Thursday, January 8, 2015

UNB Reading Series Presents Kathleen Winter on January 14

The University of New Brunswick would like to invite you to hear a reading by the critically acclaimed writer Kathleen Winter, author of The Freedom in American Songs, published last year by Biblioasis. In this collection of stories, Winter employs her unusual sensuality, lyrically rendered settings, and subversive humour to examine themes of modern loneliness, small-town gay teens, catastrophic love, and the holiness of ordinary life.

Winter's novel, Annabel (2010), was a #1 bestseller in Canada, has been translated around the world, was shortlisted for the Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and the Governor General’s Award, and won the Thomas Head Raddall Award. Her debut story collection, boYs (2007), won the Winterset Award and the Metcalf-Rooke Award. Her Arctic travel memoir, Boundless (House of Anansi), was published just last fall, and was shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction.

Her reading will be held on Wednesday, January 14th at 8:00pm in the Alumni Lounge of the Alumni Memorial Building on the UNB Fredericton Campus. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend!