Mr. William Deverell Lecture

Mr. William Deverell
Lawyer and Author

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on September 25, 2004 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.

Obscenity, Hate and Artistic Freedom

Bill Deverell worked as a journalist for seven years. As a member of the British Columbia, Alberta and Yukon Bars, he was counsel in more than a thousand criminal cases, including thirty murder trials, either as defender or prosecutor. He is a founding director, former president, now honorary director of the B. C. Civil Liberties Association. His first novel, Needles, won the $50,000 Seal Prize in l979 and the Book of the Year Award in l98l. His book, Trial of Passion, won the 1997 Arthur Ellis prize in crime writing in Canada, and the Dashiell Hammett award, for literary excellence in crime writing in North America. His novels have been translated into ten languages and sold worldwide. He was the creator of CBC's long-running series Street Legal which has run in more than 50 countries.

Fall Program 2004
Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 16, Oct 23, Oct 30, Monday Nov 8, Nov 13, Nov 20, Nov 27, Dec 4.