Professor Erna Paris Lecture

Professor Erna Paris
Toronto, Ontario

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on March 27, 2010 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.


The Writer and Human Rights


Professor Paris is the author of seven acclaimed books of literary non-fiction and the winner of ten national and international writing awards, including a gold medal from the National Magazine Awards Foundation, a bronze medal from The White Award for local issues reporting (Canada-U.S.), and four Media Club of Canada awards for feature writing and radio documentary. Her book, Long Shadows, was acclaimed a "best book of the year" by The Christian Science Monitor, The New Statesman and The Globe and Mail. In 2005, Long Shadows was chosen as one of "The Hundred Most Important Books Ever Written In Canada" by the Literary Review of Canada. Her most recent book, The Sun Climbs Slow: Justice in the Age of Imperial America, was first on the "best book of the year" list (The Globe and Mail) and was shortlisted for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.