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Meet The Authors: Ann-Marie MacDonald, Indu Sundaresan

Fri. September 24th 2004 8:00 pm Alix Goolden Performance Hall (All Ages) 8:00 pm
Presented by: Bolen Books
Ann-Marie MacDonald is an award winning novelist, playwright and actor. Her first play, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), premiered in 1988 and won the Governor General's Award for Drama, the Chalmers Award for Outstanding Play and the Canadian Authors' Association Award for Drama.

Her first novel, Fall On Your Knees, published in 1996, made her an overnight sensation. Her recent The Way the Crow Flies (newly released in paperback) has confirmed her extraordinary talent and cemented her status as one of the great lights of the Canadian literary scene.

MacDonald has performed in theatres across Canada, and continues to act in film, television and theatre. Screen credits include I've Heard the Mermaids Singing, Where the Spirit Lives (Gemini Award) and the role of Frances in Better Than Chocolate. Her latest theatre production is the new musical comedy, Anything that Moves, with script by Ann-Marie MacDonald and Alisa Palmer, lyrics by MacDonald and music by Allen Cole. Anything That Moves won the Dora Award for Outstanding New Musical.

Joining MacDonald on this bill will be Indu Sundaresan, a gifted historical novelist based in Seattle. Born and brought up in India, Indu Sundaresan came to the United States for graduate studies in economics.

Her first novel, The Twentieth Wife, was published in February 2002 and won the 2003 Washington State Book Award. Her second novel, The Feast of Roses, a sequel to The Twentieth Wife, was published in May 2003. Both novels are based on the life of an almost abandoned child who grew up to become the most powerful empress in the Mughal dynasty that built the Taj Mahal in India.

Indu is currently working on a third novel, based in India in the 1940s.

Tickets available at Bolen Books, 111-1644 Hillside Avenue, and at the door (pending availability)

Information: 595-4232
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