North Island College’s Write Here Readers Series is very pleased to present celebrated author Eden Robinson who will read from a selection of her works in the theatre at North Island College’s Campbell River campus on Tuesday, March 19.
From the moment Robinson burst onto the literary scene, she established a reputation as an unflinching writer.
She is the author of Traplines, Monkey Beach, The Sasquatch at Home and the much anticipated Blood Sports.
Robinson’s first book, Traplines, is a collection of dark and brutal short stories that feature a deadpan, gritty humour.
The book was published in 1996 and won the UK’s Winifred Holtby prize.
Her debut novel Monkey Beach was nominated for the Giller Prize and, like much of her work, it is a frank, engrossing portrayal of contemporary life in Haisla territory.
Monkey Beach garnered unanimous appreciation from critics in the US, UK and Canada.
The Washington Post called it “artfully constructed,” the National Post deemed it “intricately patterned.”
Thomas King, author of Truth and Bright Water, says “Monkey Beach creates a vivid contemporary landscape that draws her reader deep into a traditional world, hidden universe of premonition, pain and power.”
Robinson grew up with her older brother and younger sister in Haisla territory near Kitamaat Village, surrounded by the forests and mountains of the central coast of British Columbia.
She still resides in Kitamaat Village. Kitamaat is a Tsimshian word meaning “people of the falling snow,” and (not to be confused with nearby Kitimat town), is home to 700 members of the Haisla Nation.
Robinson will present at North Island College’s Campbell River campus on Tuesday, in the theatre at 7 p.m.
This event is free to attend and open to the entire community to come and listen to Robinson’s work.