Aritha van Herk in conversation with Patrick DeWitt


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When: Friday, August 9, 3:00 pm

BC-Born, Oregon-based, multi-awarded writer of very fine fiction (The Sister Brothers, the Librarianist), Patrick DeWitt talks with prolific writer, essayist, brilliant professor, the Queen of Alberta, Aritha van Herk.

PATRICK DEWITT is the author of the novels French Exit (an international bestseller and a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize), The Sisters Brothers (winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction and the Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the Booker Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize), and the critically acclaimed Undermajordomo Minor and Ablutions. His most recent novel is The Librarianist. Born in British Columbia, he now resides in Portland, Oregon.

ARITHA VAN HERK (CM, AOE, FRSC) is the author of five novels, Judith, The Tent Peg, No Fixed Address, Places Far from Ellesmere, and Restlessness. Her irreverent but relevant history, Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta, framed a major exhibition at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary; most recently, Stampede and the Westness of West examines the mythology of the west. She has published hundreds of stories, articles, reviews, and essays, and serves as the Series Editor for Brave and Brilliant, the Creative Imprint of the University of Calgary Press. She is a Member of the Order of Canada, a member of the Alberta Order of Excellence, a Fellow of the Glenbow Museum, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.