Halifax, Nova Scotia

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Halifax Central Library | 10am - 3pm

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    Since 1990, The Word On The Street has proudly hosted some of the finest talent in Canadian literature.   Plans for our 2018 Festival our now underway and our call for author submissions is now open!

Marq De Villiers – Hell and Damnation: a Sinner’s Guide to Eternal Torment

In Hell and Damnation, bestselling author Marq de Villiers takes readers on a literary journey unknown since the time of Dante’s Inferno. Not confining himself to the nine circles of Christian Hell, he offers a multi-faith guide going back to time immemorial. From Jewish Gehenna and Muslim Jahhannam to Buddhism’s constellation of hells, and beyond, de Villiers has eternal torment covered for the sinners and sceptics among us.

Born in South Africa, Marq de Villiers is the author of ten previous books on exploration, history, politics, and travel, including Water: The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource, which won the Governor General’s Award, and most recently Our Way Out: First Principles for a Post-Apocalyptic World. A member of the Order of Canada, Marq lives in Port Medway, NS with his wife, Sheila Hirtle.