Bookmark, Charlottetown’s independent, locally owned bookseller is very pleased to present an evening with two of Canada’s best literary authors and proud sons of Atlantic Canada, Wayne Johnston and Linden MacIntyre.
Please join us on Tuesday, October 3rd at 7:30 PM in the Georgian Ballroom at Rodd’s Charlottetown Hotel, 75 Kent Street, for an entertaining evening with Wayne Johnston and Linden MacIntyre. Dr. Richard Lemm, Professor of English from UPEI’s English Department will be the moderator for the evenings events. Books will be available for sale and the authors will be signing books at the end of the event.
Linden MacIntyre’s bestselling first novel, The Long Stretch, was nominated for a CBA Libris Award and his boyhood memoir, Causeway: A Passage from Innocence, won both the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Nonfiction and the Evelyn Richardson Prize. His second novel, The Bishop’s Man, was a #1 national bestseller, won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Dartmouth Book Award and the CBA Libris Fiction Book of the Year Award, among other honours. The third book in the loose-knit trilogy, Why Men Lie, was also a #1 national bestseller as well as a Globe and Mail “Can’t Miss” Book for 2012. MacIntyre, who spent 24 years as the co-host of CBC’s, The Fifth Estate, is a distinguished broadcast journalist who has won ten Gemini awards for his work.
Wayne Johnston was born and raised in the St. John’s area of Newfoundland. His nationally bestselling novels include The Custodian of Paradise, The Navigator of New York and The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, which was an international bestseller and will be made into a film. Johnston is also the author of an award-winning and bestselling memoir, Baltimore’s Mansion which won the most prestigious prize for creative non-fiction awarded in Canada – the Charles Taylor Prize. He lives in Toronto.
Wayne’s new book, First Snow, Last Light, is an epic family mystery with a powerful, surprise ending, which features the return of the ever-fascinating Sheilagh Fielding, one of the most memorable characters in fiction.
For more information, please see the Bookmark’s website.