Anne-Marie MacDonald Named Concordia’s First Richler Writer-in-Residence!
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Anne-Marie MacDonald, the Montreal-based novelist, playwright and Gemini Award-winning actor, has recently been selected to be Concordia University’s first writer-in-residence for its Mordecai Richler writer-in-residence program.
Mordecai Richler, the late Canadian author, attended the university (which was originally called Sir George Williams) from 1949 to 1951.The writer-in-residence position, which was established with a donation from the Richler estate, is intended to keep Mordecai Richler’s memory alive as well as provide mentorship and encouragement to Concordia’s Creative Writing students.
Anne-Marie MacDonald is known for her 1997 bestselling novel Fall On Your Knees, which was shortlisted for the 1996 Giller Prize. Some of her other written works include; Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), The Way The Crow Flies (2003) and her most recent novel Adult Onset (2014).
Concordia News reports that MacDonald will be working from the Mordecai Reading Room this fall, where she will interact with students and write a series of digital dispatches for The Walrus magazine.
Source: Concordia News