Wednesday, October 21. 7pm. St. Albert Public Library.
She has spent much of her life outside, canoe tripping in Algonquin Park, tree planting in Northern Ontario, climbing in California, leading month-long trips on the rivers and mountains of Oregon for Outward Bound, and travelling through the Alps and the Pyrenees. Adventure is at the heart of her writing, driven by wanting to know what happens to a character when pushed to the edge.
Her first novel, The Line Painter, was nominated for an Arthur Ellis Crime Writing Award for best first novel. Her second novel, published last year, is The Bear. Cameron led a trip through Algonquin Park a year after the 1991 bear attack on Lake Opeongo that killed two people; the stories she heard haunted her, eventually becoming the basis for The Bear. The book is a bestseller in Canada, and was nominated for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Cameron’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Globe & Mail and The Rumpus. She is a staff writer at The Millions.
Angie Abdou has been a guest at the Library on more than one occasion and now returns to host. All three of her novels have been critically acclaimed including her 2014 book Between.
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