How does Portugal influence author Irene Marques’ writing?
This week on all about canadian books we're going to find out…
Hi! My name is crystal fletcher and welcome to all about canadian books. This week’s guest is Irene Marques. Irene is a writer, poet, scholar and educator. She believes in the power of literature and creative language to allow us to broaden our sense of self, others and otherness (the non-human) giving us a more fulfilling existential experience.
We discussed Irene’s novel Daria. Daria is a cerebral novel about Portuguese identity, family, immigration, displacement, and remembering. It was published by Inanna Publications.
Be sure to check out Irene's website. You'll find her blog, book reviews, academic articles and some of her favourite quotes.
A Little Author Advice & A Reading From Daria
Watch Irene as she encourages writers to write about a subject matter that they're passionate about, despite what others may say and, to listen to your unique voice. She also reads an excerpt from her fiction novel Daria.