Please join us Thursday 25 September at 8pm in STJ 3014.
Karen Connelly is the author of ten books of award-winning poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Much of her work explores exile, dissident politics, human rights, and linguistic immersion, particularly in Burma, Thailand, and Greece. She also writes, in various genres, about transgenerational violence and trauma. Her most recent collection of poetry, Come Cold River, is a memoir about her troubled family, as well as a moving homage to many people in Canada who are invisibilized and silenced.
Her acclaimed novel The Lizard Cage was the winner of Britain's Orange Broadband New Writers Prize; Touch the Dragon, winner of the Governor General's Award; Burmese Lessons: A Love Story, shortlisted for the Governor General's Award and the BC National Award for Nonfiction.