Oct
04

Date: Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017

Time: 12:00PM
Cowichan Campus

Building: Main Building Room: 135


Add to CalendarWriters on Campus -- Craig Taylor10/04/2017 12:00 PM10/04/2017 12:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverJoin us as hometown hero, Craig Taylor returns to VIU for a special reading and talk about his work. Reviewers of his book, Londoners, have said it is: “A thrilling portrait of the city. . . . Enchanting. . . . I feel I almost learned more about Londoners from this book than from being a Londoner for more than four decades. . . . Too good to miss.” —Oona King, The Times (London) “The best book about London in at least a decade. . . . Masterful. . . . A cracking and insightful read [that] will still be widely enjoyed 50 years from now. Treat yourself . . . you really are investing in a classic.” —Londonist.com “A rich and exuberant kaleidoscopic portrait of a great, messy, noisy, daunting, inspiring, maddening, enthralling, constantly shifting Rorschach test of a place. . . . Delightful. . . . In Taylor’s patient and sympathetic hands, regular people become poets, philosophers, orators.” —New York Times Book Review Craig Taylor is the author of Return to Akenfield and One Million Tiny Plays About Britain, both of which have been adapted for the stage. He is also the editor of the literary magazine Five Dials. His book Londoners is an epic portrait of today’s London that is as rich and lively as the city itself. Londoners offers up the stories, the gripes, the memories, and the dreams of those in the great and vibrant British metropolis who “love it, hate it, live it, left it, and long for it,” from a West End rickshaw driver to a Soldier of the Guard at Buckingham Palace to a recovering heroin addict seeing Big Ben for the very first time. He is currently working on a new book about New York. Building: Main Building Room: 135 false

Join us as hometown hero, Craig Taylor returns to VIU for a special reading and talk about his work. Reviewers of his book, Londoners, have said it is:

“A thrilling portrait of the city. . . . Enchanting. . . . I feel I almost learned more about Londoners from this book than from being a Londoner for more than four decades. . . . Too good to miss.” —Oona King, The Times (London)

“The best book about London in at least a decade. . . . Masterful. . . . A cracking and insightful read [that] will still be widely enjoyed 50 years from now. Treat yourself . . . you really are investing in a classic.” —Londonist.com

“A rich and exuberant kaleidoscopic portrait of a great, messy, noisy, daunting, inspiring, maddening, enthralling, constantly shifting Rorschach test of a place. . . . Delightful. . . . In Taylor’s patient and sympathetic hands, regular people become poets, philosophers, orators.” —New York Times Book Review

Craig Taylor is the author of Return to Akenfield and One Million Tiny Plays About Britain, both of which have been adapted for the stage. He is also the editor of the literary magazine Five Dials. His book Londoners is an epic portrait of today’s London that is as rich and lively as the city itself. Londoners offers up the stories, the gripes, the memories, and the dreams of those in the great and vibrant British metropolis who “love it, hate it, live it, left it, and long for it,” from a West End rickshaw driver to a Soldier of the Guard at Buckingham Palace to a recovering heroin addict seeing Big Ben for the very first time. He is currently working on a new book about New York.

Contact Name:
Jay Ruzesky
Contact Email:
jay.ruzesky@viu.ca

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