MacEwan Book of the Year: An Evening with Michael Crummey

March 21, 2019

MacEwan University’s Book of the Year for 2018/19 is Sweetland. In celebration of this selection, being taught in English classes across the university, MacEwan hosts a gala public reading and on-stage interview with author Michael Crummey.

This event is free and open to the public. Michael Crummey will be signing books at the end of the event.

About the author

Michael Crummey has published 10 books of poetry and fiction. His first novel, River Thieves, was a finalist for the Giller Prize and won the Winterset Award. His third novel, Galore, won the Canadian Authors' Association fiction prize and the Commonwealth Prize (Canada & Caribbean Region). Sweetland was a national bestseller and a finalist for the Governor-General's, Raddall Atlantic Fiction and Winterset Awards. His poetry collection, Little Dogs: New and Selected Poems, was published by House of Anansi in the spring of 2016. He lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.

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.

The Book of the Year is sponsored by MacEwan University's Office of Teaching and Learning Services (OTLS), the Department of English, the Library, the mStore, as well as the Students' Association of MacEwan University (SAMU) and the Edmonton Public Library.


Event Details

Date March 21, 2019
Start Time 7:30 p.m.
End Time 9:30 p.m.
Location 10910 – 104 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
The Heart (9-100)
Robbins Health Learning Centre
10910 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
Event Type Lecture/speaker/presentation
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