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As Part of the Michael Ondaatje Reading Series, Jane Urquhart is Coming to Glendon

Mar 18, 2014, 4:30am-6pm

Jane Urquhart was born in Little Longlac, Ont., 200 miles north of Thunder Bay, and spent her early childhood there. She moved with her family to Toronto in her late childhood, where she attended Havergal and then the University of Guelph.

Her work includes: her first novel The Whirlpool in 1986, for which she received the French Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger in 1992; in 1987 she published a collection of short stories called Storm Glass; in 1990 she published Changing Heaven; and in 1993 she published Away, a Celtic family saga spanning four generations that won the Trillium Award. She also won the Governor General’s Award for her 1997 novel The Underpainter. The Stone Carvers, published in 2001, was a finalist for the Giller Prize. She published A Map of Glass in 2005, and in 2010 she published Sanctuary Line, a southern Ontario pastoral novel about identity, place and history. Her poetry titles include: I’m Walking in the Garden of His Imaginary Palace: Eleven Poems for Le Notre (1982), False Shuffles (1982), The Little Flowers of Madame de Montespan (1984) and Some Other Garden (2000).

All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.


Location:Senior Common Room, Glendon College
Sponsor:The Michael Ondaatje Series
Posted by:Patricia Munoz
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