Friday, November 9. 7pm. St. Albert United Church, 20 Green Grove Drive, St. Albert.
She is the author of three novels, Blood Sports, Monkey Beach and Son of a Trickster, and a short story collection, Traplines. Monkey Beach, about a girl's search into her brother's disappearance at sea, was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award, and received the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Robinson has been awarded the Writers’ Trust Engel/Findley Award for a writer in mid-career.
Her long-awaited 2017 novel, the Scotiabank Giller Prize-shortlisted Son of a Trickster, was a unique novel from one of Canada’s finest writers, and fans will be delighted to know that the second in the Trickster trilogy will hit the shelves this fall. Trickster Drift continues the story of Jared Martin who has quit drugs and drinking and moved to Vancouver for school, but whose troubles are not over. Robinson once again promises to capture readers with her dark and humorous saga.
Host Richard Van Camp is a previous Regional Writer in Residence.An internationally renowned storyteller and best-selling author, he is a proud member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories.
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Meet the writer behind the much-debated Hero’s Walk as Anita Rau Badami talks with Angie Abdou about being selected for CBC’s Canada Reads. Badami’s descriptive and beautiful writing puts us easily into someone else’s shoes, giving us the ability to understand another’s perspective. Join us for an insightful evening.