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17 Jan. 2020

Lisa Robertson: The Baudelaire Fractal

Lisa Robertson

Join Coach House Books, Art Metropole, and Canadian Art in Toronto on January 17th to celebrate the launch of Lisa Robertson’s debut novel The Baudelaire Fractal and the Winter 2020 issue of Canadian Art, which features an advance excerpt from the novel.

Lisa Robertson will give a reading from the novel, and will appear in conversation with Yaniya Lee, Features Editor at Canadian Art.

Canadian Art’s Winter 2020 issue, themed “Antimatter,” is about artists making object-based work in a world already full of things, material practices, science-based collaborations, and things that aren’t traditionally understood as art, becoming art.

Doors 7pm
Reading and Conversation 730pm

The event will take place at Clouds & Horizon, Art Metropole’s shop in MOCA (158 Sterling Road).


Books will be available for sale at the event, and afterward in store and online at

Poet and essayist Lisa Robertson has held residencies at the California College of the Arts, Cambridge University; University of California, Berkeley; UC San Diego; and American University of Paris. Her books include Cinema of the Present, Debbie: An Epic (nominated for the Governor General’s Award in Canada), The Men, The Weather, R’s Boat (poetry) and Occasional Works and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture (essays). Lisa Robertson’s Magenta Soul Whip (Coach House) was named one of The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2010, and was longlisted for the 2011 Warwick Prize for Writing. She currently lives in France.

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