An evening with Neil Bissoondath - May 1st 2009, 7:30 PM

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We are pleased to announce our upcoming literary conference with renowned author Neil Bissoondath.The Morrin Centre, initiator of this event, is proud of encouraging local talent and of promoting this writer.We invite you to meet Mr. Bissoondath, and to discover his literary influences, his work and inspiration.

Neil Bissoondath (1955 -) was born on April 19th, at Arima in Trinidad ; by the time he was 10 years-old, he had already decided to become an author.He has lived in Quebec City since 2006, having been for many years in Toronto and Montreal.Neil Bissoondath has taught Literary Creation at Laval University since 1999.

To write his novels, Bissoondath establishes an intimate dialogue with the main character.The autobiographical novel does not interest him. His novel The Unyielding Clamour of the Night talks about the life of a young school teacher, living in an imaginary island, somewhere off the coast of India.The young man has left the city’s capital for this isolated area; lost and confused, he is deeply disturbed by his surroundings.His work often speaks of one’s identity and his new novel, Postcards from Hell, is no exception.

Bibliography

  • Digging Up Mountains - 1987
  • A Casual Brutality - 1989
  • On the Eve of Uncertain Tomorrows - 1991
  • The Innocence of Age - 1993
  • Selling Illusions: The Cult of Multiculturalism in Canada 1994
  • The Worlds Within Her- 1999 (Nominated for a Governor General's Award)
  • Doing the Heart Good - 2002
  • The Unyielding Clamour of the Night - 2005
  • The Soul of All Great Designs - 2008
  • Postcards from Hell - 2009

We invite the public and media to this presentation, in partnership with the Quebec Writers Federation.Date : Friday, May 1st 2009,at 7 :30 PM.Cost : $4 members / $6 non-membersPlace : Morrin Centre

About the Morrin Centre

The Morrin Centre is your place to go for English-language culture in Quebec City. Located in a 200-year-old building, it offers a wide range of services including an English-language library, guided heritage tours, readings by prominent authors, discussion groups, writing workshops, poetry classes, theatre and more. For more information see www.morrin.org. The Morrin Centre is managed by the Literary & Historical Society of Quebec.For further information, please contact:Morrin Centre www.morrin.org 44, chaussée des ÉcossaisQuébec, QCG1R 4H3 (at the corner of Sainte-Anne and Dauphine)418-694-9147

Erin Zoellner : [email protected] / Cultural Events Coordinator