Lovers and Other Shenanigans

In Des Kennedy’s new novel, a border collie called Shep maintains the bemused attachment appropriate for most human affairs.  Kennedy appears at the Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival July 19-22. REVIEW

Giardini joins SFU

April 16th, 2014

As far we know, Anne Giardini is the first B.C. author ever chosen to be the Chancellor of a university. Giardini will be installed as the eleventh SFU Chancellor, taking over from outgoing Dr. Carole Taylor, in June of 2014, having served on the university’s board of directors from 2009-2014. Giardini has already received Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in January 2013 for her fundraising efforts for Plan Canada’s “Because I’m a Girl” campaign, which supports females in Tanzania, and won a Lexpert Zenith Award in 2013 as well the Robert V.A. Jones Award in 2011. Once named one of Canada’s 25 most influential lawyers, she has somehow found time to follow her mother Carol Shields’ career path as a novelist. Her books are The Sad Truth About Happiness (HarperCollins, 2005) and Advice for Italian Boys (Harpercollins 2009).

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