Kathleen Winter is feature author at Oct. 2 Canadian Writers in Person lecture

Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series

Acclaimed Canadian author Kathleen Winter will read from her poignant novel Lost in September (Random House) on Oct. 2, when she is the featured guest at York University’s Canadian Writers in Person Lecture series.

Winter’s writing has been continually recognized with nominations and awards. Her novel Annabel earned high acclaim and was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, the Orange Prize and various other awards.

She has also been recognized for her memior, Boundless (2014), which was shortlisted for Canada’s Weston and Taylor non-fiction prizes.

Lost in September was released in August 2018, and explores the story of Jimmy – a homeless ex-soldier afflicted by PTSD who lives on the streets of Montreal and seek to reclaim his youth. The story also creatively pays homage to General James Wolfe, “Conqueror of Canada” and “Hero of Quebec,” who died on the Plains of Abraham in 1759.

Winter, who lives in Montreal, was born in the U.K. and spent many years calling Newfoundland home.

Canadian Writers in Person is a for-credit course for students, presented by the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS). It is also a free admission event for members of the public. All readings take place at 7 p.m. on select Tuesday evenings in 206 Accolade West Building, Keele Campus.

Other presentations scheduled in this series include:

Oct. 23: Eden Robinson, Son of a Trickster, Penguin Random House

Nov. 6: Canisia Lubrin, Voodoo Hypothesis, Wolsak & Wynn Publishers

Nov. 20: Joel Hynes, We All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night, HarperCollins

Dec. 4: Stevie Howell, I left nothing inside on purpose, M&S


Jan. 15: Michael Redhill, Bellevue Square, Random House

Jan. 29: Kerri Sakamoto, Floating City, Random House

Feb. 12: Kim Fu, The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore, HarperCollins

March 6: Katerena Vermette, The Break, House of Anansi Press

March 19: David Chariandy, Brother, Penguin Random House

Canadian Writers in Person is a course offered out of the Culture and Expression program in the Humanities Department in York’s Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. For more details and information, contact Professor Gail Vanstone at gailv@yorku.ca.