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Thursday November 17, 7:30 pm

DUASC Reading Room
5th floor, Killam Library
Dalhousie University

 

494-3615 for more information

 

Author Kathleen Winter, winner of the 2011 Thomas Head Raddall Fiction Prize
for her bestselling debut novel Annabel, will be giving a reading at the
Killam Library. All are welcome!

 

Kathleen Winter has written dramatic and documentary scripts for Sesame
Street and CBC Television. Her first collection of short stories, boYs
(Biblioasis, 2007) was the winner of both the Winterset Award and the 2006
Metcalfe-Rooke Award. Her novel Annabel, published in 2010 by House of
Anansi Press, became a #1 bestseller in Canada. It won the Thomas Head
Raddall Fiction Prize, and has just made the longlist for the prestigious
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Annabel was also a finalist for
the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award for Fiction, the
Rogers Writers' Trust Award, and the Orange Prize. 

 

Annabel is the story of a mysterious child born into the hunting culture of
1968 Labrador. The baby's mystery lies in the fact that it is both boy and
girl at once. Raised as a boy named Wayne, he grows to adulthood within the
hyper-masculine hunting culture of his father, but his shadow-self -- a girl
he thinks of as Annabel -- is never entirely extinguished, and is secretly
nurtured by the women in his life.