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Award Winning Canadian Writer Guy Vanderhaeghe to Hold Reading at Creighton

Award Winning Canadian Writer Guy Vanderhaeghe to Hold Reading at Creighton

Creighton University’s Reading Series is hosting award winning Canadian novelist and short story writer Guy Vanderhaeghe at 8 p.m., Thursday Nov. 8 in room 252 of Creighton’s Criss Health Sciences building located at 28th and Burt streets. The reading is free and open to the public.

Vanderhaeghe is the author of seven books of fiction. His latest novel, “The Last Crossing,” was selected as a 2005 “Canada Reads” book, as the one book of the year every Canadian should read. His previous novel, “The Englishman’s Boy” (1996), was a longtime national bestseller in Canada and won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the Saskatchewan Book Award for Fiction and for Best Book of the Year, and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the prestigious International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. In 1982 he won the Governor General’s Award for his first book, a collection of stories entitled “Man Descending.”

Vanderhaeghe has also published short stories, and plays. He is a visiting professor of English, teaching creative writing, at S.T.M. College in Saskatchewan, Canada.

The reading is sponsored by Creighton’s College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information, please contact Ted Wheeler, Creighton Reading Series administrator at (402) 516-2141, theodorewheeler@creighton.edu; or Susan Aizenberg, director of Creative Writing at (402) 280-2823, susanaizenberg@creighton.edu