Ms. Elizabeth Hay Lecture

Ms. Elizabeth Hay
Canadian Novelist and winner of the Giller Prize, 2007

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on March 3, 2012 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.


The Writer as Returned Traveller


Author of Late Nights on Air, based on two years she spent working as an announcer and operator in a radio station in Yellowknife, Ms. Hay is perhaps best known for the complex and intimate book Garbo Laughs in 2003 and the passionate A Student of Weather in 2000. The latter was nominated for the Giller Prize, and her 1997 short-story collection Small Change was a finalist for multiple prizes, including the Governor General’s Award. Born in Owen Sound, Ms. Hay began writing poetry at the age of 15, before moving into short stories. She published early work in The Malahat Review and The Capilano Review. After leaving Yellowknife, she continued to work on and off for CBC Radio in Winnipeg, Toronto, and Mexico.