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Award-winning writer Karen Connelly is the fifth annual writer-in-residence at UBC Okanagan.

Award-winning writer Karen Connelly is the fifth annual writer-in-residence at UBC Okanagan.

Connelly will spend two weeks at UBCO from Jan. 23 to Feb 3.

Writers in the Central Okanagan are invited to have their work critiqued and to participate in a one-on-one meeting with Connelly.

 

If you would like to be considered for an appointment, send a maximum of 15 double-spaced pages of your fiction (plus a one-page synopsis if it is an excerpt from a longer work). Your work should be sent between Dec. 15 and Jan. 3 to irma.ronkkonen@ubc.ca . In the email give your name, student number (if applicable), phone number and email address. Please put “Writer in Residence” in the subject line.

 

Connelly is the author of nine books of best-selling nonfiction, fiction and poetry, the most recent being Burmese Lessons: a love story, a memoir about her experiences in Burma and on the Thai-Burma border.

 

She has won the Pat Lowther Award for her poetry, the Governor General’s Award for her non-fiction and Britain’s Orange Broadband Prize for New Fiction for her first novel The Lizard Cage. Published in 2005, The Lizard Cage was compared in the New York Times Book Review to the works of Orwell, Solzhenitsyn and Mandela, and hailed in the Globe and Mail as “one of the best modern Canadian novels.”

 

 

Connelly’s other books include Grace and Poison, One Room in a Castle, This Brighter Prison, The Disorder of Lov, and The Small Words in My Body.

 

Married with a young child, she divides her time between homes in rural Greece and Toronto.

 

For more information about a public reading or the writer-in-residence program, contact Michael V. Smith, Dept. of Creative Studies at UBC Okanagan, 250-807-9706 or michael.v.smith@ubc.ca.

 

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