scarborough, access to justice and building community beyond institutional structures. Led by Osgoode Professor Amar Bhatia.
Copies of the book, published by Arsenal Press, will be available for purchase. The book is a Trillium Book Award and City of Toronto Book Award finalist; Edmund White Debut Fiction Award finalist; A Globe 100, National Post and Quill and Quire Best Book of the Year; Longlisted for Canada Reads.
“It’s said that sometimes an author needs to write fiction in order to tell the most searing truth, and Scarborough is perfect proof of that axiom. This is a beautifully rendered, intimately populated landscape that honours and cherishes characters we usually only see relegated to background scenery and pat, two-dimensional representations. It feels at once foreign and familiar, soothing and challenging — the kind of storytelling that touches our tenderest places; the best kind of storytelling I know.” -S. Bear Bergman, author of Butch Is a Noun and The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You