Heather O’Neill will be reading from her work this Friday, November 25th at 8pm in Carleton Hall room 139 on the UNB campus. The event is free to the public and all are welcome to attend.
Not only is Heather O’Neill a bestselling novelist, she is also a poet, shortstory writer, screenwriter, and essayist.
Her most recent work, Daydreams of Angels (2015), was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, as well as the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction. The Girl Who Was Saturday Night (2014) was also shortlisted
for the Giller, and O’Neill’s debut novel Lullabies for Little Criminals (2006) won Canada Reads and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction.
O’Neill has a new novel, The Lonely Hearts Hotel, to be released in 2017. Set in Montreal and New York, the story follows two orphans who use their incredible talents to survive servitude, poverty, and the Great Depression. For Rose and Pierrot, true love, music, and dance are reason enough to live, even in the direst of circumstances.
Born and raised in Montreal, O’Neill lives there currently with her daughter Arizona.
This event is presented by the UNB Department of English, the UNB Bookstore, The Fiddlehead, and the Canada Council for the Arts.