Imagine On Air presents Guy Gavriel Kay

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Imagine On Air’s Big Generous Brain presents beloved novelist and Wordfest fan favourite Guy Gavriel Kay and his new book All the Seas of the World. This special one-hour conversation on Wordfest.com will be hosted by Wordfest's Creative Ringleader Shelley Youngblut. (The pre-show will begin at 6:50 PM MT.)  It's free and if you RSVP we'll send you a reminder on the afternoon of the show, as well as our unique Digital Doggie Bag the next day with bonus extras sparked by the conversation.

We are grateful to Penguin Random House Canada for making it possible for us to connect you with one of the world's most intriguing thinkers.

About Guy Gavriel Kay

Guy Gavriel Kay is the international bestselling author of fourteen previous novels, including the Fionavar Tapestry series, Tigana, and most recently, A Brightness Long AgoChildren of Earth and Sky, and River of Stars. He has been awarded the International Goliardos Prize for his work in the literature of the fantastic and won the World Fantasy Award for Ysabel in 2008. In 2014, he was named to the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honor. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages. Follow him on Twitter @guygavrielkay.

About All the Seas of the World

Tragic, stirring, romantic, meticulous, comic, rueful, worldly-wise, and written in the intimate, deceptively nonchalant voice of a storyteller offering up his great gift, All the Seas of the World is classic Kay, and to this reader, at least, there can be no higher praise.” –Michael Chabon

On a dark night, along a lonely stretch of coast, a small merchant ship sends two people ashore: their purpose is assassination. They have been hired by two of the most dangerous men alive to alter the balance of power in the world. The consequences of that act will affect the destinies of empires as well as lives both great and small.

One of those arriving on that stony strand is a young woman who had been abducted by corsairs as a child and sold into years of servitude far from her home. Having escaped, she is trying to chart her own course – and is bent upon revenge. The man who will bring the others out from the city on his ship – if they survive their mission – still remembers being exiled as a boy with his family, for their faith; it is a moment that never leaves him. In what follows, through a story both intimate and epic, unforgettable characters are immersed in the fierce and deadly struggles that define their time.

While it shares a vivid setting, timeless themes, and signature “quarter-turn to the fantastic” with his most recent novels, A Brightness Long Ago and Children of Earth and Sky, Guy Gavriel Kay’s All the Seas of the World is a stand-alone page-turning drama that also offers moving reflections on memory, fate, and the random events that can shape our lives – in the past, and today.

About Host Shelley Youngblut

Shelley Youngblut is the CEO & Creative Ringleader of Wordfest. She was the recipient of the 2020 Calgary Award for Community Achievement in the Arts and the 2018 Rozsa Award for Arts Leadership. She also won the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Western Magazine Awards. 

Youngblut was the founding editor of Calgary’s award-winning Swerve magazine and has created magazines for ESPN, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Nickelodeon, Western Living, and The Globe and Mail. A former pop-culture correspondent for ABC World News Now and Canada Am, she is now often unconventionally opinionated on CBC Calgary’s Eyeopener.

Follow her on Twitter @youngblut and Instagram @youngblutshelley.

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