Anakana Schofield is an Irish-Canadian writer whose debut novel, Malarky, won the Amazon.ca First Novel Award and the 2013 Debut-Litzer Prize for Fiction, and was a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. It was named on 16 Best Books of 2012 lists and was selected as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick. She has also written literary criticism for many newspapers, including The Guardian, The Irish Times, The Globe and Mail, the National Post, and the London Review of Books blog. Her second novel, Martin John, was shortlisted for the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Anakana Schofield’s trip is brought to you with the kind support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Embassy of Canada in Beijing, and the International Festival of Authors, Toronto.