Robert Gray, an English professor at the University of New Brunswick, won the top award at the 2016 East Coast Literary Awards this past weekend in Halifax. Dr. Gray’s book Entropic was selected for the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award valued at $25,000. “I’m pretty sure this is what they reserve the word ‘gobsmacked’ for,”… Read More »

The Canada Council for the Arts, UNB’s department of English, the Fiddlehead, and the UNB Bookstore are pleased to invite you to a reading by Michelle Butler Hallett at 8 pm on Wednesday, March 16, at the Alumni Lounge in the Alumni Memorial Building on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Set in 1593, Michelle Butler Hallett’s This… Read More »

UNB Fredericton’s department of English, The Fiddlehead and the UNB Bookstore are pleased to invite you to a triple-decker celebration of the book launches of Phillip Crymble, Gerard Beirne and R.W. Gray. The event will take place at 8 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Alumni Lounge in the Alumni Memorial Building on the… Read More »

The University of New Brunswick is holding its annual Alden Nowlan Festival in Fredericton from October 3-8, featuring some of Canada’s top award-winning poets and novelists. Critically acclaimed writer Wayne Johnston will open the festival on Thursday, October 3 at 8:00 p.m. in Memorial Hall with a reading from his novel, The Son of a Certain… Read More »

This summer Professor Randall Martin, one of the country’s leading Shakespeare scholars, was in Bitola, Macedonia to participate in the Bitola Shakespeare Festival. The festival expands on the success of last year’s six-week Globe to Globe Festival in London, England which invited theatre companies from around the world to perform all of Shakespeare’s 37 plays in… Read More »

Two of the 13 titles on last week’s Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist were penned by graduates of the University of New Brunswick’s master’s program in creative writing – Craig Davidson (MA’03) for Cataract City, and Wayne Johnston (MA’85, DLitt’03) for The Son of a Certain Woman. Shannon Webb-Campbell delved into the “unsung literary hotbed” at… Read More »

The English department at the University of New Brunswick has welcomed its newest writer-in-residence – bestselling author, Douglas Glover. Glover is an itinerant Canadian, author of six story collections, four novels, two books of essays, and The Enamoured Knight, a book about Don Quixote and novel form. His bestselling novel Elle won the 2003 Governor-General’s… Read More »

Encouraging a love and appreciation for the written word is the sole intent of a new course offered at UNB Saint John – English 3782: Special Topics: Lorenzo Reading Series. Offered every Monday this Fall, from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm, this new course will explore the literature written by authors visiting UNB Saint John… Read More »