Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Reading by Fiction Writer Bill Gaston in Library Special Collections, February 22, 2007

Highly regarded B.C. fiction writer Bill Gaston is the prolific author of five novels, including THE GOOD BODY (2000) and SOINTULA (2004), plus five collections of short fiction – most recently the very well-received GARGOYLES (2006). His writing has appeared in many publications, including GRANTA, TIN HOUSE, and BEST CANADIAN STORIES, and has been nominated for numerous prizes, including in recent years both the Giller and the Governor General’s Award. In 2003 the Writers Trust of Canada awarded him the
inaugural Timothy Findley Award for a Canadian male writer at mid-career. Raised in Winnipeg, Toronto, and North Vancouver, Gaston is a graduate of UBC, where he studied creative writing and played varsity hockey. An avid lifelong player, he writes of his semi-pro and beer-league career in the recent ‘bullshit memoir’ MIDNIGHT HOCKEY (Doubleday Canada, 2006). He lives with his wife, the writer Dede Crane, and their four children in Victoria, where since 1998 he has taught in the U. Vic Creative Writing Department. SFU Special Collections is pleased to have acquired Bill Gaston’s literary archive this past winter.

Bill Gaston will be reading from his work in Special Collections on Thursday, February 22, 2007 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