Leilah Nadir grew up in England and Canada with an Iraqi father and an English mother. She has a master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and a joint honours bachelor’s degree in English and history from McGill University. She has worked in London and Vancouver in the publishing industry. Since the invasion of Iraq, she has written and broadcast political commentaries for the CBC, The Globe and Mail and the Georgia Straight, and published a feature article in Brick magazine. Her memoir The Orange Trees of Baghdad came out in Canada in 2007, and has since been published in Australia, Italy, France and Turkey.
Leilah Nadir lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Erwan Larher was enjoying a rock concert in Paris’ Bataclan Theater on November 13, 2015, when the firing started. In this genre-bending memoir, a collective chronicle of the most violent night in French history since WWII, he combines visceral prose with lyrical nuance to reflect on what the gruesome terror attack meant.
Shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2018 and Winner of the 2018 Edward Stanford Award for Fiction with a Sense of Place — in his fifth novel, award-winning author Tristan Hughes has created a vivid and poetic coming-of-age story about loss, absence and redemption.
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More than 70 people who knew him well remember George Orwell, the enigmatic author of Animal Farm and 1984 — two of the bestselling books of modern times — a brilliant, eccentric, complicated man. In the weeks after Donald Trump’s inauguration, 1984 with its critiques of propaganda and doublespeak hit number one on the Amazon bestseller lists. The Orwell Tapes brings its author to vivid life.
In this “powerful and important book” (Vancouver Sun), Leilah Nadir uncovers her lost roots, in the Iraq her father left behind decades ago. In the brutal aftermath of the invasion, a surprise reunion brings east and west together. Orange Trees won the George Ryga Award; Naomi Klein called it “Lovingly woven together … reminds us that Iraq is not just a war; it is a country.”