Wayne Grady is the new Writer-in-Residence at Haig-Brown House. Meet him at an open house on Nov. 22.

New Writer-In-Residence arrives at Haig-Brown HouseMeet author, translator and editor Wayne Grady

Meet author, translator and editor Wayne Grady

The Museum at Campbell River is welcoming the community to ‘meet and greet’ the 2015-2016 Haig-Brown Writer-in-Residence Wayne Grady.

On Sunday, Nov. 22, from 1-3 p.m., everyone is welcome to an Open House at the historic Haig-Brown House located at 2250 Campbell River Road. Coffee and snacks will be served.

Grady is the author of 14 books, the translator of 15 novels from French to English, and the editor of 11 anthologies of literary fiction and non-fiction.

He was awarded the Governor General’s Award for Translation in 1989 and nominated again in 1995 and 2005.  His extensive travels through the Gobi Desert, Patagonia, the United States and a visit to the North Pole have all informed his extensive travel and environmental writing.

Tree: A Life Story was co-authored with David Suzuki in 2007 and was shortlisted for the BC Book of the Year. His first novel Emancipation Day (Doubleday 2013) was long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Award and won the Amazon First Novel Award.

During his residency in Campbell River (November to April), Grady will be engaged with the community through writing workshops, talks and community consultations. This is the 12th year for the Writer-in-Residence Program managed by the Museum and supported through the Canada Council for the Arts and the Haig-Brown Institute. For more information contact Ken Blackburn at public.programs@crmuseum.ca or 250-287-3103.

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