IMPAC Dublin Literary Award nominee to read at York

Steven Galloway, whose latest novel The Cellist of Sarajevo was recently longlisted for the 2010 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, will read at York next week as part of the Department of English’s Creative Writing Program.

Galloway’s reading will start at 2:30pm on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Paul Delaney Gallery, 320 Bethune College, Keele campus.

Left: Steven Galloway

Born in Vancouver and raised in Kamloops, British Columbia, Galloway is the author of three novels, including Finnie Walsh (Raincoast Books, 2000), nominated for the in Canada First Novel Award, and Ascension (Knopf Canada, 2003), nominated for the BC Book Prizes’ Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize.

The internationally celebrated The Cellist of Sarajevo (Knopf Canada, 2008) has been published in some 30 countries and was nominated for the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Galloway’s novels have been translated into over 20 languages, as well as optioned for film.

He teaches creative writing at the University of British Columbia, where he is the current Nancy Cliff Writer-in-Residence, and Simon Fraser University, where he is the fiction mentor in The Writer’s Studio program. He lives with his wife and two daughters in New Westminster, BC.

The Cellist of Sarajevo shares a spot on the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award’s longlist with 156 titles from 46 countries, including York alumnus Joseph Boyden’s (BA Hons. ’91) Through Black Spruce (Viking Canada, 2008). The prize is worth €100,000. The short list will be announced April 14, and the winning book on June 17.