Friday 10 April: SPUR FEST: LONG NIGHT WITH VISH KHANNA
Vish Khanna suits up late-night talk show style for an evening of seriously silly interviews with fellow Spur authors and artists. Join Khanna and his guests, journalist Rachel Giese, debut novelist Sabrina Ramnanan and senior editor at Mother Jones Daniel Schulman, for a night of good cheer and just a bit of beer.
Vish Khanna is a journalist, broadcaster and music curator currently based in Guelph, ON. He produces/hosts a topical interview podcast called Kreative Kontrol, as well as Long Winter’s talk show, Long Night with Vish Khanna.
Rachel Giese is a Toronto journalist with 20 years of experience in broadcast media, online and in print. Most recently, she was Deputy Editor of The Grid. Prior to that, she was a senior editor at The Walrus, an editor and producer for CBC Arts Online and a senior editor at Chatelaine. She is a frequent contributor to CBC Radio and has guest hosted Q and Day 6. Giese is currently at work on a book about masculinity and modern boyhood.
Sabrina Ramnanan is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Education in Creative Writing Program and the recipient of the 2012 Marina Nemat award. Her work has appeared in TOK, Cerulean Rain, Writing in the Margins, The Caribbean Writer and Joyland. Her debut novel, Nothing Like Love, draws inspiration from her Trinidad roots and will be published in April by Knopf.
Daniel Schulman is The New York Times bestselling author of Sons of Wichita, a biography of the Koch brothers, and a senior editor in the Washington, DC bureau of Mother Jones. A founding member of the magazine’s investigative journalism team, he has reported on topics ranging from bioterrorism to campaign finance in publications including The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, Politico Magazine, the Columbia Journalism Review, The Village Voice and Psychology Today.