Award-winning journalist and novelist Trevor Cole is the guest at the fourth Canadian Writers in Person lecture of the 2017-18 season. He will discuss his novel Hope Makes Love at York University on Oct. 31.
The annual series is presented by York’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LAPS) and is free and open to the public. It takes place from 7 to 10pm in 206 Accolade West.
As a journalist, Cole has won nine National Magazine Awards and still writes for magazines such as Report on Business Magazine, Maclean’s and Toronto Life. In the fall of 2000, he began writing fiction. His first two books – Norman Bray in the Performance of His Life and The Fearsome Particles – were both shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award and longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Norman Bray was also shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for Best First Book in the Canada-Caribbean region. Cole’s third novel, Practical Jean, was nominated for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and won the famous Leacock Medal for Humour.
Hope Makes Love was named a 49th Shelf Book of the Year for 2015.
Cole has recently released a fifth novel, The Whisky King.
For a complete list of this year’s lineup, visit the Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series website.