***Due to health reasons, author Richard Wagamese has been forced to postpone his visit to Edmonton. The Book of the Year committee looks forward to rescheduling his appearance in the fall of 2014.

Full refunds for tickets for the gala public reading on March 17 will be available from point of purchase (TIX on the Square or mstore).


MacEwan University's Book of the Year for 2013/14 is Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese.

Since its inception in 1997, the Book of the Year program has been guided by a committee of faculty, staff and students.

Each year, a work of contemporary Canadian fiction is chosen by the committee from nominations by the university community. The committee bases its selection on the book's appeal and its potential to generate interest and discussion at MacEwan University.

In addition to the book being taught in English classes across the university, an exciting tradition of this program is the on-campus visit of the book’s author to discuss the book with students, staff and faculty. Activities held during the author’s visit include readings, workshops, Wall of Fame reception, and a student contest.