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Award-winning poet and writer Michael Crummey to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Author: Communications

Posted on Nov 14, 2014

Category: UNB Saint John

Award-winning poet and writer Michael Crummey will read from his latest novel, Sweetland on Monday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre.

Michael Crummey grew up in mining towns in Newfoundland and Labrador and studied English at Memorial University in St. John’s. He taught English in China and worked at the International Day of Solidarity with the people of Guatemala. His three books of poetry and book of short stories have been nominated for and received numerous awards, as well as being twice included in the League of Canadian Poets’ annual contest anthology.

His debut novel, River Thieves, became a Canadian bestseller and won the Thomas Head Raddall Award, the Winterset Award for Excellence in Newfoundland Writing, and the Atlantic Independent Booksellers’ Choice Award. It was also short-listed for the Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Books in Canada First Novel Award, and was long-listed for the IMPAC Award. His second novel, The Wreckage, was long-listed for the 2007 IMPAC Award while his third novel, Galore, was shortlisted for the 2011 IMPAC Award. 

The reading is hosted by the Lorenzo Reading Series and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. 

For more information contact Alison Hughes at (506) 654-3753 or email