|A: Lunch et Livres (Homecoming)||
|Description:||Calling all book lovers! Meet an impressive trio of McGill authors while enjoying a casual lunch.
Here are this year's featured writers:
Katrina Onstad, BA'94, is a columnist for the Arts & Life section of the
Globe and Mail and a regular contributor to Toronto Life magazine.
Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian and on CBC.ca. Her best-selling second novel, Everybody Has Everything, was long-listed for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her debut book, How Happy to Be, was published to great acclaim in 2006.
Andrew Piper teaches German and European literature at McGill. He is the author of Book Was There: Reading in Electronic Times, which
Publisher's Weekly called "a fascinating glance at the page as it was, as it is, and as it might yet be." His debut work, Dreaming in Books, was awarded the Modern Language Association Prize for a First Book and honourable mention for the Harry Levin Prize from the American Comparative Literature Association. He is an Andrew W. Mellon New Directions Fellow in Digital Literacy.
Jan Wong, BA'74, divides her time between Toronto and Fredericton,
where she is a journalism professor at St. Thomas University. Previously a reporter and foreign correspondent for the Globe and Mail, she is currently a columnist for the Halifax Chronicle Herald and Toronto Life. Her non-fiction bestsellers include Red China Blues, Jan Wong's China, Lunch With Jan Wong, Beijing Confidential and, most recently, Out of the Blue: A Memoir of Workplace Depression, Recovery, Redemption and, Yes, Happiness.
The moderator will be Morna Flood Consedine, MEd'77, DEd'85, a faculty member at the McGill Executive Institute. A box lunch will be provided; please indicate your meal choice on the Seated Events Reply Form and advise of any serious food allergy.
|Date/Time:||Saturday, October 19, 2013 12:00 PM to 2:15 PM|
|Location(s):||McGill Bookstore, 3rd Floor,
3420 McTavish Street
|RSVP/Pre-Register:||August 1, 2013 to October 16, 2013|