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Posted: Friday, November 7, 2003


Andrew Pyper in residence at Trent University: November 8 - 13

Public reading to take place November 12 at 8 p.m.

Journalist, novelist and regular book reviewer Andrew Pyper will be writing in residence at Trent University's Champlain College from November 8 to 13.

As part of his week as writer in residence, Mr. Pyper will be reading from his recent work on November 12 at 8 p.m. at Dreams And Beans Café, visiting PCVS and Lakefield District Secondary School and working with Trent creative writing students.

Champlain College has had writers-in-residence for more than 30 years, the first of whom was Margaret Laurence. In recent years, the college has welcomed Michael Ondaatje, Dennis Lee, Stuart McLean, Ali Smith and Joyce Carol Oates.

Mr. Pyper previously visited Champlain College as writer-in-residence following the publication of the critically acclaimed short-story collection Kiss Me in 1996.

His first novel, Lost Girls was a national bestseller in Canada for which he won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Lost Girls was published in the U.S. and U.K. in 2000, and has also been translated into Italian, Dutch, German and Japanese. Mr. Pyper's second novel, the controversial The Trade Mission was published in Canada and the U.K. in 2002 and the U.S., Netherlands and Germany in 2003.

Other works have been published in a variety of journals, including The New Quarterly, The Malahat Review and Toronto Life and Mr. Pyper is a regular contributor to Canadian magazines and newspapers, including The Globe and Mail, The Ottawa Citizen, Quill & Quire and Saturday Night.

Mr. Pyper lives in Toronto, and is working on his third novel The Wildfire Season.


For further information, please contact Stephen Brown at
748-1011, Ext. 1238 or E-mail

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