Mr. Joseph Boyden
Novelist, short story writer and academic
Adjunct Professor, UBC Creative Writing Program
will be addressing the
Vancouver Institute on
February 21, 2015 at
Lecture Hall No. 2 in the
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre,
University of British Columbia.
Speaker photos still to come
Mr. Boyden's first novel, Three Day Road, was selected for the Today Show Book Club, won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the CBA Libris Fiction Book of the Year Award, the Amazon Books in Canada First Novel Award, and the McNally Robinson Aboriginal Book of the Year Award, and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. His second novel, Through Black Spruce, was awarded the Scotiabank Giller Prize and named the Canadian Booksellers Association Fiction Book of the Year; it also earned him the CBA’s Author of the Year Award. His most recent novel, The Orenda, won Canada Reads and was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. Mr. Boyden divides his time between Northern Ontario and the University of New Orleans where he teaches creative writing. This lecture is cosponsored by the UBC Creative Writing Program.