Toronto-based author Craig Davidson will read from his latest novel, The Saturday Night Ghost Club, on Oct. 22 as part of York University’s Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series.
A for-credit course for students, Canadian Writers in Person is also a free-admission event series for members of the public. The series features notable authors who will present their work, answer questions and sign books. All readings take place at 7 p.m. on select Tuesday evenings in 206 Accolade West Building, Keele Campus.
The Saturday Night Ghost Club, a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, is a short, infectious and bittersweet coming-of-age story about a group of misfit kids who spend an unforgettable summer investigating local ghost stories and urban legends. This note-perfect novel poignantly examines the fragility of mind and body, the resilience of the human spirit and the haunting mutability of memory.
Born and raised in St. Catharines, Ont., Davidson has published five previous books: Rust and Bone, which was made into an Oscar-nominated feature film of the same name, The Fighter, Sarah Court, Scotiabank Giller Prize-nominated Cataract City and bestselling memoir Precious Cargo. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and his work has been published in the National Post, Esquire, GQ, The Walrus and the Washington Post, among other places. He lives in Toronto with his partner and their child.
Other presentations scheduled in this series are:
Nov. 5: Kagiso Lesego Molope, Such a Lonely, Lovely Road, Mawenzi House
Nov. 19: Téa Mutonji, Shut Up You’re Pretty, Arsenal Pulp Press
Dec. 3: Roo Borson, Cardinal in the Eastern White Cedar, Penguin Random House
Jan. 14: Cherie Dimaline, The Marrow Thieves, Dancing Cat Books
Jan. 28: Uzma Jalaluddin, Ayesha at Last, Penguin Random House
Feb. 11: Carrianne Leung, That Time I Loved You, HarperCollins
March 3: E. Martin Nolan, Still Point, Invisible Publishing
March 17: David Bezmozgis, Immigrant City, HarperCollins
Canadian Writers in Person is a course offered out of the Culture & Expression program in the Department of Humanities in York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. For more information on the series, visit yorku.ca/laps/canwrite, call 416-736-5158, or email Professor Gail Vanstone at firstname.lastname@example.org or Professor Leslie Sanders at email@example.com.