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2018 Arts & Science Book Club: The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
2018 Arts & Science Book Club presents:
The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King
Immerse yourself in a great book, join a community discussion and visit with award-winning author Thomas King.
Reading and Discussion with Thomas King
Monday, Jan. 29 | 2:00–3:30 pm | Free
Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre, 5 Campus Dr.
My Writing Life: An Interview with Thomas King
Monday, Jan. 29 | 7:00–8:30 pm| Free
Convocation Hall, Peter MacKinnon Building, 107 Administration Pl.
About Thomas King:
Thomas King is an award-winning writer whose fiction includes Green Grass, Running Water; Truth and Bright Water and The Back of the Turtle, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award. His non-fiction book The Truth About Stories won the Trillium Book Award, while The Inconvenient Indian won the B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and the RBC Taylor Prize. A member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of an award from the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, Thomas King has taught at the University of Lethbridge and was chair of American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota before moving to the University of Guelph, where he taught until he retired. He lives in Guelph with his partner, Helen Hoy.
About The Inconvenient Indian:
Rich with dark and light, pain and magic, The Inconvenient Indian distills the insights gleaned from Thomas King’s critical and personal meditation on what it means to be “Indian” in North America.
—Penguin Random House Canada
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