Book Club

Immerse yourself in a great book, join a community discussion and visit with the author.

Lands of Lost Borders by Kate Harris is the 2019/20 Arts and Science Book Club selection.

Join us at the University of Saskatchewan for two free, public events with our special guest, Kate Harris.

Event Details

Wednesday, March 4

2–3:30 pm
Reading and Discussion: Lands of Lost Borders
Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, 191 Murray Building, 3 Campus Dr.

7–8:45 pm
My Writing Life: A Talk by Kate Harris
Q&A and book signing to follow
GSA Commons, Emmanuel and St. Chad Building, 1337 College Dr.

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Kate Harris
Kate Harris. (Photo: Piia Kortsalo)

About the author

Kate Harris is a writer and adventurer with a knack for getting lost. Named one of Canada's top modern-day explorers, her award-winning nature and travel writing has featured in The Walrus, Canadian Geographic Travel, Sidetracked and The Georgia Review, and cited in Best American Essays and Best American Travel Writing.

Her debut memoir, Lands of Lost Borders, about biking the Silk Road, was a number one national bestseller and the winner of the RBC Taylor Prize, the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction, the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature and the Banff Mountain Book Competition’s Adventure Travel Award. It was a finalist for the BC Book Prize’s Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize.

Harris has degrees in science from MIT and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and in the history of science from Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. When she isn't away on expeditions, or reporting on UN environmental negotiations for the International Institute for Sustainable Development, Harris lives off-grid in a log cabin on the border of the Yukon, British Columbia and Alaska.

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About the Arts and Science Book Club

The Arts and Science Book Club brings together the entire College of Arts and Science in the study of a chosen book, culminating in a visit by the author. Students, staff, faculty and alumni are encouraged to read the book in anticipation of the author's visit.

Book Club selections are chosen by a committee from nominations submitted by faculty, staff, students and alumni of the University of Saskatchewan.

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Read the College of Arts and Science’s interview with Kate Harris