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Award-winning author Wayne Johnston launches this year s Lorenzo Reading Series

Author: Communications

Posted on Sep 14, 2011

Category: UNB Saint John , Events , myUNB

AwWayne Johnstonard-winning author Wayne Johnston will read from, A World Elsewhere on Friday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick.

Wayne Johnston is the author of seven novels, two story collections, and the memoir Baltimore’s Mansion, winner of the Charles Taylor Prize. The Divine Ryans (1990), made into a movie, won the Thomas Raddall Fiction Prize. The Colony of Unrequited Dreams (1998) earned Johnston a second Raddall Prize and a Canadian Authors’ Association Award. Both Colony and The Navigator of New York (2002) were shortlisted for the Giller Prize and a Governor General’s Award. From The Story of Bobby O’Malley (1985) to The Custodian of Paradise (2006), Johnston’s fiction has been acclaimed and prized. The Globe and Mail identified Colony as one of the 100 most important Canadian books ever published. 

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

For more information, contact Pat Joas at at 506-648-5637.