Identity and Belonging
Friday, September 11. 7pm. Arden Theatre.
In 2013, Hill published the essay Dear Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book: An Anatomy of a Book Burning and wrote the non-fiction book Blood: the Stuff of Life which won the Hamilton Literary Award for non-fiction and formed the basis of his 2013 Massey Lectures.
His new book, The Illegal, is Hill’s fourth novel. It tells the story of a young marathon runner fleeing for his life and forced into hiding from a repressive government. This is the ‘new underground,’ a hidden society made up of people who are denied the basics of life because they don’t have the necessary paperwork to make them full citizens. With close to one million copies of his books in print, fans have been eagerly awaiting this new novel.
Diana Davidson returns as a popular host. Her debut novel Pilgrimage, set on a Métis settlement in the 1890s, made the top five for the 2014 Alberta Readers’ Choice Awards.
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