Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Reading by Fiction Writer Annabel Lyon in Special Collections (Nov 16)

SFU Library presents: Reading by Fiction Writer Annabel Lyon in Special Collections

SFU graduate Annabel Lyon is one of Canada's most promising younger fiction writers. Her debut story collection, OXYGEN (Porcupine's Quill, 2000), was greeted with universal critical acclaim. Her second book, THE BEST THING FOR YOU, was published by McClelland & Stewart in 2004, again to high praise. Raised in Coquitlam, Annabel Lyon completed her B.A. at SFU in 1994 and went on to take an M.F.A. in creative writing at UBC, at a time when the program was producing such illustrious graduates as Caroline Adderson, Nancy Lee, and Madeleine Thien. She is a frequent contributor to numerous magazines and newspapers, including the Vancouver Sun, the Globe and Mail and Harvard Review, and is a regular columnist for Geist magazine; she also teaches writing.

Annabel Lyon will be reading from her work in Special Collections on Thursday, November 16, 2006 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Special Collections is located in room 7100 on the 7th floor of the W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby. Free! Refreshments will be served.

For more information contact:
Tony Power
604.268.6676 or power@sfu.ca