Glendon English Department Reading Series
Reading and Q and A by best-selling Canadian writer Heather O’Neill
Tuesday Feb. 15 – 1:30 – 2:30pm EST
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HEATHER O'NEILL is a novelist, short-story writer and essayist. Her most recent bestselling novel, The Lonely Hearts Hotel, won the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and was longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction and CBC's Canada Reads. Her previous work, which includes Lullabies for Little Criminals, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night and Daydreams of Angels, has been shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction, the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Scotiabank Giller Prize two years in a row. She has won CBC's Canada Reads and the Danuta Gleed Award. Born and raised in Montreal, O'Neill lives there with her daughter.
Co-sponsored by the Glendon English Department and the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies.
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