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Celebrated Canadian author featured at BYU lecture series Nov. 5

Canadian author and critic Tim Wynne-Jones will be presenting “Between Belonging and Otherness: The Book as Passport” at the Annual Nan Osmond Grass Lecture sponsored by the Brigham Young University English Department Thursday, Nov. 5, at 11 a.m. in B-192 Joseph F. Smith Building.

The lecture is free and open to the public and the BYU campus community.

Wynne-Jones will discuss the role books play as passports into the real world. He identifies every book as an intermediary between two worlds, the one the readers live in and the one the writers take their readers to when they read their stories.

He is the author of more than 30 books for children, young adults and adults. His books have twice received the Canadian Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature, and he has won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America and several Best Children and Young Adults’ Book of the Year Awards from the Canadian Library and the American Library Association.

Wynne-Jones also has the distinction of being the first Canadian author to win the Boston-Globe Horn Book Award. His work has been translated into Japanese, Korean, Danish, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Hebrew and Catalan.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Waterloo and a master’s degree in visual arts from York University.

For more information, contact Chris Crowe at (801) 422-3429.

Writer: Ricardo Castro

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