Tuesday, November 13, 7pm
John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library
Celebrated author Will Ferguson presents his Giller Prize nominated thriller 419 in an intimate event that will discuss his career as a travel writer and humorist and his latest venture into literary fiction. Copies of 419 will be sold at the venue and a book signing will follow the event.
Travel writer and novelist Will Ferguson is the author of several award-winning memoirs, including Beyond Belfast, about a 560-mile walk across Northern Ireland in the rain; Hitching Rides With Buddha, about an end-to-end journey across Japan by thumb; and most recently the humour collection Canadian Pie, which includes his travels from Yukon to PEI.
Ferguson's novels include Happiness™, a satire set in the world of self-help publishing, and Spanish Fly, a coming-of-age tale of con men and call girls set amid the jazz clubs of the Great Depression. His work, which has been published in more than twenty languages around the world, has been nominated for both an IMPAC Dublin Award and a Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and he is a three-time winner of the Leacock Medal.
Will Ferguson's 419, is a shortlist nominee for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize.