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Lisa Moore to read and sign books in Charlottetown Jan. 16

Lisa Moore, Newfoundland author, will read from her latest novel in Charlottetown on Jan. 16 as part of the Winter's Tales Authors' Reading Series.
Lisa Moore, Newfoundland author, will read from her latest novel in Charlottetown on Jan. 16 as part of the Winter's Tales Authors' Reading Series.

CHARLOTTETOWN – Lisa Moore, novelist and short story author from St. John’s, N.L., will be doing a book reading in Charlottetown on Monday, Jan. 16.

Intending to be a visual artist, Moore earned a BA at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Returning to St. John’s, she studied at Memorial University and began writing fiction. This career change has resulted in three Giller Prize for fiction nominations, a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and a Canadian Authors Association Jubilee Award.

Moore’s second novel, “February”, was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. The novel focuses on Helen in the decades after her husband drowned in the Ocean Ranger oilrig disaster off the Newfoundland coast.

“Caught”, Moore’s latest novel, is the story of David Slaney, a Newfoundlander and escaped convict who makes a second attempt at smuggling marijuana from Colombia to Canada. 

Moore will be reading at 7:30 p.m. in the UPEI Faculty Lounge, SDU main building. A reception and book signing will follow her reading. Admission is free.

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