Writer in Residence disheartened by U.S. election

Writer in Residence Athabasca University

Straight on the heels of his successful novel The Jaguar’s Children [Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, 2015], Governor General's Award-winning author and freelance writer John Vaillant is now devoting his time to Athabasca University as its 2016-17 Writer in Residence/Writer for Health, sponsored by ZoomerMedia Ltd.    A writer in residence is a lot more than a visiting author who … [Read more...]

Canada Reads: The AU Connection

CBC Reads

Between March 21-24, CBC Radio, along with a jury of celebrity panelists, will declare a winner of the annual Canada Reads contest. The yearly "battle of the books" breaks down a list of sometimes renowned, often times unknown, Canadian books of fiction, poetry, or plays, into, first, a longlist (15), and then into a shortlist of five. From this point, the panelists defend and … [Read more...]

Q&A with Esi Edugyan, Writer-in-Residence

Esi Edugyan, Athabasca University's 2015-16 Writer in Residence. She is the Scotiabank Giller prize winning author for 2011's Half-Blood Blues.

A Writer-in-Residence is a lot more than a visiting author who provides advice to students while working on their masterpieces. He or she is also a public arts ambassador and an integral teaching and research resource among faculty. Athabasca University's Writer-in-Residence program boasts a long roster of preeminent and award-winning authors, including this year's acclaimed … [Read more...]

AU Writer-in-Residence Esi Edugyan to give inaugural lecture

Esi Edugyan, Athabasca University's 2015-16 Writer in Residence. She is the Scotiabank Giller prize winning author for 2011's Half-Blood Blues.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to feature the inaugural talk of Esi Edugyan, Athabasca University’s 2015-2016 Writer-in-Residence/Writer for Health on January 26 at AU's Edmonton office. Esi is an award-winning writer and novelist whose second novel, Half-Blood Blues, was nominated for the the prestigious Man Booker Prize, and received the 2011 … [Read more...]

AU announces the 2014-2015 Writer in Residence

Athabasca University Anita

Athabasca University's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is ecstatic to announce that Anita Rau Badami will be AUs 2014-2015 Writer in Residence.  Anita is an award-winning novelist and essayist whose critically acclaimed books have been published in several languages across the world. About Anita Badami Anita Rau Badami is the author of four novels: Tamarind Mem (Penguin, … [Read more...]