Riel Nason

Photo credit: Shane Nason

Author Riel Nason will read from All the Things We Leave Behind on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre.

All the Things We Leave Behind is about remembrance and attachment, about what we collect and what we cast off. In this highly affecting novel, Riel Nason explores the permeability of memory and the sometimes confusing bonds of human emotion.

Riel Nason grew up in Hawkshaw, New Brunswick, not far from the St. John River. She now lives in Quispamsis with her husband and two young children. Her short fiction has appeared in many literary journals in Canada, including The Malahat Review, Grain, The Dalhousie Review, Room, and The Antigonish Review. In 2005 she was awarded the David Adams Richards Prize from the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick for a collection of short stories. Her first novel, The Town That Drowned, won the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award and the Commonwealth Book Prize, Canada and Europe.

The Lorenzo Reading Series acknowledges the support of the League of Canadian Poets, UNB Saint John, UNB Saint John Bookstore, Canada Council for the Arts and its private reading sponsors.

Media contact: David Stonehouse