Steven Galloway and Maggie Bolitho Reading on June 11

Steven Galloway photo credit Frances RaudSteven Galloway people.

The celebrated author of The Cellist of Sarajevo will be here on Wed., June 11th at 7pm to read from and discuss his new book, The Confabulist, which uses the life and sudden death of Harry Houdini to weave a tale of intrigue, love and illusion.

Galloway is the author of three novels, most recently The Cellist of Sarajevo, an international bestseller, called “the work of an expert” by The Guardian.

Here is what critics are saying about The Confabulist:

Confabulist“Vancouver author Steven Galloway created literary magic with The Cellist of Sarajevo, the international bestseller recently chosen for community reads in Toronto and elsewhere. Now in his new novel, The Confabulist, Galloway makes magic again, this time of the literal, stage-show variety.” Marcia Kaye, The Toronto Star

“With his new novel The Confabulist, Vancouver writer Steven Galloway effortlessly blends history and fiction into a thrilling narrative that is as irresistible as it is subtly complex…Like the best illusionists, Galloway engages in significant prestidigitation in the telling of The Confabulist. While the novel thrills on a strictly narrative level, pushing the reader through as they wonder what will happen next, its construction is deceptively complex.”Robert J. Wiersema, The Vancouver Sun

“I almost didn’t accept the assignment. But this is Steven Galloway we’re talking about — a brilliant Vancouver novelist, and the author of the The Cellist of Sarajevo — and I believe that, no matter the setting or conceit, a good novelist can make anything worth your while. And Galloway is nothing if not a good novelist. I’m happy to report that The Confabulist, his fourth novel, is a stunning achievement.” – Zoe Whittall, The National Post
MaggieJoining Galloway is local author Maggie Bolitho, whose young adult novel Lockdown will be published this June by Great Plains Press.  Lockdown follows fifteen-year-old Rowan Morgan as she hikes through a suburban forest after a great earthquake rocks the Pacific Northwest.
Maggie has been a soccer player, a horsewoman, a martial artist, a scuba diver (volunteer diver for the Vancouver Aquarium) and a cyclist over the years. Before making her home in British Columbia, she lived in Australia. In Sydney, her home was in a red-zone, the highest bushfire risk possible and it was there, when she trained as a member of the CFU (Community Fire Unit) as a firefighter, that her interest in disaster scenarios came to life.

The reading is free and starts at 7pm on the third floor of the library. Doors open at 6:30 for wine and snacks. You can register online via our Events Calendar.

Hope to see you all there!




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