Wednesday, January 09, 2008


Author Reading with Wayne Johnston
Wednesday, January 23. 7:30pm at the Town of East Gwillimbury Civic Centre

Johnston was born and raised in Newfoundland, where most of his novels are situated.
Among his work are award winning THE STORY OF BOBBY O’MALLEY (1986), THE DIVINE RYANS (1990) and THE COLONY OF UNREQUITED DREAMS (1998), which was identified by the Globe and Mail newspaper as one of the 100 most important Canadian books ever produced.
Wayne’s first work of non-fiction, a personal memoir of Newfoundland called BALTIMORE’S MANSION (1999), won the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and was nominated for the 1999 Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction.
In his latest novel, THE CUSTODIAN OF PARADISE (2006), he resumes a story he began in COLONY, following Sheilagh Fielding, one of the most memorable and beloved characters in Canadian Fiction. It won the Drummer General’s Fiction Award and was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award.

Tickets may be purchased at the door and at both the Holland Landing and Mount Albert branches of the library: $10 ($8 for members). For more information, please call 905/836-8589 or write to

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