Posted on: April 3, 2017
Internationally-acclaimed chronicler of the Thompson Shuswap region returns to TRU
Award-winning author (and former TRU student!) Gail Anderson-Dargatz will read from and discuss her first novel, The Cure for Death by Lightning, and her latest novel, The Spawning Grounds, on Tuesday, April 4 from 11AM to noon on the third floor of TRU’s House of Learning.
The Cure for Death by Lightning, winner of multiple awards and an international bestseller, set Shuswap resident Anderson-Dargatz on a path that would see her produce three more acclaimed novels, teach creative writing at UBC, and establish the Providence Bay Writers’ Camp for adults on Manitoulin Island, Ontario. The Spawning Grounds was #1 on the Huffington Post Best Fall Books list (2016), and has been lauded by The Toronto Star, CBC, and The Georgia Straight, among many others.
Anderson-Dargatz’s appearance at TRU is being held in conjunction with the world premiere of Western Canada Theatre’s adaptation of The Cure for Death by Lightning, as part of the company’s (Re) Imagine series. Recognizing the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, this series explores relationships between Indigenous peoples and settlers in Canada. For this auspicious occasion, the author will also hold a book signing. This event, co-sponsored by TRU’s Library and English and Modern Languages departments, is free of charge and open to all. Light refreshments will be provided.