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Author Lauren Davis to read as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Oct 30, 2019

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB

Author Lauren B. Davis will read from The Grimoire of Kensington Market, short-listed for a CAA Fred Kerner Book Award, on Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Saint John Free Public Library.

The downtown core of Toronto is being consumed by elysium, a drug that allows its users to slip through the permeable edges of this world into the next before consuming them utterly. Peddled by the icy Srebrenka, few have managed to escape the drug and its dealer. But Maggie has. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," and woven through with northern folk tales, The Grimoire of Kensington Market is the story of Maggie, proprietor of the Grimoire bookstore, the cosmic nexus of all the world's tales.

Lauren B. Davis is the author of Against a Darkening Sky; The Empty Room, one of the National Post's “Best Books of the Year”; and Our Daily Bread, longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and a Globe & Mail "Best Book of the Year." Her other books include the bestselling and critically acclaimed novels The Radiant City, a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and The Stubborn Season, as well as two short story collections, An Unrehearsed Desire and Rat Medicine & Other Unlikely Curatives.

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

Ms. Davis will read from her book on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 1:30 p.m. at the Saint John Free Public Library, 1 Market Square. All are welcome to attend.

For more information contact Andrea Kikuchi at (506) 648-5782 or email lorenzo@unb.ca.

Photo credit: Helen Tansey