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The Friends of the McGill Library in collaboration with Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival are honoured to present award-winning Quebec author, Louise Penny for the 2018 Hugh MacLennan Lecture.
“Murder for a Living” will explore the author's challenges and the choices involved in writing the Gamache series of mystery novels.
My books are about terror. That brooding terror curled deep down inside us. But more than that, more than murder, more than all the rancid emotions and actions, my books are about goodness. And kindness. About choices. About friendship and belonging. And love. Enduring love.
If you take only one thing away from any of my books I'd like it to be this:
- Louise Penny
Books will be available for purchase at the event.
The Hugh MacLennan Lecture is graciously sponsored by Donald Walcot.
Louise Penny is the author of the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling series of thirteen Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels including Glass Houses (2017). Penny’s books have been published in 30 countries and translated into 35 languages. Four million books have been sold worldwide. Penny has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (six times), and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. In 2017, she received the Order of Canada and the Ordre nationale du Québec for her contributions to Canadian and Quebec culture. Penny calls Knowlton, Quebec home.
When: Thursday, April 19 at 5:30pm
Where: New Residence Hall - Ballroom, McGill University, 3625 avenue du Parc, Montreal, QC H2X 3P8