Michael Redhill to deliver talk at Jan. 15 Canadian Writers in Person lecture

A book is fanned open
A book is fanned open

The Scotiabank Giller Prize winner of 2017, Michael Redhill, will be the guest at the Canadian Writers in Person lecture on Jan. 15, when the popular series resumes its 20th season.

Image result for bellevue square bookRedhill, a novelist, poet and playwright, earned the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel Bellevue Square, a darkly comic literary thriller set in Toronto that centres around a woman and her search for her doppelgänger.

Previous works of Redhill include the novel Consolation, which was longlisted for a Man Booker Prize; and Martin Sloane, a Giller finalist. He has also published works in young adult fiction, as well as poetry and plays.

Under the name Ash Wolfe, the Toronto-based writer has also published a series of crime novels.

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:

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 by the Culture & Expression program in the Humanities Department in York’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. For more information, contact Professor Gail Vanstone at gailv@yorku.ca.