Steven Price



Step back to the 19th century as Steven Price talks about his newest work By Gaslight which spins fiction out of fact. As a poet turned novelist, Price creates an evocative world with his gift for the telling detail. He will be in conversation with Jacqueline Baker.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017. 7:00pm. St. Albert Public Library.

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Steven Price is a Canadian poet and novelist. He is a graduate of the University of Victoria and the University of Virginia.

Price's first collection of poems, Anatomy of Keys, won Canada's 2007 Gerald Lampert Award for Best First Collection, was short-listed for the BC Poetry Prize, and was named a Globe and Mail Book of the Year. His first novel, Into That Darkness, a taut thriller set in modern-day Victoria in the aftermath of a catastrophic earthquake, was short-listed for the 2012 BC Fiction Prize. His second collection of poems, Omens in the Year of the Ox, won the ReLit Award.

By Gaslight, his remarkable second novel, was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2016. It is a mighty steam engine of a thriller that pulls out all the stops, cutting through fog-shrouded London in 1885, and spanning five decades and half the globe, as America’s most-feared detective hunts down a master criminal whose existence has been intertwined with his own in ways that he can scarcely begin to imagine.

An intense and extravagant novel that takes inspiration from the classics and yet is like nothing that has gone before it.


Jacqueline Baker’s most recent novel, The Broken Hours, is a literary ghost story about the final days of horror writer H. P. Lovecraft's life. She teaches creative writing at MacEwan University.

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