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This event sponsored by HarperCollins Publishers

George Elliott Clarke Photo: Dept of English, Harvard University

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4:00 pm Sunday August 14 Tickets

George Elliott Clarke

Poet, playwright and novelist George Elliott Clarke is a seventh-generation African Canadian. He has been a tireless supporter of the work of his fellow African Canadian artists, particularly those in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick for whom he coined the term “Africadians.” The list of awards and honours accorded him is long and varied and includes the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, an IMPAC Award nomination for his novel George and Rue, eight honorary degrees, and an appointment to the Order of Canada. He was recently named Parliamentary Poet Laureate for Canada.

Quill & Quire called his widely acclaimed latest novel, The Motorcyclist, “A ribald, raw, road-movie of a novel…an object lesson in how to combine the political with the personal.”

Quill and Quire Review of The Motorcyclist: www.quillandquire.com/review/the-motorcyclist/
CBC Books, Interviews with George Elliott Clarke about The Motorcyclist (The Next Chapter, Q, and an extended conversation with Shelagh Rogers): www.cbc.ca/books/2016/04/george-elliott-clarke.html
The Toronto Star Book Review of The Motorcyclist: www.thestar.com/entertainment/books/2016/02/08/george-elliott-clarkes-the-motorcyclist-explores.html

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