At this special launch event, Giller Prize-winning author Joseph Boyden reads from his new novel, The Orenda, about the kidnapping of a young Iroquois girl, her Huron Nation captor and a Jesuit missionary. This reading will be followed by an interview with Canadian radio personality Matt Galloway.
Joseph Boyden’s debut, Three Day Road, won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the CBA Libris Fiction Book of the Year Award and the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award. His second novel, Through Black Spruce, won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, was named the Fiction Book of the Year by the Canadian Booksellers Association and earned him the CBA’s Author of the Year Award. Boyden presents his latest novel, The Orenda, which was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language Fiction and named the winner of 2014 Canada Reads. It is a nearly 400-year-old tale about the kidnapping of a young Iroquois girl, her Huron Nation captor and a Jesuit missionary.
Matt Galloway is the host of Metro Morning on CBC Radio One, Toronto’s top rated morning radio program. Matt has been with the CBC for over 10 years, and has hosted multiple programs including Here & Now, The Current and Sounds Like Canada.