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Award-winning author Richard Wright reads from Mr Shakespeare s Bastard as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Author: Communications

Posted on Nov 2, 2010

Category: Events , UNB Saint John

Richard WrightAward-winning author Richard B. Wright will read from his new novel, Mr. Shakespeare’s Bastard on Friday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Richard B. Wright is the multi-award-winning author of 11 novels, among them Clara Callan (2001), winner of three major awards – the Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Award and the Trillium Book Award. In the same year, Wright was named author of the year by the Canadian Booksellers Association.  Adultery (2004) and October (2007) were finalists for the Giller Prize. Wright is a member of the Order of Canada. The reading is hosted by the Lorenzo Reading Series and the UNB Saint John Bookstore, and supported by The Canada Council for the Arts. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. For more information contact The University Bookstore at (506) 648-5540, inprint at (506) 648-2315, or email About the novel Mr. Shakespeare’s Bastard Mr. Shakespeare’s Bastard moves forward on two timelines. In the frame story, beginning in 1658, the ailing and irritable Aerlene (Linny) Ward, housekeeper and former nursemaid at Easton Manor, Oxfordshire, records her life story and her Mam’s. Because she is losing her eyesight, Linny dictates the two life histories to Charlotte Easton, younger sister to Walter, the master of the manor.